Surender Hastir

Independent Consultant (Higher Education Planning). Online Editor, Publisher, & More.

Meet Surender Hastir — an accomplished Higher Education Consultant with extraordinary certifications from the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris, France, and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. His dedication to global education is evident with a strong network within the academic community and membership in the American Association of University Administrators in Philadelphia and the Association of University Administrators (UK) in Manchester. In addition, he holds Professional and Academic Certificates in various fields from distinguished institutions such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy in Geneva, Switzerland, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (Ivy League), Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Harvard Law School, the University of California at Berkeley, Cornell Law School, MIT Teaching Systems Lab, and the University of Oxford, highlighting his expertise and commitment to excellence. Surender’s membership in the Academic Council on the United Nations System further cements his exceptional credentials.

Surender is a versatile individual who is passionate about various activities. He publishes and edits GlobalGiants.Com, a magazine that seeks to promote culture and disseminate news relating to higher education. Additionally, he manages QuickMarch.Com, an intelligent search engine catering to the needs of students, scholars, academics, colleges, universities, and others. Surender also actively participates in the promotion of the Unesco Creative Cities Network, contributing to its growth and development. He is one of the founding members of the IAU Internationalization Experts Linkedin Group.

He has diverse interests, including international affairs, higher education policy, culture, urban planning, university rankings, strategic management, digital strategy, sports, and financial market analysis.

In addition, Surender is a member of the International Leadership Association in Washington, DC, the American Economic Association, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and the International Press Institute in Vienna, Austria.

Professional Memberships

Member, American Association of University Administrators AAUA (Philadelphia, PA).

Member, Association of University Administrators AUA (UK).

Member, International Leadership Association, Washington, DC.

Member, American Economic Association.

Member, National Press Club, Washington, DC.

Member, International Press Institute, Vienna, Austria.

Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Distinguished Certifications earned include:

Academic Certificate

Financial Market Analysis

International Monetary Fund

Institute for Capacity Development

Washington, DC.

Professional Training Certificate

Independent Appraisal of Education Plans

UNESCO — International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris.

WIPO Academy Certificate

General Course on Intellectual Property
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professional Certificate

Leadership & Communication

Harvard University

Professional Certificate

Leading in a Remote Environment

Harvard University

Professional Certificate

Retail & Omnichannel Management

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (Ivy League)


Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Leadership: Creating Public Value

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


American Government

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Leaders of Learning

Harvard University Educational Leadership


Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Harvard Business School


Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching

Harvard Graduate School of Education


Contract Law

Harvard Law School


Structuring Successful Business Deals

Cornell Law School


Understanding Economic Development

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford


Solving Public Policy Problems

Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley


Creating Powerful Political Messages

Delft Institute of Technology, Netherlands


Distinguishing between Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts

Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan


Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

MIT Teaching Systems Lab


Data Visualization

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Current activities include …

Publisher & Editor: GlobalGiants.Com. is a culturally inspiring online news magazine that aims to promote intercultural dialogue, arts, sports, learning, creativity, and brand publicity to the global community. It has been assigned an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) by the ISSN International Centre in Paris, France. Additionally, is a member of the Content Authenticity Initiative, which was created by Adobe, The New York Times, and Twitter.

Designer and Administrator: QuickMarch.Com.

Quick March! Smart Search & Reference is a one-stop search engine for students, teachers, scholars, academics, colleges, universities, and others.

Publisher: CitiTimes.Com.


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Publisher: AmericaVista.Com


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Executive Director: Trans World Exports (Online Publishers)

Trans World Exports — Online Publishers

Contributor: Enhancement of UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was established in 2004 to encourage collaboration among cities that recognize creativity as a vital element for sustainable urban growth. The current network comprises 246 cities that work together towards a shared goal of prioritizing creativity and cultural industries in their local development plans and actively cooperating at the global level.

Founding Member: IAU (International Association of Universities) Internationalization Experts Linkedin Group.

Current Interests & Involvement

• International Affairs • Higher Education Policy

• United Nations • Universities • Culture

• Urban Planning • University Rankings

• Strategic Management • Digital Strategy

• Sports • Financial Market Analysis