Damtew Teferra is professor of higher education and founding director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is convenor and founder of the Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA) and is founding editor-in-chief of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training accredited journal: the International Journal of African Higher Education. He co-coordinates the Higher Education Cluster of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa with the Association of African Universities. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA. He Chairs the Advisory Council of the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.