Our mission is to provide high-quality news and analysis

University World News is an online global higher education publication, which provides in-depth, independent news and commentary on higher education and research worldwide, both North and South.

University World News is published by Higher Education Web Publishing Ltd, a limited company set up 15 years ago by a group of higher education specialist editors and international correspondents based around the world with a mission to become a truly international source of high-quality reporting and analysis from all continents using reporters on the ground.

Uniquely, it includes an Africa edition, produced independently by a non-profit sister company, University World News – Africa, based in South Africa, with its own board. It also has an Asia hub.

University World News is an open-source website attracting 1.9 million unique visitors and 3.4 million page views per year and is pitched at university leaders, senior academics, academics, students, administrators and policy-makers.

It supports key values held by universities including academic freedom and autonomy; the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion; internationalism; and the commitment of higher education and research to transforming society.

One of its latest developments is the inclusion of an SDGs hub, to provide news and commentary on universities’ contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share best practice.

University World News is a vehicle for the sharing of news and analysis on key challenges and reforms in higher education internationally and offers opportunities for universities, university associations and conference organisers to promote their work through its website, social media channels, cross-promotional partnerships and through emailed newsletters for its Global and Africa editions.

To let us know about news and issues you would like to be covered, contact globaleditorial@universityworldnews.com

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Smuts Beyers (CEO)
Brendan O’Malley (Editor in Chief)
Yojana Sharma (Asia Director)
Tim Homfray (Company Secretary)
Andrew Carr (Finance)
Simone Kesseler (Strategy and Sales)

Karen MacGregor, Chair
Professor Nico Cloete
Professor Teboho Moja
Professor Goolam Mohamedbhai
Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Bruno van Dyk
Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo
Johan Naude (UWN Africa Director)
Cornia Pretorius (UWN Africa Editor)
Sharon Dell

Africa: Cornia Pretorius
Asia: Yojana Sharma
Europe and the Middle East: Brendan O’Malley

Commentary: Mandy Garner
Photo Editor: Karen MacGregor
World Round-up: Cornia Pretorius

FOUNDING EDITORS: Geoff Maslen and Karen MacGregor


Algeria: Azzeddine Bensouia
Egypt: Ashraf Khaled
Francophone Africa: Jane Marshall
Ghana: Francis Kokutse
Kenya: Gilbert Nganga, Wachira Kigotho, Reuben Kyama, Maina Waruru, Christabel Ligami, Gilbert Nakweya
Malawi: Kudzai Mashininga, Joy Ndovi
Nigeria: Tunde Fatunde, Jackie Opara, Alex Abutu
North Africa: Wagdy Sawahel
Rwanda: Rodrigue Rwirahira
South Africa: Sharon Dell, Nicola Jenvey, Karen MacGregor, Munyaradzi Makoni, Edwin Naidu, Sungula Nkabinde, Stephen Coan
Tanzania: Esther Nakkazi
Uganda: Esther Nakkazi, John Agaba
Zambia: Kudzai Mashininga
Zimbabwe: Kudzai Mashininga, Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Brazil: Tom Hennigan
Canada: Nathan Greenfield
Chile: María Elena Hurtado
Costa Rica: Chrissie Long
United States: Mary Beth Marklein, Nathan Greenfield, Alison Moodie

Asia/China: Yojana Sharma
Afghanistan: Shadi Khan Saif
Bangladesh: Mohiuddin Alamgir
Hong Kong/Taiwan: Mimi Leung
India: Ranjit Devraj, Shuriah Niazi
Indonesia: Kafil Yamin
Japan: Suvendrini Kakuchi
Myanmar: Naw Say Phaw Waa, Padone
Nepal: Binod Ghimire
Pakistan: Ameen Amjad Khan
Singapore: Kalinga Seneviratne
South Korea: Unsoo Jung
Sri Lanka: Dinesh De Alwis
Thailand: Prangtip Daorueng

Denmark: Ard Jongsma
Eastern Europe: Bianka Siwinska
Europe: Nic Mitchell, Alan Osborn, Jan Petter Myklebust
France: Jane Marshall
Germany: Michael Gardner
Greece: Makki Marseilles
Iberian Peninsula: Paul Rigg
Ireland: John Walshe
Russia: Nick Holdsworth
Scandanavia: Jan Petter Myklebust
Spain: Rebecca Warden
Turkey: Brendan O’Malley
UK: David Jobbins, Brendan O’Malley, Nic Mitchell

Sarah King Head, Eileen Travers

Middle East
Egypt: Ramadan Abdulkader, Wagdy Sawahel
Eastern Mediterranean: Tabitha Morgan
Israel: Helena Flusfeder
Yemen: Ahmed Mohamoud

Australia: Geoff Maslen
New Zealand: John Gerritsen

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