The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) is delighted to announce the inaugural 2023 Biennial Conference on International Higher Education at Boston College on June 9-10, 2023.
Since 1995, CIHE has promoted the belief that an international perspective is needed to foster enlightened policies and practices in higher education. This biennial gathering deepens that commitment by providing a new forum for rich dialogue in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intimate environment.
The field has grown since the center’s founding almost 30 years ago. The conference will celebrate this expansion, by convening both established thinkers and newer voices. We aim for all participants and partners to leave inspired, energized and engaged with others about work they might do together in the years to come.
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What to Expect
This in-person academic conference is a space for researchers in the field of international higher education to come together, interact, and chart new directions for research. You can expect:
multiregional perspectives, engaging with complex issues in the field;
multigenerational connections among scholars researching similar issues;
lectures, provocations, dialogue and space for exchange and relationship-building among internationally diverse participants; and
warm hospitality, good food and drink, and rich conversations in a beautiful setting.
The in-person conference will feature sessions that promote active engagement and interaction among participants. Session types will include invited plenary lectures, multiregional and multigenerational panel discussions, World Café paper exchanges, and interactive collaborative sessions where participants explore intersections and new directions across lines of work.
We aim to create a space that elevates participation of all of its members. In addition to the more formal program, there will be time to engage in informal conversations over meals and coffee and to network, meet new colleagues, and explore new collaborations around shared interests.
Registration opens 1 December 2022. Space is limited.
As a gesture of hospitality, we will not be charging for this event. The conference is free for all attendees.
Colleagues who wish to attend are invited to submit a 1,000-word proposal. The submission system will open 1 December 2022 and close 15 January 2023. Notifications will be sent by 1 February 2023.
The CIHE 2023 Biennial Conference on International Higher Education will be on Boston College’s beautiful campus in Chestnut Hill, MA, just 20 minutes from Boston’s Logan Airport.
There are many hotel options near the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA. At many hotels close to campus, discounts are available if you mention that you are in town for an event at Boston College.
Our commitment to you is that the conference will reflect the warmth and hospitality of the relationships we have developed over decades since our founding, inclusive of established thinkers and newer voices in the field from all regions of the world.
The conference will exemplify the center’s global reach, commitment to cutting-edge research and analysis, and international perspectives and reflect our commitment to:
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
In the spirit of open access, multimedia from the conference will be free to access and select papers will be invited to be published in International Higher Education, the world’s oldest continuously published source of news and analysis of global higher education.