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Joana Westphal

Joana Westphal
Universities UK International
Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa

​Joana is the Universities UK International (UUKi) Policy Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focusing on student mobility, transnational education, research collaboration as well as capacity building.

Joana joins from the Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations e.V., a student-run think tank and platform for international projects, where she was the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Previously, she interned at the Regional Office Gulf States of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Amman, Jordan and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York. Joana holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Arabic from the University of St Andrews and an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford.