WES-CIHE Summer Institute
Are you a graduate student or early career researcher, interested in questions related to international higher education?
The WES-CIHE Summer Institute supports the development of the next generation of international higher education scholars, by connecting graduate students and early career researchers with seasoned professionals and senior scholars from around the world. After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted to once again host the Summer Institute in person on the Boston College campus on June 6 and 7, 2023.
Thank you to all of our participants in the 2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute! Our next Summer Institute will be held in June 2024. Please check back for updates in late 2023.
What to Expect
The theme of the 2023 Summer Institute is Power and Equity in International Higher Education. At the Summer Institute, participants can expect to:
engage in substantive discussions about this important topic,
share their work, in a supportive environment, and receive both written and oral feedback from established scholars,
network with other early career researchers, and
participate in discussions about important developmental topics, such as innovative methods, publishing, and the international job search.
The Summer Institute combines individual paper presentations, panel discussions with expert speakers and opportunities for group discussion and networking for participants and presenters.
|ARRIVAL AT BOSTON COLLEGE|
|WELCOME & OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION|
Power & Equity in International Higher Education
|1:00 pm||Lunch, and Participant and Presenter Introductions|
|PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #1 |
Publishing in International Higher Education
|4:45 p.m.||PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #2|
|Wine & Cheese Reception|
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023
|Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking|
|10:00 am||PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #3|
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION|
Making the Most of Your Doctorate
|Lunch and networking|
|FIRESIDE CHAT with PHILIP G. ALTBACH|
|2:30 pm||PANEL DISCUSSION|
Innovative Methods in International Higher Education Research
|3:30 pm||PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #4|
|5:00 pm||LESSONS LEARNED, CONCLUDING THOUGHTS, and NEXT STEPS|
|6:00 pm||Summer Institute Ends|
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Leeds Beckett University
La Trobe University
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
University of Manchester
University of Melbourne
International Association of Universities
University of Guadalajara
University of Guadalajara
Director of Graduate Studies Center; Professor
Vice Provost for Internationalization & Equity
Any graduate student or early career professional* is invited to participate in the 2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute. Participants who wish to participate should submit a 1,000-word paper representing original research relevant to the conference theme of “power and equity in international higher education”
Selected participants will be invited to present their paper at the Summer Institute. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a future edition of CIHE Perspectives.
Interested participants must submit the following:
1,000 word paper (exclusive of references);
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Applications must be received by January 31, 2023
Selected participants will be informed by February 15. Limited travel funding and two nights’ free accommodation will be offered to selected participants based outside the Boston area.
There is no option to register/attend without submitting a paper.
* Early career professionals are eligible if they completed their terminal degree within the past five years.
No registration fees will be collected. All accepted participants can attend the event, free of charge. Space is limited.
The 2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute will be held on the campus of Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill, MA, just 20 minutes from Boston’s Logan Airport.
Selected participants will receive free accommodation in the Boston University dormitories in downtown Boston for the nights of June 6 and 7. (A shuttle service will be provided to bring participants to Boston College from the BU dormitories).