Dr Jamil Salmi

Member, Advisory Committee;

Global Tertiary Education Expert

Dr Jamil Salmi is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the Diego Portales University in Chile. He is a global expert in tertiary education. He provides policy advice and consulting services to governments, universities, professional associations, multilateral banks and bilateral cooperation agencies.


During his time at the World Bank, Jamil was responsible for policy work on world-class universities, equity in tertiary education, rankings and league tables, financing mechanisms, and the benchmarking of tertiary education systems. He was the principal author of the World Bank’s publication The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities (2009) and its first tertiary education policy paper Higher Education: Lessons of Experience (1994).


Over the past 24 years, he has provided policy advice on tertiary education development, financing reforms, and strategic planning to governments and university leaders in about 90 countries. Currently, he performs advisory or consulting roles to the governments of Macedonia, Mongolia, Norway, and Saudi Arabia, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission, and a number of universities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East.