Professor Antonius Raghubansie

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Antonius Raghubansi Title: Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Location: CM2.20
Contacting me: Personal Assistant - Sam Gallagher -


Professor Antonius Raghubansie became the founding Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Global Engagement at Keele in May 2023. As PVC International, Antonius is responsible for the strategic direction of the University across the range of international engagement – education and research partners and staff capability to support the aspirations of home and overseas students.

Antonius’ leadership focus is on delivering Keele’s strategic goals in coming years, developing the global engagement principles and frameworks for the key groups across the University from Senate, Executive, Academics, Partners to Students. 

Prior to this Professor Raghubansie had been Head of School of Management & Marketing at University of Westminster. Immediately before that he held directorate responsibility in international education in multiple countries in South and East Asia with the British Council. 

He has worked in different roles across the UK HE sector in 5 previous Universities from lecturing to Programme Leadership, Subject Group Lead, Departmental Head, L&T Director, School and cross-Institution leadership. 

Antonius has a multi-disciplinary background with a first degree in English, Masters in Marketing and a PhD in Digital Creativity. He has taught in Marketing and International Management for many years across all levels and continues to publish and research in these areas. 

His doctorate explored the impact of digital technology on creative organisations in the UK. This is an area he has continued to work with partners, globally having piloted, run and developed new approaches to learning delivery in different countries and with some of the largest players such as MyLOFT, Amazon, Jio and Google. 

Prior to entering HE, Antonius held commercial leadership roles in the Caribbean and South America in Marketing in the soft and hard beverages industry. He has led and been part of various working groups on regional and global operating models for education, academic development and volatile development environments. Given his most recent background, he is particularly interested in UK and Global education policy, strategy and innovation. 

Professor Raghubansie has a particular interest in education for sustainability. leading University of Worcester’s participation as one of the eight founding UK universities, along with Keele, in the Higher Education Academy’s pioneering Green Academy in 2011. He is an innovator in student experience, especially for socially disadvantaged groups, in the UK and internationally.