Abebaw Adama

Abebaw Yirga Adamu

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow

Abebaw Yirga Adamu is associate professor of education and director of the Ethiopian Institute for Higher Education at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Previously, he was director of quality assurance at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University; coordinator of the Cultural Center, lecturer, and assistant professor at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Adamu is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Higher Education Reform (HER) Initiative and of the Advisory Board of the Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences. His research interests include higher education (multiculturalism, diversity, quality, internationalization, and harmonization) and lifelong learning. Adamu holds an MA in lifelong learning policy and management from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, University of London, UK, and University of Deusto, Spain (Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree); an MEd in multicultural and multilingual education from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; and a PhD in education and society from the University of Tampere, Finland.