Founded in 1995, CIHE promotes the belief that an international perspective is needed to foster enlightened policies and practices in higher education. All of the work that we do, in the domains of research, publication, education and advisory services, is guided by our commitments.

Our Commitments

Rigorous and ethical research and thoughtful, informed analysis

Conducting all of our activities in collaboration with others around the globe and to elevating local perspectives on all of the issues we analyze

Open access publication, translation into other languages and clear and accessible prose

Issues of social justice and, as such, we seek to acknowledge and—when possible—explicitly address global higher education inequalities through our work

Maintaining a strong focus on less-resourced and less-powerful global contexts and to promoting critical perspectives through our scholarship

Supporting the development of the next generation of international higher education scholars



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Partners related to International Higher Education & associated publications

International Higher Education is translated into Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Vietnamese. All of these translations are completed by CIHE partners around the world, including:

Associated Publications

A number of associated publications are also published by CIHE partners:

Partners related to the M.A. in International Higher Education

  • CIHE has a long-standing relationship with the Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). Most recently, we launched a dual degree MA program in International Higher Education, whereby students from Guadalajara are accepted to complete one year (i.e. 16 credits) at Boston College and an equivalent number of credits at UdG, culminating in the acquisition of degrees from both Boston College and UdG.

  • As of 2019, graduates of Sophia University (Japan) are invited to apply, via a streamlined process, to the MA program in International Higher Education. For further information about the Sophia-BC partnership, please contact Rebecca Schendel, CIHE Managing Director. 

  • As of 2021, students studying for an MA degree in Education at Yonsei University in South Korea are eligible to complete one year at Boston College, completing coursework from the MA program in International Higher Education
Each year, CIHE partners with World Education Services (WES) to run the WES-CIHE Summer Institute, an annual conference aimed at graduate students and other young professionals.
CIHE enjoys a close partnership with the International Association of Universities. Through this partnership, we organize joint webinars, collaborate on research projects and work together to disseminate publications.