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African panel

International Education Week: Panel discussion in higher education in Africa

Initiated in 2000 by the US Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week (IEW) emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages, and affirms the critical role that international education plays at Boston College.

On Thursday, November 16, the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) presented a panel discussion on higher education in Africa in line with BC’s broader IEW theme of “Being a Changemaker: The Heights and Beyond”. Among the panel presenters was CIHE's very own Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis, research assistant.


Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) is a quarterly informational journal published by the National Research University Higher School of Economics in cooperation with the Center of International Higher Education, Boston College.

The journal seeks to present multiple-aspect opinions about current challenges and trends of regional higher education and give examples of the best local practices. 

Click on the cover (to the right) to read the new issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 

Canada training 2017

From June 25 to July 7, 2017, Hans de Wit, together with Sonja Knudson, trained 15 international officers from Philippine universities at Ottowa, Montreal and Toronto. The training program, Internationalization of Higher Education in the Philippines: A Strategic Planning Professional Development Program, was organized by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the Commission for Higher Education Development (CHED) of the Philippines. In advance, Hans de Wit and Laura Rumbley designed the course outline and syllabus for the program. A follow-up workshop will take place at the end of January 2018 in the Philippines.

2017 master students

The incoming cohort of students in the second year of the Master’s Program in International Higher Education (below) features participants from Brazil, China, Japan, Pakistan, and the United States. This 30-credit program can be completed in one intense calendar year, or spread out over 2 years. Some of the coursework can be completed online, allowing students significant geographic flexibility after the first semester. New elective courses to be offered this year include Global Perspectives on Student Affairs in Higher Education (to be taught by Dr. Betty Leask, Professor of Higher Education at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia) and Global Perspectives on Higher Education Economics and Finance (to be taught by Dr. Ariane de Gayardon, based at the Centre for Global Higher Education in London). 


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Volume 1, Issue 10, December 2017

Volume 1, Issue 9, November 2017

Volume 1, Issue 8, October 2017

Volume 1, Issue 7, September 2017

Volume 1, Issue 6, June 2017

Volume 1, Issue 5, May 2017

Volume 1, Issue 4, April 2017

Volume 1, Issue 3, March 2017

Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2017

Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2017