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Professor Ellen Hazelkorn

International adviser on higher education and research


Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is the Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) (

She is Joint Editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education ( 

She is also International Co-Investigator, and member of the Advisory Board and Management Committee at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), London (, and Research Fellow at the Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA ( Ellen was appointed Senior Fellow for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 2018-2019 ( 

Ellen was Policy Advisor, and board member, of the Higher Education Authority of Ireland (HEA) (2011-2017).

Professor Hazelkorn has worked as higher education policy consultant and specialist with international organisations and governments for over 15 years (e.g. EU, OECD, World Bank, UNESCO, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Government Accountability Office), and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations for European and national research/scientific councils and universities (READ MORE).

Professor Hazelkorn is a member of several university, government and academic boards. (READ MORE).

She has authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, policy briefs, books and book chapters. Ellen is internationally recognised for her writings and analysis of rankings and other forms of quality and transparency instruments, and on higher education and policy.  (READ MORE).

Professor Hazelkorn has 20 years experience as Vice President of the Dublin Institute of Technology, including as Dean of the Graduate Research School. Over this period, she was directly responsible for, oversaw and led internal quality assurance processes for all apprenticeship, undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes for all students within the Faculty of Applied Arts and the Graduate Research School. In the latter role, Ellen oversaw the development of policies, practices and quality assurance concerning research degrees, evaluation, assessment, supervision, etc. 

She was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, UK, respectively. She has a Certificate from the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University, USA, and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society (READ MORE).

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