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  • Ruwayda Mohamed

    Ruwayda Mohamed joins the IAU as an intern to work on communication. She holds and undergraduate degree in sociology with a focus on economics from the University of Oslo and is currently studying applied machine learning. Her previous roles include working as an intern at Norway’s permanent delegation to the OECD and UNESCO and as an intern at UNDPs Nordic Representation Office in Oslo.




  • Craig Pettifor

    Craig Pettifor is currently assisting the WHED team with the Africa update, while also exploring opportunities to update IAU systems and processes. Before moving to France, Craig oversaw the governance of student clubs and societies at the University of New England in Australia. He is currently studying Computer Science in Australia via distance education.




  • Léa Romain

    Léa Romain is interning with the IAU for Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD). Prior to beginning her internship, Lea completed her Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas with concentrations in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She will begin her master’s degree next September in International Relations, Human Rights and Gender Studies. She speaks French, English, and Spanish.




  • Kateryna Nakvatska

    Kateryna Nakvatska works as IAU Internationalization Intern. She is a second-year graduate student of the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, completing her master’s in International Relations and Action Abroad. She worked for the Ukrainian Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross in Ukraine, where she took part in humanitarian aid distribution projects and participated in negotiations with other international organizations. Being particularly interested in the activities of non-governmental organizations and their impetus to the promotion of cooperation and peace among nations, she worked as an Assistant to the National Platform project "Dialogue for Peace and Secure Reintegration", the EU-funded initiative in Ukraine. She speaks Ukrainian, English, French and Russian.




  • Balkhisse Aidara

    Balkhisse Aidara works as an accounting and administrative officer at AIU. Before taking up this current position, she assumed the role of administrative and accounting assistant in two companies. She holds a double master’s degree in Audit and Management Control from France and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management Science in Senegal. Balkhisse is passionate about finance and management, and has demonstrated her skills in various administrative roles. Although originally from Senegal, Balkhisse has been living in France for several years, where she has honed her professional expertise and linguistic skills. She speaks French, English, Wolof, and Arabic.




  • Hans-Georg van Liempd

    Hans-Georg van Liempd has been the Secretary of the University at Tilburg University since February 15, 2021. In this role he has the responsibility in preparing and implementing decisions made by the Executive Board of the university, in constant consultation with the Deans, Schools, Divisions to optimally equip students and staff for their important work in research, education, and society.
    In addition to Hans-Georg van Liempd’s primary task as Secretary, he is also responsible as the Managing Director of University Services, to foster, coordinate, and safeguard the collaboration among the Divisions of the university on key policy themes and business operations.

    Hans-Georg van Liempd was previously the Managing Director of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He also served as interim Managing Director of the Tilburg Law School and of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

    From September 2010 until September 2014 he was (vice-) President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). As such he was chair of the Editorial Board of the EAIE Handbook for Internationalisation. He was co-editor of the 25th-anniversary publication for EAIE, “POSSIBLE FUTURES, The next 25 years of the internationalisation of Higher Education” (2013).

    In the past he served as Director of the International Office van 2006 until mid-2010, when he became elected as Vice President of the EAIE. During his (vice-) Presidency for EAIE he worked as Senior Programme Manager at Tilburg on university wide programmes such as Internationalising the Campus and Corporate Social Responsibility. He also served as senior EAIE Trainer for International Strategy Implementation.
    In 2014 and 2015 he acted as Internationalization expert on international strategy for a project funded by the Romanian Government for internationalizing the strategy of 21 Romanian universities.

    In his role as an expert on international education and strategy he was and still is a frequent presenter at institutions and conferences around the world. Furthermore he is a member of several Advisory Boards in the area of culture, health and education in the Netherlands and abroad.




  • Saray Córdoba-González

    "Universities are one of the main research organizations in the world, this is the most relevant idea that the Expert Group must take into account to design and propose a roadmap based on UNESCO Toolkit."

    Saray Córdoba-González is a retired professor from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and in Library Science from the Universidad de Costa Rica. Saray’s research focuses on the areas of Scientific Communication, Open Science, and Open Access and teaches about journals’ scientific quality for scholars both in Costa Rica and Central America. She co-coordinates the CLACSO working group “Open Science as a common benefit”, and is a Latindex honorary member since 2017 and REDALyC Scientific Council member.




  • Sahida Amadou Djibo

    Sahida is currently interning under the Information Center, working particularly on updating and developing the WHED (World Higher Education Database) for universities in the African region. She is a junior at Cornell University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics. This semester, she is completing a study abroad program in Paris at the Sorbonne Schools of Economics. Sahida’s career interests lie in the intersection of Economics, Development and Data Science.




  • Ignacio Sánchez Díaz

    UC Chile’s President Ignacio Sánchez is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). He completed his medical studies at UC and then majored in Pediatrics at the same institution. He completed a Pediatric Respiratory Disease Subspecialty Program at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

    He has been head of the Department of Pediatrics. In 2004 he became director of the School of Medicine, and in June 2008, he was elected Dean of the School of Medicine.

    He was appointed President of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in March 2010, succeeding Dr. Pedro Pablo Rosso. In 2015, he was confirmed for a second term, and on March 5, 2020, he assumed his third five-year term as President.

    His academic and research work has been focused mainly on the study of cystic fibrosis, asthma, and lung function in children. He has published the book "Clinical Approach to Child Respiratory Diseases" in two editions and several hundred scientific articles in international and national journals. He is also co-editor of the book "Pediatría de Meneghello," the primary publication in the area of ​​Spanish-speaking pediatrics.

    He has published a series of books on Higher Education issues and numerous reflection articles on challenges in specialized magazines in Chile and abroad in recent years. He is a permanent guest to speak at the most important forums on Higher Education.

    He presides over the Chilean Chapter of Catholic Universities. He is part of the Executive Committee of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities-CRUCH-, currently being its alternate vice president.

    In the past, he chaired the Network of Non-State Public Universities (G9). At the international level, he is Vice President for the Southern Cone Region of Oducal. He is a member of the Executive Committee at the Universitas 21 network and the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC).




  • David Quigley

    David Quigley is provost and dean of faculties at Boston College where he is also professor of history. A scholar of the nineteenth-century American city, Quigley received his BA in American studies from Amherst College and his MA and PhD in history from New York University. His research explores the history of race and democracy in the urban United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction with a particular focus on New York City. Among his works are Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy and Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777-1877. Between Amherst and NYU, Quigley taught high school social studies in the New York City public schools at John Jay High School in Brooklyn in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    Quigley joined the Boston College History Department in 1998, and earned the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Between 2008 and 2014, he served as dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, during which time he oversaw the hiring of 160 new faculty colleagues and helped lead the design and construction of a new 180,000-square-foot humanities building.

    As provost, he has co-chaired the University Strategic Planning Initiative that resulted in Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College’s Mission (2017) that identified academic priorities for this decade. Since the Board of Trustees approved the plan, over 250 new faculty have joined the University, a number of new programs have been launched including in engineering and public health, and the undergraduate core curriculum has been renewed.

    Quigley has initiated a bachelor’s degree program for the incarcerated at a prison in Massachusetts and is helping start a new two-year, residential associate’s degree program. He has chaired the New England Commission on Higher Education, the regional accrediting body for all colleges and universities in the New England states as well as more than a dozen international member institutions.

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