The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) promotes the belief that an international perspective is needed to foster enlightened policies and practices in higher education. With this mission, CIHE was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world through its research, publications, training programs, and advisory activities.

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2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute: Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization

In both 2016 and 2017, World Education Services (WES) collaborated with CIHE to deliver two successful WES-CIHE Seminars. Building on those experiences, WES and CIHE are coordinating the 2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute, which will take place June 20-22, 2018 at Boston College, and will focus on the theme of Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization. This event will feature presentations by doctoral and master’s students, whose papers will be selected via a competitive process, as well as discussions with experts from around the world. A number of scholarships are available for students to cover registration fees and assist with accommodation expenses.

Registration information can be found here.

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Thematic Forum: 2018 Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

CIHE will host an AIEA Thematic Forum at Boston College on April 19-20, 2018 focusing on “Faith-based universities and internationalization: Balancing mission and market realities”. This Thematic Forum brings together higher education experts, internationalization scholars, international education practitioners, and representatives from a range of faith-based institutions in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and beyond. The Forum will provide an opportunity for significant learning and robust discussion of this important and timely topic.

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International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders 7th edition: "Mapping Internationalization Globally: National Profiles and Perspectives"

CIHE happily announces the release of the 7th edition of "International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders," co-published by the American Council on Education (ACE) and CIHE. The current topic, Mapping Internationalization Globally: National Profiles and Perspectives, celebrates the release of the fourth iteration of ACE’s Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses study in June 2017. This Brief explores the US Mapping data as well as related information on higher education internationalization around the world.  Edited by Robin Matross Helms (ACE) and Laura E. Rumbley (CIHE), it features country-focused articles written by higher education scholars and experts, and explores existing policies and activities, key challenges, and emerging opportunities for internationalization in a variety of unique national contexts. 

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Issue #92 of International Higher Education (Russian)

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The Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Year in Review, 2016-2017

CIHE Perspectives 6 presents a collection of articles – new or recently published – from the Center’s graduate students, research fellows, visiting scholars and faculty.

Understanding Global Higher Education

Understanding Higher Education Internationalization: Insights from Key Global Publications

This volume brings together selected articles focused on higher education internationalization published in University World News (UWN) and International Higher Education (IHE) between 2011 and 2016.

Tertiary Education Imperative

The Tertiary Education Imperative Knowledge, Skills and Values for Development

This book explores the crucial role played by tertiary education towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop that tertiary education finds itself at a crossroad today.