Ijaz Ahmad is a full-time doctoral student at the Institute of Higher Education and working as a graduate assistant in the Small Business Development Center. He holds BS in Electrical Engineering (Pakistan), M.Phil in Public Policy (Pakistan), and an MA in Higher Education (Austria, Finland, and China), which was sponsored by European Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program. As part of his MA, he worked as an intern in the European University Association (EUA) in Brussels, Belgium.
Previously he served at various administrative positions in the higher education sector in Pakistan. His research interests are focused on social and economic engagement of universities for regional development, access to higher education, and institutional entrepreneurship in higher education.