2020 Conference on International Higher Education

Boston College | October 23-24, 2020

For the past 25 years, CIHE has been at the forefront of research, analysis and teaching relating to international higher education.


The Conference on International Higher Education will be a platform to celebrate that occasion by bringing together senior academics and leaders in international higher education around the world, alumni and friends/partners of CIHE, as well as other scholars, doctoral students and postdocs with an interest in the field. We intend for this to be the first of a regular conference on international higher education, to be organized in Boston every other year.


The conference will be organized around two tracks: international and comparative higher education, and the internationalization of higher education.

Call for Proposals

Detailed Information

We invite you to send us a proposal for a paper, with a title, an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short bio of 175 words.

Submissions should be sent to internationalhighered@bc.edu by May 15, 2020 (note extended deadline)! Please explicitly label your email “Conference submission”.


Keynote Speakers

Event Program

Friday, October 23

8:30   Registration and Coffee

9:30   Welcome and Launch of Conference 

10:30  Thematic Panel Discussion 1

11:30   Breakout Session 1

12:30   Lunch

1:30     Keynote   

2:15    Coffee Break

2:30     Breakout Session 2

3:45     Short Break

4:00     Keynote & Panel Discussion 2

5:30     Reception

Saturday, October 23

9:00   Coffee

9:30   Keynote 

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45   Breakout Session 3

11:45   Closing Panel discussion 3

12:45   Closing remarks

13:00   Lunch


More information about how to register will be available shortly.

More information about how to register will be available shortly.

Registration fees will be charged as follows:

• General: $200

• Student: $50


Click here for detailed directions to the CIHE.