The CIHE Podcast Initiative brings key thinkers and leaders in higher education worldwide to a global audience. Our aim is to present dialogue and discussion on some of the central issues of higher education. The podcast permits an informal approach and spontaneity of presentation that is not possible in an article or chapter. Our interviewees present their perspectives and arguments on a range of higher education themes. We archive the podcasts so that they will be easily available.
International Faculty in Higher Education. Comparative Perspectives on Recruitment, Integration, and Impact.
with Dr. Maria Yudkevich, Diane Barbaric, and Dr. Aliya Kuzhabekova
Interviewed November 9, 2016
The book International Faculty in Higher Education. Comparative Perspectives on Recruitment, Integration, and Impact can be purchased online here.
Maria Yudkevich is a vice-rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia, where she is also an associate professor of economics. She chairs HSE’s Center for Institutional Studies, which undertakes theoretical and applied economic analysis of institutions. Her research mainly concerns economics and sociology of higher education, particularly faculty contracts, university governance and higher education markets. Maria Yudkevich has coedited several books, including Paying the Professoriate (2012), The Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession (2013), Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (2015), and Young Faculty in the 21st Century: International Perspectives (2015). She heads the editorial board for Higher Education and Beyond, a quarterly bulletin focused on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Aliya Kuzhabekova is an Assistant Professor at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Kazakhstan. Aliya holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy from the University of Minnesota. Prior to her current appointment Aliya worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, where she conducted research on governance of emerging technologies. Aliya’s research interests are in international and comparative higher education. Her current work focuses on the analysis of the experiences of international and local faculty in Kazakhstan, as well as on the barriers and factors contributing to university research capacity building in transitional economies. An important part of her work focuses on the experiences of females in higher education, including females in leadership positions, and females in STEM.
Diane Barbarič is currently undertaking doctoral studies in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Her main research interests include higher education public policy in Canada and Europe, international student mobility policies, and comparative international higher education. Prior to returning to academia, Diane worked in academic relations and youth mobility at the Canadian Embassy in France. She also taught undergraduate courses in French literature, and ran Boston College’s student exchange program in Paris, France. Diane has an Honours BA from McGill University, an MA from New York University, a DEA from the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, and an MSc in Public Policy and Management from SOAS, University of London. She currently holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Re-becoming universities? Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societieswith David Hoffman
Interviewed November 10, 2016
Dr. David M. Hoffman is a Docent of Higher Education and Educational Leadership (Faculty of Education) and a Senior Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is the Team Leader of the Internationalization, Intersectionality, Mobility and Migration (miGroup) research group, as well as a member of the Higher Education Studies Team (HEIST). Dr. Hoffman’s scholarly agenda is focused on the global division of scholarly labor, the nature of social stratification within academe and the implications both of these have across contemporary societies. Dr. Hoffman’s work is transdisciplinary and characterized by critically problematized, comparatively viable research design and conceptual-level work aimed at methodological and empirical traction on social reproduction, transformation and the role education plays in both. Dr. Hoffman was the Project Manager and Co-PI of the CINHEKS study, as well as the lead editor of the book RE-BECOMING UNIVERSITIES? Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies. The book was edited together with Dr. Jussi Välimaa. The two authors are featured in the adiacent picture.
Trends V and the Bologna Process in European Higher Education
with David Crosier
Interviewed May 28, 2007
Mr. Crosier is project Director at the European University Association and lead researcher on the Trends project, which tracks Bologna Process developments.
Quality, Accountability, and Research in U.S. Study Abroad
with Michael (Mick) Vande Berg
Interviewed May 29, 2007
Mick Vande Berg is a comparative literature professor by training, and currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Diploma Mills and Degree Fraud
with Alan Contreras
Interviewed May 11, 2007
Mr. Contreras is the Administrator for the Oregon Student Assistance Commission's Office of Degree Authorization (ODA). The ODA administers laws, standards, and services that seek to ensure the quality of higher education and the integrity of academic degrees as public credentials.
Also see the Higher Education Corruption Monitor.
Higher Education Finance, Access, and Equity
with D. Bruce Johnstone
Interviewed May 8, 2007
Dr. Johnstone is director of the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Johnstone has been the Chancellor of the State University of New York System and president of the State University College at Buffalo.
Perspectives on the International Mobility of Scholars
with Patti McGill Peterson
Interviewed April 30, 2007
Dr. Peterson is the executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)—the Fulbright Program—in the United States. Dr. Peterson has also been president of several American universities.
