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Manja Klemenčič

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Manja Klemenčič

Manja Klemenčič is lecturer in sociology at Harvard University. She researches, teaches, advises and consults in the area of international and comparative higher education, with particular interest on the implications of contemporary higher education reforms on students. She is also editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Higher Education (Routledge/Taylor & Francis); thematic editor of of International Encyclopaedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions (Springer); and co-editor of the book series Understanding student experiences in higher education (Bloomsbury). She is a member of editorial boards of Policy Reviews in Higher Education, Tertiary Education and Management, Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, and The Europa World of Learning. She serves on the governing board of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) and on the advisory board of the Global Forum on Improving University Teaching (IUT).

Klemenčič received a Ph.D. in international studies, an MPhil in European studies from University of Cambridge and a BA in economics from University of Maribor, Slovenia. She held research and/or teaching positions at Harvard, including at the Graduate School of Education and the Center for Business and Government; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung; Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels; Center for Educational Management and Higher Education Development, Danube University Krems, Austria; Center for International Higher Education at Boston College; and Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Since 2010, she has been an associated member of the Center for Education Policy Studies at Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana.

She frequently consults international organizations, governments, universities and national quality assurance agencies on reforms, strategies and evaluations of higher education systems and universities. She also acts as external evaluator for quality assurance agencies and peer reviewer of project proposals for research funding agencies.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University