2021 Conference on International Higher Education

Boston College | October 23-24, 2021

The Center for International Higher Education has decided to postpone to 2021 its first biennial Conference on International Higher Education, which was originally scheduled for October 23 and 24, 2020 at Boston College. The preliminary dates are 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.

2020 Digital Session

On October 23-24, 2020, CIHE intends to organize two or three digital sessions featuring the presentation and discussion of selected papers. Paper proposals that have already been submitted are currently under review, and their authors will receive more information on these digital sessions. This information will also be posted on CIHE’s website.

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 internationalhighered@bc.edu by May 15, 2021 (note extended deadline)! Please explicitly label your email “Conference submission”.


Keynote Speakers

Event Program 2021

Saturday, 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

Sunday, October 24

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.