2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute

Are you a graduate student or early career researcher, interested in questions related to international higher education?

The WES-CIHE Summer Institute supports the development of the next generation of international higher education scholars, by connecting graduate students and early career researchers with seasoned professionals and senior scholars from around the world. After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted to once again host the Summer Institute in person on the Boston College campus on June 6 and 7, 2023.

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Summer Institute Dates


June 6-7, 2023

What to Expect

The theme of the 2023 Summer Institute is Power and Equity in International Higher Education. At the Summer Institute, participants can expect to:

  • engage in substantive discussions about this important topic,

  • share their work, in a supportive environment, and receive both written and oral feedback from established scholars, 

  • network with other early career researchers, and

  • participate in discussions about important developmental topics, such as innovative methods, publishing, and the international job search.

The Summer Institute combines individual paper presentations, panel discussions with expert speakers and opportunities for group discussion and networking for participants and presenters. 

Program


TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023

11:00 am

ARRIVAL AT BOSTON COLLEGE

11:30 am

WELCOME & OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION
1:00 pm Lunch, and Participant and Presenter Introductions
 

2:00 pm

PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #1 
Speakers TBD
 

3:15 p.m.

Break

1:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION #2
Speakers TBD
 

4:30 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Reception

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023

8:30 am

Coffee, Light Breakfast, and Networking

9:00 am 

PANEL DISCUSSION #3
Speakers TBD
 
10:00 am PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #2
 

11:15 am

Break
 

11:30 am

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION #1

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking

1:15 pm

PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #3

2:00 pm

Break
2:15 pm PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION #2
 
3:15 pm Break
 
3:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION #4
Speakers TBD
 
4:45 pm PARTICIPANT PAPER SESSION #4
 
5:45 pm LESSONS LEARNED, CONCLUDING THOUGHTS, and NEXT STEPS
 
6:30 pm Summer Institute Ends
 

Panelists

Panelists will be announced in January 2023. Panelists will be inclusive of established thinkers as well as newer voices in the field from all regions of the world, as well as current and former CIHE directors Philip G. Altbach, Hans de Wit, and Gerardo Blanco.

Paper Submission

Any graduate student or early career professional* is invited to participate in the 2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute. Participants who wish to participate should submit a 1,000-word paper representing original research relevant to the conference theme of “power and equity in international higher education” 

Selected participants will be invited to present their paper at the Summer Institute. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a future edition of CIHE Perspectives.

To apply:

  • Interested participants must submit the following:

    • 1,000 word paper (exclusive of references);

    • Curriculum vitae (CV) 

  • Applications must be received by January 31, 2023

Selected participants will be informed by February 15.  Limited travel funding and two nights’ free accommodation will be offered to selected participants based outside the Boston area.

There is no option to register/attend without submitting a paper.

* Early career professionals are eligible if they completed their terminal degree within the past five years.

Registration Fees

No registration fees will be collected. All accepted participants can attend the event, free of charge. Space is limited.

 

Venue

The 2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute will be held on the campus of Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill, MA, just 20 minutes from Boston’s Logan Airport.

 

Accommodations

Selected participants will receive free accommodation in the Boston University dormitories in downtown Boston for the nights of June 6 and 7. (A shuttle service will be provided to bring participants to Boston College from the BU dormitories).