Center for International Higher Education - Boston College

The mission for The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) is to:

  • Advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world.

Areas of activity include:

  • The International Higher Education (IHE) journal;
  • Cross-border Higher Education (CBHE).The Center for International Higher Education at Boston College and the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) at the State University of New York at Albany created this site as a resource for educators interested in cross-border news and research;
  • The International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA), a clearinghouse for institutions and individuals engaged in research, development, and advocacy activities related to postsecondary education in Africa;
  • Higher Education Corruption Monitor (HECM). Growing demand for access, dramatic increase in private higher education providers, the marketization of many aspects of higher education, and the financial problems faced by institutions have all contributed to a variety of corrupt practices. Academic corruption can be found in all countries, but is most prevalent in countries facing severe economic hardships and corruption in the broader society. The primary goal of the HECM is to provide information from sources around the world; and
  • Books and publications; and
  • Podcasts. We archive all of the podcasts for easy accessibility, and welcome suggestions for guests and topics.

The Center for International Higher Education promotes the belief that an international perspective will foster enlightened policies and practices.  The Center sponsors occasional conferences on key issues in higher education and engages in research on higher education in international perspective. We welcome visiting scholars for periods of study and reflection. The Center has a special interest in academic institutions in the Jesuit tradition and more broadly for Catholic higher education. We are also committed to dialogue and cooperation among academic institutions in industrialized nations and in developing countries. We are convinced that the future of higher education depends on effective collaboration and the creation of an international community working to improve higher education in the public interest.

The Center is closely associated with the program in higher education administration at Boston College, which offers master's and doctoral degree study in the field of higher education. The program has been preparing professionals, analysts, and researchers in higher education for more than three decades. It features a rigorous social science-based approach to the study of higher education, combining a concern with the broader theoretical issues and an understanding of the practice of academic administration. The Center and the program in higher education are housed in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. LSOE is currently ranked in the top 20 schools of education in the United States.

Source: CIHE


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