International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Dr. Francisco J. Marmolejo

Francisco Marmolejo is since February 2020, the Education Advisor of Qatar Foundation. Previously (2016-20), he was based in New Delhi while serving as World Bank’s Lead Higher Education Specialist for India and South Asia. Also, he worked (2012-18) as the World Bank’s Higher Education Global Coordinator based in Washington. From 1995 to 2002, he served as founding Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, a network of more than 160 universities mainly from Canada, USA and Mexico, based at the University of Arizona, where he also worked as Assistant Vice President, Affiliated Researcher at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies. Previously, he has been American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Academic Vice President of the University of the Americas in Mexico, and International Consultant at OECD in Paris. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from his Alma Mater, the University of San Luis Potosi, and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.