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Jan Sadlak

Jan Sadlak is President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.

In the period September 2009 – January 2011, he has been Professor extraord. and Vice-rector for International Cooperation at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities/SWPS, Poland. In the period September 2009 – June 2011 he was Professor at the Faculty of European Studies at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

From October 1999 to July 2009, he has been Director of UNESCO-European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES). Prior to this position he was staff member and later on Chief of Section for Higher Education Policy at UNESCO, Paris [1992 – 1999].

He is internationally recognized expert in higher education and science policy, quality assurance, governance and management.  His research interests and publications cover such topics as processes of reform and transformation in higher education and research policy, organization of doctoral studies and qualifications, private higher education, “world-class university”, quality assurance and academic ranking as well as ethical dimension of higher education and academic values. 

He was awarded six honorary doctorates from the following leading universities in Romania, Russian Federation, and Ukraine [in chronological order]:

    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

    Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania;

    State University of Management in Moscow, Russian Federation;

    National Technological University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” in Kiev, Ukraine;

    Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation;

    The National School of Administration and Political Sciences of Bucharest (SNSPA), Romania.

He is an Honorary Senator of the University of Maribor, Slovenia.

He is Member Correspondent of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Paris, France, and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), San Francisco, USA.  He is a member of various governing and advisory bodies, among them, the Advisory Board of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from the Centre for World-Class Universities, Shanghai's Jiao Tong University.

In September 2009, he was appointed by the Pope Benedict XVI as Member of the Board of Directors of Agenzia della Santa Sede per la Valutazione e la Promozione della Qualita e Facolta Ecclesiastiche (AVEPRO) [the Holy See’s Agency for Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties].

In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field of higher education and social policy, among them Higher Education Management [published by OECD].

He holds PhD in Educational Administration and Comparative Education from the University of Buffalo, USA, and M.A. in Economics from “Oskar Lange” Academy of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland.

     Hans de Wit

Hans de Wit is Professor (lector) of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Management (CAREM), School of Economics and Management of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) of the Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

He is the Co-Editor of the ‘Journal of Studies in International Education’ (Association for Studies in International Education/SAGE publishers). He is a visiting professor at the CAPRI, the Centre for Academic Practice and Research in Internationalisation of Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. In 2005-2006 He was a New Century Scholar of the Fulbright Program Higher Education in the 21st Century, and in 1995 and 2006 a visiting scholar in the USA and in 2002 in Australia.

He has (co)written several other books and articles on international education and is actively involved in assessment and consultancy in international education, for organisations like the European Commission, UNESCO, World Bank, IMHE/OECD, NVAO and ESMU. His latest book is Hans de Wit (2011), Trends, Issues and Challenges in  Internationalisation of Higher Education, CAREM, Amsterdam. He is co-editor of the Sage Handbook on International Higher Education (2012).

He has ample experience with quality assurance of internationalisation, for different organisations such as ESMU, EAIE, NVAO and the Salzburg Seminar. He is co-editor of the book ‘Quality and Internationalisation of Higher education’, OECD, 1999, and editor of the book  Measuring the Success of Internationalisation of Higher Education, EAIE, 2009.

Hans de Wit is founding member and past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). Currently he is, among other positions, Member of the Board of Trustees of World Education Services (New York), Member of the ESL TOEFL Board, Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group Research in International Education of EAIE, and Member of the Consell Assessor de l’Institut Internacional de Postgrau de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is also a member of the expert panel on ‘Rethinking Internationalisation’ of the International Association of Universities (IAU).


     Rolf Peter

Holds a PhD degree in Social Sciences from the University of Mannheim, Germany. His career includes intensive research in International Relations and European Integration Studies at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn.
Working in the International Department of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) since 2005, he was – amongst other things – in charge of “European Higher Education Affairs”. Between 2007 and 2009 he participated as a member of the research team in the EU-funded project: “U-Map: Developing a European classification of higher education institutions”. Furthermore, he was coordinator of and expert in several international consulting projects on behalf of HRK, which mainly focused on institutional development in higher education systems in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Being one of the developers of the HRK-Audit “Internationalisation of Universities”, he is currently working as head of this project, which offers consulting services to support German universities in developing their distinct international profiles.


