Hans de Wit
Hans de Wit is distinguished fellow and professor emeritus of the practice in international higher education at the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, USA. During 2015–2020, he was full-time director of CIHE. He is senior fellow of the International Association of Universities (IAU), based at UNESCO.
Hans de Wit is founding member (1989) and past president (1993–1994) of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). He is the founding editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education (Association for Studies in International Education/SAGE), and consulting editor of the journal Policy Reviews in Higher Education (SRHE). He is associate chief editor of International Higher Education, and coeditor of the book series Global Perspectives in Higher Education (Brill/Sense).
He has (co)written many books and articles on international(ization of) higher education and is actively involved in assessment and consultancy in international education, for organizations such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, UNESCO, the World Bank, and IAU.
He has been director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan, Italy, and professor of internationalization of higher education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. In 2005–2006, he was selected as a scholar of the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program.
During 1996–2005, he was vice-president for international affairs at the University of Amsterdam. He holds a bachelor degree, a master degree, and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam.
In 2022, CIHE established the Hans de Wit Fellowship for Early Career Researchers in Higher Education with seed funding from World Education Services. In December 2021, De Wit received the North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement under the A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards of StarScholars (Society of Transnational Academic Scholars). In 2019, he was the recipient of the Charles Klasek Award of the Association for International Education Administrators (AIEA) for long-term and outstanding service to the field of international education. He has received several other awards from the following organizations: EAIE (2008), NAFSA (2002), CIEE (2006), University of Amsterdam (2006), AMPEI (2014), and UCSC (2015).