Current Projects List

ANTI-BLACKNESS AND RACISM IN INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION

CIHE is convening global perspectives to address anti-Blackness and other forms of racism affecting all aspects of internationalization—including student recruitment, education abroad and international student support. By situating racism and higher education in their global and historical context, we focus on how racism is manifested in different regions and different local ways to confront and overcome it. Philip Altbach, Hans de Wit and Gerardo Blanco are among CIHE staff involved in this project. 

THE ROLE OF STATE AND NON-STATE ACTORS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Philip Altbach and Hans de Wit are currently working on an essay on the role of state and non-state actors in higher education—basically the debate concerning the private sector in higher education worldwide. This work is part of UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report. Our essay will consider the issues involved with public and private higher education and will feature 6 short cases of how countries are debating and dealing with the issue.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT IN “PERIPHERAL” CONTEXTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY 

In partnership with CIHE, the Institute of Education at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) is conducting a comparative research study of the international student recruitment efforts of countries which have not traditional attracted many overseas students (either due to language barriers or other factors). CIHE staff involved with the project include Hans de Wit and Lizhou Wang.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

CIHE is undertaking a study of American universities in the Middle East, in an effort to better understand the different ways in which these institutions have served U.S. foreign policy objectives through the years. Hans de Wit and Pratik Chougule are leading this study on behalf of CIHE.

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

CIHE is working on a new "international brief for higher education leaders", which focuses on women's leadership in higher education around the world. The brief will focus particularly on ways in which barriers to promotion and equal treatment are being addressed in different cultural, national and institutional contexts. CIHE staff and affiliates involved with this work include Rebecca Schendel, Gerardo Blanco and Tessa DeLaquil.