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  • Global studies in education (Curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy)
  • Intercultural education (Curriculum, pedagogy, leadership, whole-school)
  • Teacher education effectiveness (Pre-service, professional learning)



  • Dr Eeqbal Hassim is Associate Director, Partnerships and Development, at the Asia Education Foundation, based at Asialink, The University of Melbourne. He is also Senior Fellow (Honorary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Eeqbal’s area of expertise is teaching and learning for intercultural understanding and global competence.

    Prior to his current roles, Eeqbal was Associate Director (Research and Contracts) at the Centre for Program Evaluation, an executive member of the International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub, and Senior Lecturer (Global Studies in Education) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Before that, he was Senior Manager (Research and Australian Curriculum) at the Asia Education Foundation, where he led the development of the organisation’s research profile and worked closely with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on the Australian Curriculum general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

    He has worked with many schools in Australia and internationally, and has been an Intercultural Advisor with the Council of International Schools.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 2004

Awards and honors

  • Asia Institute Alumni Community Award, University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (PhD), University of Melbourne, 2005
  • Faculty of Arts Dean's Award, University of Melbourne, 2004


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I would be pleased to consider co-supervising RHD students in my current fields of research interest and activity. These are intercultural education, global issues in education (with a focus on Asia), and teacher education effectiveness.