Dr Rajika Bhandari  Ph.D.

Rajika Bhandari Advisors

Dr. Rajika Bhandari is an international higher education expert, a scholar-practitioner, and the founder of Rajika Bhandari Advisors, offering research and data-driven guidance on international engagement strategy to nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and higher education institutions globally. She previously led the IC3 Institute as its President and CEO and spent over a decade at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she led IIE’s research, evaluation, and thought leadership portfolio, including the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Dr. Bhandari is quoted frequently in the global press, and is a widely published author and frequent speaker on international education issues, global talent, and skilled mobility. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility and the host of the EdUp World Wise Podcast on education, culture, and migration.