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


Etienne Ehouan Ehilé, Secretary General, Association of African Universities


Managing Editor

Elizabeth A. Habteselassie


Copyediting and Proof Reading

Deanne Collins, South Africa



Louise Nally


Editorial Board

Prof. Berhanu Abegaz, Immediate Past President, African Academy of Science, Kenya

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

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

Prof. (Asso.) Ronald Bisaso, Dean, East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, Uganda

Prof. 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

Dr. Eugenia F. Cossa, Eugenia, National Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Mozambique

Prof. 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, Department of Economy, Employment, Social Development, GIZ, Germany

Prof. (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

Prof. Marcelo Knobel, Rector, University of Campinas, Brazil

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

Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Dr. Gift Masaiti, Assistant Dean, School of Education, University of Zambia, Zambia

Prof. Sioux McKenna, Director, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Prof. Goolam Mohamedbai, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Mauritius

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

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

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

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

Prof. 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

Prof. Chika T. Sehoole, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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

Prof. Tesfaye Semela, Director, Center for Policy and Development Research, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Prof. (Assoc.) Michelle Stack, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Studies, the University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof. (Assoc.) Richard Tabulawa, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Botswana

Prof. (Assoc.) Wondwosen Tamrat, Founder and President, St. Mary's University, Ethiopia

Prof. Bola Udegbe, Director, Office for International Programmes, Ibadan University, Nigeria

Prof. N.V. Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, India

Dr. Charmaine B. Villet, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia, Namibia

Prof. Renuka Vithal, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

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

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Director, Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University, Japan