Peter Wells

UNESCO
Chief of the Section for Higher Education at the UNESCO Headquarters

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Chief of the Section for Higher Education at the UNESCO Headquarters

Peter Wells is Chief of the Section for Higher Education at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, which is responsible for the overall coordination of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs program. The Section’s other activities include: promoting quality enhancement and assurance mechanisms for higher education institutions (HEIs) and systems; the internationalization of higher education programs through the mobility of students and researchers facilitated by the five UNESCO Regional Recognitions of HE Qualifications; and the widening of access to quality HE and increasing of lifelong learning opportunities at HEIs through systematic approaches to ICT enabled learning (including open and distance learning, the promotion of MOOCs and Open Education resources).

Before taking on his role as Chief of Section at UNESCO, Wells was Director of Bucharest College (BPTC), Higher Education Programme Specialist at UNECO, Academic supervisor at Higher Colleges of Technology, Lecturer at the Polish Open University, Special Education Consultant at the Council on Foreign Relations and Political Risk Analyst at Euler Hermes. Wells holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Leicester, an MSc in International Relations and Affairs from Florida State University and is a Doctor of Philosophy in Quality Enhancement in Tertiary Education from Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona