de Wit, Hans
- Senior International Advisor
- Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Office of International Advisor
- The Netherlands
|Hans de Wit is Senior Advisor International
at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Director Education and Training of the T.M.C. Asser
Institute for Private and Public International Law
in the Hague; Director of the Hague Forum for Judicial
Expertise, and an International Education Consultant
and Researcher. He is the Editor of the 'Journal
of Studies in International Education'.
Hans de Wit is one of the founding members and
a past president of the European Association for
International Education (EAIE). Currently he is,
among other positions, Vice Chair of the Board
of Trustees of World Education Services (New York),
member of the 'Consejo Asesor de la Agencia Nacional
de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación'
in Spain, and Chair of the Board of the Amsterdam
School of International Relations (ASIR).
He has a PhD of the Universiteit van Amsterdam
in the Faculty of Humanities and a Masters and
Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Anthropology
with regional specialisation in Latin American
Studies. In 1995 he was visiting lecturer at the
Sociology Department of Boston College, USA.
Hans de Wit was a 2002 recipient of the Marita
Houlihan Award of NAFSA, Association of International
Educators, Washington D.C. He was the 2002 Visiting
Scholar of the Australian Universities Teachers
Committee. In 2004 he received the CIEE Award
for Research in the Field of International Education.
- Hans de Wit, Isabel Cristina Jaramillo, Jocelyne
Gacel Avila, Jane Knight (eds.). (2005).
- Higher Education in Latin America, the
International Dimension. World Bank, Washington
- Hans de Wit. (2005). The Bologna Declaration
and the Integration of Higher Education in Europe.
In James Forest and Philip Altbach (eds.). International
Handbook of Higher Education, Volume II.
Kluwer, The Netherlands.
- Hans de Wit. (2004). Academic alliances and
networks: a new internationalisation strategy
in response to the globalisation of our societies.
In David Theather (Ed.) Consortia, International
Networking, Alliances of Universities. University
of Melbourne Press, 2004
- Hans de Wit. (2002). Internationalisation
of Higher Education in the United States of
America and Europe, A Historical, Comparative
and Conceptual Analysis. Greenwood Studies
in Higher Education. Greenwood, Connecticut
|The Impact of Globalisation and
Regionalisation on Graduate Education in the USA
Recently both in Europe and in the USA the issue
of the implications of globalisation and regionalisation
on graduate education has become a relevant issue.
The original motivation for the debate has been
the implications of the Bologna Process for acceptance
of European 3 years bachelors to graduate education
in the USA, but the issue is broader and includes
topics such as: the need for a conceptual view
on graduate education in Europe as a consequence
of the Bologna Process and globalisation, the
need for rethinking current concepts of graduate
education in the US, the changing geographic landscape
of graduate education in the US and Europe as
far as international students) are concerned,
and the call for more joint degree programs in
and between the two continents. The research will
address these issues and, although the starting
point is globalisation, it crosscuts to most other
issues under the NCS theme, in particular access
and equity, the future of research, choice of
institutional models, and the future of the academic
The research is a logic follow-up of research
undertaken by the applicant on internationalisation
of higher education in the USA and Europe, on
international networking, and on the Bologna Process
and Integration of Higher Education in Europe.
The research objectives to be accomplished during
the exchange visit are to make a comparative analysis
of graduate education in Europe and the USA and
the implications of globalisation and regionalisation
on graduate education. The two major organisations
relevant in this debate are the European University
Association (EUA) and the Council of Graduate
Schools in the USA, which have shown an interest
in this theme and for which the outcomes of the
study will be highly relevant.