Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

2018 Research Seminars

Spring PhD Research Seminar

19-23 March 2018 - Brescia

The Spring 2018 CHEI research seminar on internationalisation of higher education will be held 19-23 March 2018 in Brescia. The seminar is aimed at current and prospective doctoral students at CHEI as well as at doctoral students enrolled in other programmes with an interest in internationalisation of higher education.

Preliminary information for the Autumn 2018 seminar is shown at the bottom of this page.


Apart from addressing aspects of PhD research and writing a doctoral thesis, the seminar offers sessions on the latest developments in the internatonalisation of higher education. The draft programme is available here.

Academic team

The academic team is drawn from leading academics in the field of higher education internationalisation, from our Scientific Committee and affiliated faculty. Bios of the academic team will be available here soon.


The spring seminar will take place in Brescia, a beautiful city about 100 km from Milan, situated between Bergamo and Verona, and very near to Lago di Garda. The city is home to various monuments which figure on the World Heritage Sites list and has a wonderful historic centre, some parts going right back to Roman times.

The Seminar itself will be held in the prestigious Centro Paolo VI (Paolo Sesto) near the centre of  Brescia (Via Gezio Calini 30), where there are also opportunities for accommodation (see section dealing with accommodation below). 

Transport to Brescia

There are easy travel links to Brescia from Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport and Orio al Serio Airport. Orio al Serio is the nearest airport, so travel to Brescia is quicker from there. If you have to choose between Linate and Malpensa, it is quicker to travel to Brescia from Linate.


To enrol, please complete the enrolment form. Enrolment is open until 1 March. If you wish to enrol after this date, please contact CHEI. All participants are required to submit a short bio and photograph by 1 March.


The cost of the seminar is EUR 500 including tax. The cost covers all seminar sessions, coffee breaks, and the CHEI dinner. It does not cover accommodation, travel costs or any other expenses. Enrolment will be confirmed via email once payment has been made.

Payment can be made online here.

PhD students enrolled at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, including CHEI PhD students, are exempt from payment but must enrol by completing the enrolment form and submitting a short bio and photograph by 1 March. If you wish to enrol after this date please contact CHEI.

Accommodation and payment

CHEI has secured advantageous rates for a limited number of ‘Single Comfort’ rooms at the Centro Paolo VI (Paolo Sesto). The cost per night for single occupancy is €60, which includes breakfast and wifi. A small number of double rooms is also available at a cost of €80 per night. We encourage you to stay at the Centro Paolo VI since there will be more opportunity to spend time with other participants and the academic team, who will be staying at the Centre too.

Rooms can be booked for any number of nights between 18 March and 23 March. If you wish to stay longer, please contact CHEI about room availability and payment.

To book accommodation at the Centro Paolo VI (Paolo Sesto), please complete the accommodation form. If you wish to book a double room please complete the accommodation form with your dates and contact CHEI to check availability and to pay.

Payment can be made for 'Single Comfort' rooms here.

Accommodation options are also available online through sites such as www.booking.com and Airbnb but we encourage you to join us at the Centro Paolo VI.


April 2017 Seminar - photogallery

September 2017 Seminar - photogallery


Autumn PhD Research Seminar

3-7 September 2018 - Milan

The Autumn 2018 seminar will take place at the Milan campus of Università Cattolica, 3-7 September. More details will be published as they become available.