‘Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.’
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at Studyportals. Operating from San Francisco Bay Area, he is responsible for establishing and strengthening strategic partnerships with professional associations, institutions, government bodies and related stakeholders on the foundations of research and intelligence.
Rahul, a recognised expert on international student mobility, experiences, and enrolment, brings over a decade of experience in engaging with institutions aiming to inform and innovate their international enrolment strategies. Previously, he worked for over seven years at World Education Services (WES) in New York City. As the Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Development, he raised organisation profile, built research capabilities, deepened institutional relationships and launched innovative services.
He blogs and tweets as DrEducation. He has presented nearly 150 sessions at professional conferences including EAIE, NAFSA, APAIE, and AIEA, and has been frequently quoted in global media including the BBC, Time, NPR and The Wall Street Journal.
Rahul is an elected member of the General Council of the European Association for International Education (2018-2020). He is affiliated with the Centre for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught graduate courses on International Higher Education at New York University and Baruch College. He received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research in recognition of his research on international student segments. He was also the principal investigator of two national research reports on international students commissioned by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Rahul holds a doctorate in higher education administration, master’s in business management, and a bachelor’s in electronics engineering.
What motivates Rahul
Rahul is driven by the mission of enhancing mobility and experiences of international students and helping institutions accelerate internationalisation on the foundations of data and insights. As a former international student himself, he has shaped and sharpened his professional expertise in line with his mission.
What Rahul likes about Studyportals
Rahul is energised by Studyportals’ mission of empowering the world to choose education. He is most impressed with the innovative and entrepreneurial team of global citizens who believe in the power of international education and want to make a difference by making global study choice transparent.