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Prof Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

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About Prof Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

Professor Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis is an Associate Professor and Director of the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies, University of Johannesburg.

Professor Woldegiorgis has been researching higher education issues in Africa since 2006.

He completed his PhD at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he worked as researcher since 2015. His research focuses on South-South partnership models, regionalisation and internationalisation of higher education in Africa. He did his joint Master’s degree in Higher Education Studies at Oslo University in Norway, Tampere University in Finland, and Aveiro University in Portugal. He is certified in two advanced level research trainings in higher education in the Netherlands at the Centre for Institutional Cooperation (ICIS) Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; and training on Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions in Maastricht School of Management. Prior to his position at Bayreuth University, he was Head of the Quality Assurance Office, Head of Department and team leader at Mekelle University, Ethiopia, for four years. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on higher education issues, particularly theories of regionalisation, student mobility, cost sharing, and harmonisation of higher education systems in Africa. Currently, he is working on the re-conceptualisation of academic freedom in Africa.

Recent Publications:
Woldegiorgis, E. T. (2021). Decolonising a higher education system which has never been colonised’. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 53(9), 894-906.
Woldegiorgis, E. T. (2021). Configurations of progress and the historical trajectory of the future in African higher education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-15.

Woldegiorgis, E. T. (2021). Re-Thinking Inclusive Higher Education for Students With Disabilities: A Proactive Approach Towards Epistemic Access in Ethiopia. In Social, Educational, and Cultural Perspectives of Disabilities in the Global South (pp. 235-250). IGI Global.

Woldegiorgis, E. T. (2020). The emergence of decolonisation debates in African higher education: A historical perspective. In Decolonisation of Higher Education in Africa (pp. 17-35). Routledge.

Brahima, A., Turner, I., & Woldegiorgis, E. T. (2020). Epilogue: A long way towards a decolonial future in African higher education. In Decolonisation of Higher Education in Africa (pp. 230-240). Routledge.

Woldegiorgis, E. T., Turner, I., & Brahima, A. (Eds.). (2020). Decolonisation of Higher Education in Africa: Perspectives from Hybrid Knowledge Production. Routledge.

Woldegiorgis, E. T. & Cross, M. (2020) Book Review: Re-visioning Education in Africa: Ubuntu-Inspired Education for Humanity. Edited by Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako and N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba. Palgrave

Woldegiorgis, E.T. & Scherer, C. (2019). Trends in Higher Education Partnership between African and European Universities. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers/Springer.

Woldegiorgis, E.T. & Knight, J. (2017). Regionalization of African Higher Education: Progress and Prospects. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers/Springer.