Professor; Director of the Center for International Higher Education
A globally renowned scholar, Hans de Wit has made his name studying the internationalization of higher education. His research focuses on national and institutional policies, internationalization strategies, misconceptions, and differentiators in postsecondary education around the world.
Before joining the Lynch School as a professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, de Wit taught at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and served as founding member and president of the European Association for International Education and as founding editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education.
De Wit earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Amsterdam. He has won awards from the Association of International Educators and the European Association for International Education, was named a Fulbright New Century Scholar, has coauthored and edited several publications on the internationalization of higher education, and has consulted for a variety of international organizations, including the European Parliament and the World Bank.
De Wit was instrumental in launching the Lynch School’s Master of Arts in International Higher Education program in 2016. When not guiding students through their own educational journeys, he is focusing on a study of identity and internationalization at Catholic universities. He also serves on the editorial boards of Policy Reviews in Higher Education and the Bologna Process Researchers Conference.