Damtew Teferra, Founding Director, International Network for Higher Education in Africa, Higher Education Training and Development, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) and Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Managing Editor

Elizabeth A. Habteselassie


Etienne Ehouan Ehilé, Secretary General, Association of African Universities

Copyediting and Proof Reading

Hélène Ullerø, United States


Louise Nally

Editorial Board

African Union Commission

Association for the Development of Education in Africa

Center for International Higher Education

Economic Community of West African States

International Association of Universities

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation

International Advisory Board

Professor Berhanu Abegaz, Immediate Past President, African Academy of Science, Kenya

Dr. Tade Aina, Executive Director, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Kenya

Professor Philip G. Altbach, Founding Director and Emeritus, Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, United States

Dr. Ronald Bisaso, Dean, East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, Uganda

Professor David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, United States

Mr. Ad Boeren, Senior policy adviser, Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), Netherlands

Professor Jonathan Jansen, Immediate Past Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State, South Africa

Professor Hans De Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, United States

Dr. Bakary Diallo, Rector, African Virtual University, Kenya

Dr. Karola Hahn, GIZ-African Union Commission, Ethiopia

Professor (Assoc.) Tor Halvorsen, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway

Dr. Christoph Hansert, Head of Section Development Co-operation, Strategy Department German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

Professor Marcelo Knobel, Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute, University of Campinas, Brazil

Ms. Deirdre Lennan, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Union, Belgium

Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, Lead Tertiary Education Specialist and Coordinator of the Network of Higher Education Specialists, The World Bank, United States

Ms. Karen MacGregor, Global Editor, University World News, South Africa

Professor Goolam Mohamedbai, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Dr. Kasirim Nwuke, Chief, New Technologies and Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

Professor (Assoc.) Ibrahim Ogachi Oanda, Programme Officer for Research (Higher Education), CODESRIA, Senegal

Professor Charles Awano Onana, Director of The National Advanced School of Engineering, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Professor Olusola Oyewole, Immediate Past Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria; and Immediate Past President of the Association of African Universities, Ghana

Professor Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and the Vice-President for Global Centers, and Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University, United States

Professor Mohsen Elmahdy Said, Professor of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Jamil Salmi, formerly Lead Tertiary Education Expert, World Bank, now consultant at Tertiary Education.org, Colombia

Professor CT Sehoole SEHOOLE, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Professor Juma Shabani, Formerly Regional Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Zimbabwe

Professor (Assoc.) Wondwosen Tamrat, President, St. Mary's University, Ethiopia

Professor Bola Udegbe, Director, Office for International Programmes, Ibadan University, Nigeria

Professor N.V. Varghese, Director, Center for Policy Research in Higher Education, India

Professor Renuka Vithal, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Professor Ma Wanhua, Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, China

Professor Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Director, Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University, Japan