International Advisory Committee
Philip. G. Altbach (Chair)
Philip G. Altbach is the J. Donald Monan, S.J., professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. He has been a senior associate of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and served as editor of The Review of Higher Education, Comparative Education Review and Educational Policy. He is the author of Comparative Higher Education, Student Politics in America and other books. He co-edited the International Handbook of Higher Education. Dr. Altbach holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he directed the Comparative Education Center and chaired the Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy. He was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer on Education at Harvard University. He is a guest professor at the Institute of Higher Education at Peking University in China. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris, and the University of Mumbai in India, and a Fulbright Scholar in India, Malaysia and Singapore. He has received awards from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the German Academic Exchange Service-(DAAD). He has been an Onwell Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and a senior scholar of the Taiwan government. He is listed in Who's Who in America and other major biographical volumes. He was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader of the Fulbright New Century Scholars programme.
Jamil Salmi, a Moroccan education economist, is the coordinator of the World Bank's network of tertiary education professionals. Mr. Salmi is the principal author of the Bank's new Tertiary Education Strategy entitled "Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education." In the past thirteen years, he has provided policy and technical advice on tertiary education reform to the governments of over 35 countries around the world. Mr. Salmi has also guided the strategic planning efforts of several public and private universities in Colombia, Kenya, Mexico and Peru. Before moving to the Human Development Vice-Presidency in July 2001, Mr. Salmi worked for 7 years in the Bank's Latin America and Caribbean region (as Education Sector Manager among others); in the Education and Social Policy Department of the World Bank (1990-1993) and also prepared the World Bank's first Policy Paper on Higher Education (1994). Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Salmi was a professor of education economics at the National Institute of Education Planning in Rabar, Morocco. He also worked as a consultant to various ministries, national professional associations, and international organizations. Mr. Salmi is a graduate of the French Grande Ecole ESSEC. He also holds a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK). He is the author of five books and numerous articles on education and development issues.
Marijk van der Wende
Marijk van der Wende is a professor in higher education at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a visiting professor at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente. She is the founding dean of Amsterdam University College, an international liberal arts & science college being established jointly by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She chairs the Honours Programme and the Internationalization Board of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is the President of the Governing Board of the Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) of the OECD, member of the Governing Board of Nuffic, member of the Scientific Board of the Dutch Military Academy, and member of various national and international advisory committees and editorial boards. Her research focuses on innovation in higher education, the impact of globalisation on higher education and related processes of internationalisation and Europeanisation. She published widely on how these processes affect higher education systems, their structure and governance, institutional strategies, curriculum design, quality assurance methods, and the use of technology.