Special Audio Supplement:
World Class Worldwide? The Challenges of Creating and Sustaining Research Universities in Asia
with Philip G. Altbach
Interviewed November 16, 2007
On November 16, 2007, Dr. Philip Altbach participated in Indiana University's (IU) Science and Technology in the Pacific Century (STIP) Colloquium Series. Funded by the Illinois/Indiana U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, STIP project was initiated in Fall 2006 with the goal of exploring shifts in the location of leading scientific research towards East Asian institutions. Hosted by IU's East Asian Studies Center, this event was co-sponsored by Horizons of Knowledge, the IU School of Education Foundation, Discipline-Based Scholarship for Education, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, and the Center for Postsecondary Research.
Spotlight on the U.S. Study Abroad Enterprise and Standards for Good Practice
with Brian Whalen
Interviewed August 29, 2007
Dr. Whalen is associate professor of international studies, associate dean, and executive director of the Office of Global Education at Dickinson College, in Pennsylvania (USA). He's also president and CEO of the Forum on Education Abroad, a U.S.-based membership organization for institutions and individuals involved in study abroad.
U.S. Government Interest in Internationalization and the International Branch Campus Phenomenon
with Philip G. Altbach
Interviewed August 14, 2007
Dr. Altbach is director of the Boston College (BC) Center for International Higher Education. He also holds the J. Donald Monan chair as professor of higher education at BC's Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and is a world-renowned scholar on global trends in higher education.
Assessing U.S. Study Abroad Capacity for Growth and Diversification
with Peggy Blumenthal
Interviewed June 28, 2007
Ms. Blumenthal is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Institute of International Education (IIE), which is a leading provider of programming for, and research about, student and scholar mobility into and out of the United States.
International Student Circulation in a Global Context
with Hans de Wit
Interviewed May 29, 2007
Hans de Wit is editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education, Dean of Windesheim Honours College of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Windesheim Hogeschool, Zwolle, and a founding member of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).
The Academic Profession in Palestine
with Hala Taweel
Interviewed May 18, 2008
Dr. Hala Taweel is the president and co-founder of the University of the Middle East Project, based in Cambridge, MA. She recently received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College. Dr. Taweel also holds Master's degrees from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Paris 8 University in France, as well as a Diploma in Diplomatic and Strategic Studies from the Center for Law and Defense at Paris V University. She's also a member of the board of trustees of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Dr. Taweel is originally from Palestine and her recently completed doctoral dissertation focused specifically on the Palestinian academic profession.
Humanities and Social Science Education in Hong Kong and East Asia
with Kai-ming Cheng
Interviewed May 8, 2008
Dr. Kai-Ming Cheng is a professor and chair of education in the faculty of education at the University of Hong Kong (UHK). He is also a special advisor to UHK's vice-chancellor on the subject of fundraising. Dr. Cheng was a visiting professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education from 1996 through 2003, during which time he also served as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of UHK. Dr. Cheng has consulted widely on the subject of education planning and administration around the world, and has held visiting appointments at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Chinese National Academy of Education Administration, and Peking University, among other institutions.
World Class and Research Universities in Asia and Latin America
with Jorge Balán
Interviewed February 28, 2008
Dr. Jorge Balán was a senior program officer at the Ford Foundation from 1998 until 2007, responsible for the higher education portfolio there. He currently serves as a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a visiting scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Balán is co-editor of a 2007 book entitled World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America (Johns Hopkins University Press).
IAU Global Survey Report on Internationalization of Higher Education
with Jane Knight
Interviewed December 5, 2007
Dr. Jane Knight is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, affiliated with the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre, which is housed within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She has written extensively on the subject of internationalization within higher education, particularly in terms of concepts and strategies. Jane Knight has played a leadership role with four international teams conducting regional studies on the internationalization of higher education--in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa. Currently, Dr. Knight is a 2007-2008 Fulbright New Century Scholar, focusing her research efforts on the effects of cross-border education delivery on higher education access.
Special Video Supplement:
Cost, Access, and Equity in Higher Education: American and International Perspectives
with Bridget Terry Long and D. Bruce Johnstone
Published November 30, 2007
On November 30, 2007, Bridget Terry Long of Harvard University and D. Bruce Johnstone of SUNY Buffalo delivered keynote addresses at Boston College for the 2007 Monan Symposium, which focused on issues of higher education cost, access, and equity around the world. This event was co-sponsored by the Fulbright New Century Scholars (NCS) Program, and also featured presentations 2007-2008 NCS participants Claire Callendar of the University of London, Jane Knight of the University of Toronto, and Anthony Welch of the University of Sydney.
Scholars at Risk and the World Academic Freedom Survey
with Robert Quinn
Interviewed April 28, 2009
Robert Quinn is the founding executive director of the Scholars at Risk Network and the former founding Executive Director of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund. He serves on the governing council of the Magna Charta Observatory in Bologna, Italy and the board of the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) in London, UK. Mr. Quinn is a lawyer and former adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School teaching courses in international human rights and US legal systems.
