Dr. Damtew Teferra is a Professor of Higher Education and leader of Higher Education Training and damtew-picDevelopment at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He is the founder and director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, earlier at the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College. He has been with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, for over 10 years now.

Prof. Teferra is the former director for Africa and the Middle East of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in New York. He is 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 (Routledge Falmer, 2003) and lead (and sole) editor of the award-winning books.

He has been consulting for and closely working with multiple regional and international organizations including UNESCO, African Union, European Union, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German agency for international development cooperation (GIZ), Association of African Universities, Inter-University Council for Eastern Africa, among others. He continues to present at numerous conferences and symposia as keynote speaker, panel member and speaker in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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