International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor (Dr.) Rajani Naidoo

Rajani Naidoo is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management andVisiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. A graduate of the Universities of Cambridge, UCL Institute of Education and Kwa-zulu Natal, she researches transformation in higher education with a focus on competition and markets, new forms of imperialism, social justice and the contribution of universities to the global good. She has delivered keynotes in a wide range of countries and presented the 2016 Annual Worldviews lecture in Canada. She has acted as expert advisor to international bodies and has participated in research programmes relating to social justice, the public good and the academic profession. She sits on the research and development steering committee of the European Foundation for Management Development and on editorial boards including the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education and the International Journal of Sociology of Education. She co-edits the book series Global Higher Education (Palgrave/Macmillan) and African Higher Education Dynamics (African Minds).