Ellen Hazelkorn

Joint Managing Partner, BH Associates education consultants; Joint Editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education and Professor emeritus, Technological University Dublin

CV summary

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is Joint Managing Partner, BH Associates education consultants. She is Joint Editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education and Professor emeritus, Technological University Dublin (Ireland). She is also International Co-Investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), London, and Research Fellow, Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.

Ellen is a member, Commission of the College of the Future (UK, 2019-2020), and the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education (2017-). She was policy advisor to, and board member of, the Higher Education Authority (Ireland), 2011-2017, and President of EAIR (European Society for Higher Education), 2013-2016.

Ellen has worked with international organisations and governments for almost 20 years, and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations for European and national research/scientific councils and universities. She was Vice President Research and Enterprise, and Founding Dean of the Graduate Research School, and Vice President and Founding Dean, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology (now TU Dublin) (1995-2014).

Ellen has published widely, including: Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence, 2nd ed. (Palgrave, 2015; trans into Japanese 2018 & Chinese 2020); editor, Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education (Routledge 2016); co-editor, Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (UNESCO, 2013); co-author, Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: impact or illusion? (EUA, 2014). Research Handbook on University Rankings: History, Methodology, Influence and Impact (Edward Elgar 2021) is forthcoming.

She was also co-editor of GUNi World Report 6: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local (2017).


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

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government