Center for International Higher Education
The Boston College
The Center for International Higher Education promotes the belief that an international perspective will foster enlightened policies and practices. To this end, the Center publishes International Higher Education, a book series on higher education, as well as other publications. 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. The Center is supported by core grants from the Ford Foundation and by the Lynch School of Education and the Monan Chair at Boston College. Additional funding has come from the Toyota Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), and anonymous funders.