Conference on International Higher Education

Boston College | October 22-23, 2021

Marking the 25th anniversary of both the Center and International Higher Education, the conference is intended to bring together senior academics and leaders in international higher education from around the world, alumni, friends/partners of CIHE, as well as other scholars, doctoral students, and postdocs with an interest in the field. The event will include invited keynote presenters, panel discussions, and presentations of individual papers.


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

Call for Proposals 2021

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 by May 15, 2021.

Please explicitly label your email “Conference submission”.


Keynote Speakers

Rajani Naidoo

University of Bath

Simon Marginson

University of Oxford

Ly Tran

Deakin University

Hans de Wit

Boston College

 Philip G. Altbach

Boston College 

Event Program 2021

Friday, October 22

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.