International Higher Education and the Media: A Discussion with University World News
with Karen MacGregor
Interviewed April 24, 2009
In this interview, Karen MacGregor, editor of University World News (UWN), talks about the work of this online news source devoted to covering higher education issues and developments across the globe. Key aspects of the conversation include the origin of the idea for UWN, the logistical challenges and advantages of the operation, its mission, and scope of coverage and activities.
U.S. Higher Education Attainment in a Global Context
with Dewayne Matthews
Interviewed April 21, 2009
In February 2009, the Lumina Foundation released a report entitled A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education: How and Why Americans Must Meet a “Big Goal” for College Attainment. The report noted that “college-attainment rates are rising in almost every industrialized or post-industrial country in the world, except for the U.S.” This interview with Dr. Dewayne Matthews, Vice President of Policy and Strategy for the Lumina Foundation, focuses on the question of how U.S. postsecondary access and attainment can be understood in a global context, and what the United States could learn from other countries around the world making progress in this area.
Special Audio Link:
InsideHigherEd.com interviews Shai Reshef on University of the People project
Published March 5, 2009
The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities
with Jamil Salmi
Interviewed January 30, 2009
Dr. Jamil Salmi is coordinator of the World Bank’s network of tertiary education professionals, and is the principal author of the Bank’s Tertiary Education Strategy entitled “Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education.” A Moroccan education economist, Dr. Salmi has provided policy and technical advice on tertiary education reform to a wide variety of governments. He has also guided the strategic planning efforts of several public and private universities in Colombia, Kenya, Mexico, and Peru. Most recently, Dr. Salmi has completed work on a new book, The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities, to be published by the World Bank in February 2009.
Global Trends and Liberal Arts Higher Education
with Henry Rosovsky
Interviewed March 2, 2011
Henry Rosovsky is the Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts andSciences of Harvard University. He served in numerous positions at HarvardUniversity including Professor of Economics (1965-1996), Chairman of theEconomics Department (1969-1972), Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences(1973-1991). He also worked as a member of the Harvard Corporation(1987-1997). He has worked as a consultant with the United States government,the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and UNESCO.
Liberal Arts Education: A Dutch Perspective
with Marijk van der Wende
Interviewed April 16, 2010
Marijk van der Wende is Dean of the Amsterdam University College (AUC) and Professor of Higher Education at the Free University of Amsterdam. She has published extensively on international higher education issues and is a frequent speaker on these topics in international fora. AUC is a joint institute of the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam, providing an international liberal arts and sciences bachelor program, taught in English in The Netherlands.
Internationalization in the Universities of Spain /
Internacionalización de las universidades de España [entrevista en español]*
con Màrius Rubiralta i Alcañiz
Fecha: 19 de septiembre del 2009
Màrius Rubiralta i Alcañiz es el Secretario General de Universidades del Ministerio de Educación de España. En esta entrevista—realizada en Madrid en septiembre del 2009, en la ocasión de la conferencia anual de la Asociación Europea para la Educación Internacional [EAIE]—Dr. Rubiralta ofrece su perspectiva sobre el fenómeno de la internacionalización en la educación superior española.
*Special Note: This is the first of what we hope will be more podcasts presented in Spanish.
Postcard from the 2009 EAIE Annual Conference in Madrid: Leadership Past and Present
with Fiona Hunter and Bjørn Einar Aas
Interviewed September 19, 2009
Bjørn Einar Aas and Fiona Hunter are the current and immediate past presidents, respectively, of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). The 21st annual conference of the EAIE in Madrid, Spain provided an opportunity to capture their thoughts on the evolution of the association’s size, scope, and focus in recent years, as well as its growing global relevance.
Photos: Oscar Timmers
Internationalization in American Higher Education: A Presidential Perspective from Cornell University
with David Skorton
Interviewed September 4, 2009
David Skorton, president of Cornell University, is a strong advocate for internationalization in American higher education. In this conversation, he discusses with CIHE various aspects of Cornell’s international orientation, the evolution of his own thinking about internationalization, and some thoughts about how American institutions could expand their impact in positive ways around the world.
Tuning USA and the Bologna Process: Lessons from Europe and the United States
with Clifford Adelman
Interviewed May 1, 2009
Clifford Adelman is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), and a leading U.S. expert on the Bologna Process in Europe. He currently serves as the senior domestic consultant to the Tuning USA pilot project, supported by the Lumina Foundation. Tuning USA is a faculty-led effort in three American states (Indiana, Minnesota, and Utah) that is endeavoring to define desired student outcomes in several disciplines. The project is modeled on the Tuning activities that have been undertaken in Europe and Latin America over the past several years.