     Uwe Brandenburg

Uwe Brandenburg earned a Master’s degree in Islamic Sciences and an MScEcon in Politics. He was Director International for 11 years, 8 of those at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. Since 2006, he is with CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development) and in 2007 moved to the commercial branch, CHE Consult, a think tank with consulting activities and a special emphasis upon higher education. Since December 2010, he is a partner of CHE Consult. His current foci are European rankings, diversity management and community outreach, benchmarking in higher education as well as internationalisation. He is a member of the IAU Ad Hoc expert group on internationalisation. In 1998, he received a Fulbright-Administrator-Scholarship. He was founding president of the German Assocation for International Educational Exchange (DAIA) between 1998 and 2006 and holds a membership with the European Association for International Education (EAIE) as well as the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) and the Fulbright Alumni. He speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic. 


     Marion Mienert

Dr. Marion Mienert, head of Unit for the collaboration with Russia and CIS countries in the International Bureau of BMBF. Dr. Marion Mienert was born in Stuttgart in 1967 and is a historian and slavist by training. Since 2007 she has been working for the International Bureau of the BMBF and since 2010 holds the position of Head of Unit for the collaboration with Russia and CIS countries. From 2002-2007 she has been project manager and managing director in the field of innovation management and technology transfer and in that role was involved in EU projects within CIP. Today she is responsible for bilateral and multilateral scientific and technological co-operation with Russia and the CIS countries. She is currently involved in five INCO projects within FP7.


     Jane Knight

Professor Jane Knight, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of  Toronto, focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 65 countries with universities, major foundations, government departments, and international agencies such as UNESCO, World Bank and OECD helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. 

She is the author of numerous publications on internationalisation concepts and strategies, quality assurance, institutional management, cross-border education, education hubs and regionalization. Dr. Knight was a Fulbright New Century Scholar 2007-2008, and has recently been a distinguished visiting scholar at Hiroshima University (2008), Universiti Sains Malaysia (2009) Waseda University in Japan (2010) and Mahatma Gandhi University (India) 2012.  She is the cofounder of the African Network for the Internationalization of Education and sits on the advisory boards of several national and international organizations.  In 2010 the University of Exeter awarded her an Honorary LLD for her research and policy work on the international dimension of higher education and she was the recipient of the European Association for Institution Research Award for Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Research, Policy and Practice.


 Seeram Ramakrishna

Twenty five years of research experience- Seeram is a world recognized professor of materials engineering and Director of Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore.  He was trained as a materials engineer (PhD) at the University of Cambridge, and received general management training from the Harvard University. He is a world leading expert on science & engineering of nanofibers for advances in water treatment, conversion of sunlight into electricity and storing it in batteries, and regeneration of tissues for improved healthcare.  He mentors researchers in Australia, China, Czech, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Sweden, New Zealand, UK and USA.  He authored five books and ~ five hundred peer reviewed papers, which attracted ~ 15,000 citations with an H-index of 60 and G-index of 110.  Microsoft Academic placed him at top five out of half a million materials scientists worldwide.      Various global scientific databases including Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge place him among the highly cited top one percent of materials scientists worldwide. His inventions have been licensed by industry.  He mentored more than ten entrepreneurs and three start-up companies, whose products are sold in more than forty countries. He is an editorial board member of fifteen international journals.  He delivered over one hundred plenary and key note lectures around the world. He is an elected international fellow of major engineering societies and academies in Singapore, ASEAN, India, UK and USA. 


      Irina Ferencz

Irina Ferencz is Policy Officer at the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA). Since her start at ACA, in 2008, she has been mainly involved in projects and activities related to the use of indicators for measuring internationalisation at university level and has authored several publications and articles on international student mobility, on both statistical and policy trends. Examples of recent publications she co-authored are the studies “Mapping mobility in European higher education” (previously referred to as EURODATA II) of 2011 and the 2012 “European and national policies for academic mobility. Linking rhetoric, practice and mobility trends”. Currently, Irina coordinates the MOWIN Project at ACA—which aims to generate a typology of “mobility windows” and practical examples in the European context. Over time, Irina has also been in charge of the development of several ACA European Policy Seminars, and constantly represents the association externally, at various international conferences and other events.

