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Rajika Bhandari Advisors is led by Dr. Rajika Bhandari, an expert in international higher education and senior leader with over 25 years of executive and management experience in international education research; monitoring and evaluation; and thought leadership strategy in the nonprofit, private and higher education sectors. A scholar-practitioner, she brings to her work and clients a deeply nuanced, rigorous, and global approach to educational issues. She is also a widely regarded thought leader in her field, is quoted frequently in the press, and speaks and writes on international education issues.

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Rajika Bhandari Advisors

Rajika Bhandari Advisors offers data-driven and evidence-based strategic consulting and advisory services for higher education institutions globally; multilateral development organizations; governmental agencies; and the nonprofit sector. Our areas of focus include: international student and scholar mobility; internationalization of higher education; education and people-to-people exchanges, including virtual exchanges; impact of international scholarship and fellowship programs; global talent and youth preparedness; gender and education; higher education and social justice; access and equity issues in higher education; and diaspora engagement and skilled immigration issues.


High Quality work for well-known and select global organizations


Rigor and Evidence-based strategic decision-making


Thought Leadership through compelling products that include data and storytelling


Unparalleled Global Networks across multiple sectors; expertise in programs and research in 22 countries, with a focus on the U.S. and India


An understanding of global development issues and—as a woman- and minority-owned business—the experience and cultural sensitivity to work across different social and developmental contexts.

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Research: Data, Trends & Insights

Monitoring & Evaluation: Impact and Learning

International Engagement & Strategy

Curation & Moderation: Convene Influencers & Ideas

Thought Leadership


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