Category: International Education Research

A Review of Differentiated Systems of Higher Education Worldwide

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 65

The poster defines "differentiation" in comparative context, and offers an overview of horizontal & vertical differentiation, as well as problems of differentiation in education systems worldwide.

Lisa Unangst

PhD student
Boston College
Quincy, MA

Lisa Unangst is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Higher Education and doctoral student in the Boston College Higher Education program. Her research interests include access to higher education for immigrant and refugee populations in Germany and the United States, the intersections of cultural capital and educational outcomes, and civil society interventions supporting migrant groups. Lisa worked previously in higher education at Harvard University, Cal State East Bay, and the California Institute of Technology. She earned a master's degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree from Smith College in American Studies. Lisa was also the recipient of a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) post-graduate fellowship from 2003-2004.