The Center engages in research and publication on topics of importance to scholars and practitioners working with issues and trends in international higher education. The themes featured in our research include internationalization, the academic profession in global perspective, private higher education, trends in Asian higher education, African university development, global academic development, and others. The Center has a long list of published books, often released in collaboration with other publishers, highlighting our research. Directly below is the Center's current featured publication, followed by reports, books and series that were published in the current year, 2017. Past publications can be located in the 'Archives' section further below. 


                                     Featured publications


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Perspectives No. 7: "State of Play: Higher Education Management Training Schemes in the Field of Development Cooperation"

Many organizations around the world engage in training aimed at professionalizing higher education management and leadership, specifically in relation to development cooperation efforts. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) are active in this area and commissioned the present background study to gain insight into the state of play with regard to such training schemes across the globe.

Conducted by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, this study aims to provide an overall picture of the different actors and programs currently in evidence, and to identify future directions and evolving aspects of this work. Ultimately, an enhanced understanding of the many organizations involved in the design and delivery of such schemes, and of their varied approaches, may enable the exchange of experience and good practice among relevant actors worldwide. 

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Perspectives No. 8: "Liberal Arts & Sciences Innovation in China: Six Recommendations to Shape the Future"

This issue is a collaboration between CIHE and Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture of Duke University and Wuhan University. It is written by Kara Godwin, CIHE Research Fellow, and Noah Pickus, Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development at Duke Kunshan University and Associate Provost at Duke University.

This Perspective addresses the obstacles and opportunities for innovative liberal arts and sciences initiatives in China by providing six key recommendations for the future. It builds on a meeting from June 2017 when twenty-six university leaders and scholars met at DKU to assess the significant growth in new liberal arts and sciences practices that are emerging as key factors in China’s educational landscape. An appendix also includes four background papers from that meeting.

Click here for the English edition  |   Click here for the Chinese edition