Maria Pilar Lorenzo is currently a Ph.D. Fellow at Ghent University’s Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent and United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies. She holds an MSc degree in International Politics and an Advanced MSc degree in Cultures and Development Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. As a researcher, she is fascinated with examining issues relating to higher education, regionalization and governance. Her current (doctoral) research project examines the regional governance of higher education in Southeast Asia, particularly through the ASEAN-Philippines cooperation. Her research works have been published by Globalisation, Societies and Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Graz University Press, World Scientific, UN Office at Geneva and have appeared as think pieces in outlets like Channel NewsAsia, East Asia Forum, Eastern Focus Quarterly, Modern Diplomacy, Development Policy Centre and Conflict, Peace and Democracy Policy Blog.


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