Irina, who is a Romanian national, studied International Relations and European Studies at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca and obtained a Master’s degree in European Politics and Policies at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Kassel, Germany.

Jason E. Lane

Jason E. Lane is director of educational studies and senior fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy think tank of the State University of New York.  He is also an associate professor of educational administration and policy studies and a senior researcher with the Institute for Global Education Policy Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he co-directs the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT).  His research and teaching interests focus on cross-border higher education, with a specific interest in the emergence of the multi-national university and the role of internationalization in public diplomacy and economic development.   Lane has written numerous articles, book chapters, and policy reports and published five books, including Organization and Governance in Higher Education (Wiley) and Multi-National Colleges and Universities: Leadership and Administration of International Branch Campuses (Jossey-Bass).  His forthcoming books include Handbook for Academic Leadership (Stylus Press) and Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers (SUNY Press).  He has consulted with institutions in many countries on issues of internationalization, governance and global strategy.  His research has been often cited in major media outlets including the Associated Press, Boston Globe, National Public Radio, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Times-Higher Education, and University World News.  He serves on the board of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) and is the publisher of www.globalhighered.org, a clearinghouse of scholarship and news about the movement of educational institutions across international borders.

Victor A. Koksharov

Rector, Ural Federal University (Russia)
Victor A. Koksharov holds a PhD degree in Contemporary History and International relations (1992, Ural State University); he is the former Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Regional Government (2007-2010), Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk region (2004-2007).
Mr. Koksharov is an alumnus of Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany), John Smith Memorial Trust (United Kingdom), Eisenhower Foundation (USA). He undertook a management retraining course in Germany, TAСIS program retraining course, program of US Information Agency for federal support of small and medium enterprises, and the Open Vienna Institute program 'Direct Foreign Investments'.
Fluent in English and German, he has more than 15 years of experience in policy and management in the sphere of international relations.

Jorn Achterberg

Director of the DFG office Russia/CIS

J. Achterberg studied English and Russian at Universities in Erlangen-Nuremberg and Glasgow (UK). He did the PhD in Slavonic languages with the focus on sociolinguistics and carried out research in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia. He worked as assistant professor at Erlangen, Nuremberg and St. Petersburg state Universities. In 2006 he joined the group of International Affairs within the DFG (German Research Foundation) and was responsible for the contacts with Eastern Europe and CIS. In 2008 he became Head of Brussels Office of KoWi at the EU liaison office of the German research organizations. Since October 2009 he has been Director of the DFG office in Moscow.


Vladimir Filippov

Vladimir Filippov – is a  full member- academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. From September 1998 until March 2004 was Minister of education in four Russian Federation Governments.
He has personally participated in elaboration of  “Federal program of the development of Russian education for 2000-2004”, which was adopted by the Russian Government  in 1999 and then signed into the RF Law “Federal program of the development of Russian education for 2000-2004”, which envisaged annual allocation of substantial money from the state budget for the development of Russian education in addition to the existing financing.
Upon the initiative and under the guidance of V.M.Filippov active modernization of Russian education started. In January 2000, in the Moscow Kremlin, after a 12-year break, the All-Russia Congress of 5,000 workers of education was held. V.V.Putin took part in the Congress, which determined problems and challenges of the Russian education and main ways of its reforming. The Congress approved the National Doctrine of education in the RF for the period till 2005, which was later adopted by the RF Government.
In 2001, under the leadership of V.M.Filippov the program “Modernization of Russian education till the year 2010” was elaborated and later considered and approved by the RF State Council with the support of V.V.Putin and adopted by the RF Government.
Vladimir Filippov is Vice-president of the Eurasian Association of universities, member of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) of the RF Ministry of education. In 2006-2009 he was President of UNESCO International Organization committee of the World Conference on higher education. At the World Conference he was elected as the president of the Commission for elaboration of the final Communique.
For the contribution to the development of education Vladimir Filippov was awarded by the Russian Government and Governments of the foreign states.
 He is an author of more than 240 scientific and methodological publications including 30 monographs, two of which have been translated and published in the USA by the American Mathematical Society.


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