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Prof Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

Name: Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis
Location: B-Ring 222 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He has been researching higher education issues in Africa since 2006 and holds a PhD from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he worked as a researcher from 2015. His research interests include higher education transformation, decolonization and the politics of knowledge, partnership models, regionalisation, and internationalisation of higher education in Africa. He completed his joint master’s degree in Higher Education Studies at Oslo University in Norway, Tampere University in Finland, and Aveiro University in Portugal. Additionally, he has been certified in two advanced-level research trainings in higher education from the Centre for Institutional Cooperation (ICIS) at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and in Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. Prior to his role at Bayreuth University, he served as the Head of the Quality Assurance Office, Head of Department, and vice dean at Mekelle University in Ethiopia for four years. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on higher education issues, including theories of regionalisation, student mobility, cost sharing, and harmonisation of higher education systems in Africa.