Habtamu Diriba is a researcher and educator from Ethiopia, who is passionate about enhancing the impact of universities in the sustainable socioeconomic development of their regions. His research interests include entrepreneurial universities, university-business interaction and national innovation systems.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), from Jimma University, Ethiopia, and a Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE), a joint Erasmus Mundus degree program. Habtamu has spent the vast majority of his working life as a university instructor in two public and one private university in Ethiopia. The latest university he worked for is Addis Ababa University, which is the oldest and most reputable university in Ethiopia. His fields of expertise are business administration and leadership, quantitative research methods, entrepreneurship, and university-business-cooperation.
Habtamu Dririba is a PhD candidate in our team, and he will explore the topic of Entrepreneurial University with a specific aim of developing a performance metrics for universities.
Adisa Ejubovic owns 2 nationalities, Serbian and Bosnian. She holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature from Tuzla University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) carried out at the consortium of universities in Austria, Finland, China and Germany.
For 2 years, Adisa Ejubovic was teaching English and coordinating the Erasmus+ Office at a college in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also worked on higher education policy development at the European University Association (EUA) in Brussels, and she is a member of the Course Quality Assurance Board within Erasmus Mundus Association working on analysing the quality of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master´s programs (ongoing).
Her fields of expertise are higher education research, management and policy, quality assurance in higher education, governance and funding of universities.
As a research associate in our team, she will be coordinating the Global University Engagement Monitor project in order to benchmark the level of university-business cooperation on a global scale. Additionally, she is going to be in charge of the activities related to dissemination and exploitation of results of projects: University-Business Cooperation in Europe and The Future of Universities Thoughtbook.
We wish both of them many successes in their professional path with the S2BMRC team!