Jamil Salm is a global tertiary education expert providing policy advice to governments, universities, and development agencies, with experience working in more than 105 countries all over the world. Until January 2012, he was the World Bank’s tertiary education coordinator. Dr. Salmi is Emeritus Professor of higher education policy at Diego Portales University in Chile and Research Fellow at Boston College’s Center for Higher Education.
His 2017 book focused on Tertiary Education and the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020, he wrote a report on the impact of Covid on higher education through the equity lens for the Lumina Foundation. His latest book documents innovative equity promotion initiatives at the institutional level across the world. His next book, coedited with Phil Altbach and Maria Yudkevich and to be published shortly by MIT Press, is entitled Academic Star Wars: Excellence Initiatives in Global Perspectives.