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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Jane Knight


Jane Knight
Adjunct Professor

email: jane.knight@utoronto.ca  

Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education





Research Overview

Dr. Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor at OISE/University of Toronto and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 70 countries with universities, governments, and UN Agencies helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. She is the author of numerous publications and is the co-founder of the African Network for the Internationalization of Education and sits on the advisory boards of several international organizations, universities, and journals. She is the recipient of many international awards including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the European Association for Institutional Research and the Gilbert Medal from Universitas 21and two honorary doctorates for her contribution to higher education internationalization.



Selected Professional Activites and Awards
 

2017 Co-editor of Book Series on Higher Education in Africa: Developments and Perspectives, Brill
2016 Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters from Symbiosis University, India
2015 Appointed member of International Advisory Board, Sophia University, Japan
2013 Recipient of Gilbert Medal for Research and Policy Work on Internationalization, Universitas 21.
2013 Appointed member of International Advisory Council, Gottingen University, Germany



Representative Publications - Books

Knight, J. and E. Tadesse Woldgiorgis (2017) Regionalization of African Higher Education:
Progress and Prospects. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers 249 pp
Knight, J. (2014) International Education Hubs: Student, Talent, Knowledge Models. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Publishers 251pp
Sehoole C. and J. Knight (eds) (2013) Internationalization of African Higher Education-towards achieving the MDGs . Rotterdam. Netherlands: Sense Publishers 201pp
Knight, J. (ed) (2009) Financing Access and Equity in Higher Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers 235pp
Knight, J. (2008) Higher Education in Turmoil: The Changing World of Internationalization. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 241pp ( availabe in Chinese)
Teferra, D. and J. Knight (eds) (2008) Higher Education in Africa: The International Dimension. Centre for International Education (Boston College) and Association of African Universities. Accra, Ghana. 445 pp (available in Chinese)
Knight, J. (2006) Internationalization of Higher Education: New Directions, New Challenges. 2005 IAU Global Survey Report. International Association of Universities. Paris. France 172pp
H. de Wit, I. C. Jaramillo, J. Gacel-Avila, J. Knight (eds) (2005) Higher Education in Latin America: The International Dimension. The World Bank. Washington, DC. USA. 380 pp (availlable in Spanish )