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Cover image of the book Global and Local Internationalization

The book "Global and Local Internationalization", coauthored by CIHE director Hans de Wit together with Elspeth Jones and Robert Coelen has been released by Sense Publishers. Offering a range of perspectives on internationalization in higher education from a globally dispersed group of authors, this book reflects the many facets of the theme. It reminds us that, while internationalization is strongly connected to the globalization of society, at the same time it is deeply embedded in local political, economic and social structures, systems and cultures.



ACE and CIHE just published a report entitled Internationalizing Higher Education Worldwide: National Policies and Programs. This study looks at policies for internationalization in a comparative context and sort them into five categories: student mobility, scholar mability and research collaboration, cross-border education, internationalization at home, and comprehensive internationalization strategies.
A spin-off of this publication focused on the U.S. is available on ACE's website.


Cover of the Internationalization Report


This study requested by the European Parliament is now available online. CIHE contributed significantly: Founding Director Philip Altbach was on the review committee, Associate Director Laura Rumbley co-wrote the chapter on Spain and was part of the editorial committee, and the new director Hans de Wit was part of the leading team.


Events and Updates

Lecture by Prof. Philip Altbach

Prof. Philip Altbach recently gave a lecture at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow, Russia where he discussed aspects regarding liberal education. The recording of the talk is available in Russian here.


The Center for International Higher Education has celebrated its 20th Anniversary on May 28, 2015. Watch the recording of the event online at: The program of the event and the list of speakers is available here.


Headshot of Hans de Wit


The Center for International Higher Education is delighted to announce that Hans de Wit has been appointed as the new director of CIHE. A world-renowned expert in internationalization of higher education, Dr. de Wit will assume the position of director as of 1 September 2015.

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Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA