Every year, the WES-CIHE Summer Institute - an annual academic conference, co-hosted by the world-renowned Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) and World Education Services (WES) - brings together graduate students, early career researchers, seasoned professionals, and senior scholars from around the world in a forum which supports the development of new ideas and helps to build bridges, both between peers and between newer and more experienced researchers in the field.
The Summer Institute offers exciting opportunities for:
Internationalization has been closely connected with change and innovation – less so with inclusion. That may be shifting as higher education institutions confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other complex external dynamics, including migration (forced or otherwise), political pressures, and shifting international relations.
Against this backdrop, innovative and inclusive approaches to internationalization offer possibilities for transforming individuals, institutions, and systems of higher education in meaningful ways. These approaches layer on top of the transformational goals of many national and institutional internationalization initiatives: enhanced quality, expanded learning opportunities, and engagement with new and different stakeholders.
The 2022 Institute will be held in an entirely virtual format, building on the success of the 2021 Summer Institute, which featured presenters and expert speakers from more than 15 countries around the world.
The Summer Institute combines individual paper presentations, panel discussions with expert speakers and opportunities for group discussion and networking for participants and presenters. Events have been scheduled across the three-day period of the conference, in order to accommodate participants from as many time zones as possible. A more detailed program is outlined below.
**All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Times are subject to change.
Registration is now closed for the 2022 WES-CIHE Summer Institute. We hope that you will consider joining us in 2023!