Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI)


CHEI PhD Research Training Seminar

Our PhD research seminar is normally held twice a year and is open to a broad international community of students and scholars with an interest in the internationalisation of higher education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we took the unhappy decision to cancel our spring seminar and instead gave our participants the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback online from the Academic Team and other participants. 

The autumn seminar is planned for 7-11 September at the Milan campus of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. We will only be able to confirm this at a later date when we see how the global health situation evolves. You can keep updated on our seminar webpage and sign up to receive news of our activities.

The previous PhD Research Seminar on internationalisation of higher education took place in September 2019. We thank our wonderful Academic Team and participants who were instrumental in making the seminar such as success. This was our fifteenth research training seminar and we hosted an international cohort coming from twelve different countries (picture above). The programme included parallel sessions on methodology for doctoral research and plenary sessions on current developments in internationalisation.



Teaching international classes in English

We offer support to academic staff who are teaching international classes in English, at all of the Università Cattolica campuses: Milan, Piacenza, Brescia and Rome. Not only do we provide a forum for professors and instructors to discuss experience and exchange ideas, our educational developers lead sessions which give insight into approaches, strategies and techniques to use. The modules we offer are delivered as workshops so that participants can take advantage of the opportunity to put into practice the material that is covered.

The support to academic staff comes within the Centre's mission to support Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its strategy of internatonalisation and we are grateful to the University for funding these modules. Università Cattolica academic staff can take part free of charge. Those from outside the university should contact us directly.



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CHEI Doctoral Programme

The CHEI Doctoral Programme is directed at aspiring researchers and professionals in higher education internationalisation and focusses exclusively on internationalisation of higher education.

Internationalisation of Higher Education: a global study commissioned by the European Parliament

The Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) is co-author of Internationalisation of Higher Education together with the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the European Association for International Education (EAIE). The study was commissioned by the European Parliament and analyses the current state of internationalisation of higher education in Europe and outside Europe. It identifies key trends and draws a picture of the future of itnernationalisation in Europe.