Current Projects List

FAMILY-OWNED/MANAGED UNIVERSITIES: AN UNKNOWN GLOBAL PHENOMENON

In partnership with the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, CIHE has undertaken a project to profile family-owned or managed higher education institutions with respect to their operational contexts, governance structure, ownership culture, and the opportunities and challenges they face as a unique class of institutions. As part of this aim, an emphasis will be placed on providing a comparative discussion of FOMHEI’s using case examples from various national contexts. CIHE staff and affiliates involved with the project include Edward Choi, Philip Altbach and Hans de Wit.

TRENDS AND ISSUES IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION WORLDWIDE: AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INQUIRY

Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education Worldwide: An International Research Inquiry is a comparative research project by the Center for Institutional Studies at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation, and the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA. CIHE staff involved with the project include Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach. Read more about this project here.

CORRUPTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES

CIHE Research Fellow Elena Denisova-Schmidt is completing an analysis of forms of corruption in higher education systems around the world.

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.

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A COMPARATIVE CAPABILITIES APPROACH

CIHE has a particular interest in refugee access to higher education around the world. Current activities include the publication of a book on the topic, which brings together expertise on refugee issues from across Boston College, and proposals for new funding with partners such as World Education Services. CIHE staff and affiliates involved with this work include Lisa Unangst, Hans de Wit and Tessa Delaquil.

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.