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Professor Damtew Teferra

 Professor Teferra


Damtew Teferra is Professor of higher education and leader of Higher Education Training and Development at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. 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 over 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). Recently, he has been invited to facilitate the Higher Education Cluster of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025 (developed on the basis of the African Union’s 2063 Agenda).

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