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Call for DAAD PhD Scholarships in Higher Education Studies


Howard College
3rd Floor Denis Shepstone Building
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Durban, 4041

Tel. 031 260 3257

Professor Damtew Teferra

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The Higher Education Training and Development Unit which was part of the University Teaching and Learning Portfolio has been reconfigured and effective January 1, 2018, its staff has been integrated in the School of Education in the Cluster of Education and Development Studies.

 Professor Teferra


Damtew Teferra is Professor of Higher Education and has been the Leader of Higher Education Training and Development at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, since August 2012. He has been the Founder and Director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, earlier at the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, now at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, for 10 years now. Teferra was the Former Director for Africa and the Middle East of the Ford Foundation—International Fellowships Program in New York. He was the (Former) Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Higher Education (Former) and the International Journal of African Higher Education and the Chronicle of African Higher Education. He is the author of Scientific Communication in African Universities: External Assistance and National Needs (RoutledgeFalmer, 2003) and Lead (and Sole) Editor of the award-winning books African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook (Indiana University Press, 2003) and Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. His other edited books include: African Higher Education: The International Dimension (CIHE, Boston College and Association of African Universities, 2008), Higher Education and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities for Africa (University of Maastricht and INHEA (CIHE) 2010), and Flagship Universities in Africa (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). Recognized “as one of Africa’s preeminent higher education scholar”, by the African Union Commission, he was recently appointed by the organization to lead the Higher Education Cluster of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-25) which he help developed.

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