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Welcome to the International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA),one of the leading global resource hubs on African higher education. Established in 2003, at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, before moving to the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in 2013, the Network is committed to the advancement of higher education in the continent.

The Network has been serving the community of scholars, experts, practitioners, policy makers, funders, development workers, graduate students, and others engaged in research, teaching, learning, and policy advocacy on African higher education. We trust that this resource plays an important role in articulating, organizing and promoting discourses and narratives shaping the sector.

The Network is hosted at The University of Kwazulu-Natal and closely affiliated with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education. The Network is led by its founding director, Professor Damtew Teferra. Numerous initiatives of the Network are supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

International Advisory Board Members

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Philip Altbach Philip G. Altbach Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA Joyce Moock Joyce Moock Associate Vice President (former), Rockefeller Foundation, USA and Secretary to the African Economic Research Consortium Board
Dr. Roberta M. Bassett Roberta M. Bassett Global Lead for Tertiary Education, Education Global Practice, The World Bank, USA Is-haq Oloyede Is-haq Oloyede The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation board (JAMB) and Former Executive Secretary, Association of West African Universities, NIGERIA
Ahmed Bawa Ahmed Bawa CEO, University South Africa and Former Vice Chancellor, Durban University of Technology, SOUTH AFRICA Moses Osiru Moses Osiru Regional Coordination Unit Manager, PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), KENYA
Ronald Biasaso Ronald Bisaso Dean, ‎East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, UGANDA Laura Rumbley Laura Rumbley Associate Director, European Association for International Education, THE NETHERLANDS
David Bloom David Bloom Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, USA Ebrima Sall Ebrima Sall Executive Secretary, Trust Africa, Dakar, SENEGAL
Codou Diaw Codou Diaw Program Lead, Eastern Africa Partner Network, Mastercard Foundation, KENYA/CANADA Jeanette da Silva Jeanette da Silva Senior Adviser, Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), NORWAY
Oley Dibba-Wadda Ahmed El-Gohary President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, EGYPT Damtew Teferra Damtew Teferra Founding Director and Board Chair, INHEA (UKZN)
Jocelyne Gacel-Avila Jocelyne Gacel-Avila Director, Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad de Guadalajara, MEXICO N.V. Varghese N.V. Varghese Vice Chancellor of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, INDIA
Prof. Belay Kassa Belay Kassa Interim Vice Rector, Pan African University, Africa Union Commission, ETHIOPIA/CAMEROON Renuka Vithal Renuka Vithal Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Fort Hare, SOUTH AFRICA
Marcelo Knobel Rector of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), BRAZIL Felix Wagenfeld Felix Wagenfeld Head of Section and Coordination of Regional Expertise – Asia-Pacific | Sub-Saharan Africa, DAAD, GERMANY
Deirdre Lennan Deirdre Lennan European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, BELGIUM Bahru Zewde Bahru Zewde Vice President, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and Professor Emeritus of History, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA