Developing and strengthening open societies around the world

The Higher Education Support Program (HESP) aims to leverage higher education as a means towards developing and strengthening open societies around the world. The program is expanding and developing new and innovative strategies to address the multiple challenges facing global higher education.

HESP works with grantees in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East to improve access to higher education for marginalized groups, to protect intellectual freedom, and to support research and teaching related to social justice. The program focuses on improving quality, reducing costs to students, and making the learning experience more relevant to a world of rapid technological and social change.

HESP works with leading thinkers in education and development to stimulate discussion of higher education policy and the role of universities and scholars in the development of open societies.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

To find out more about Open Society Foundations, visit: