Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

2019 Research Seminars

Spring PhD Research Seminar

25-29 March 2019 - Brescia

Our Spring 2019  PhD Research Seminar on internationalisation of higher education will be held 25-29 March 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 at the bottom of this page for the Autumn 2019 seminar - 16-20 September 2019 in Milan.


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. Read about the academic team here.


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. The nearest airport is Orio al Serio but intercontinental flights normally arrive at Linate or Malpensa.

Enrolment and seminar fee

Enrolment will be open from 8 January until 1 March. The seminar fee is EUR 500 including tax*. This 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 of the seminar fee has been made.

All participants are required to submit a short bio and photograph by 1 March (see instructions here).

To enrol, please complete the enrolment and payment form here

*Seminar fee waiver: PhD students enrolled at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, including CHEI PhD students, are exempt from payment of the seminar fee but must enrol by completing the enrolment form and submitting a short bio and photograph by 1 March. Please contact us in the event of late enrolment.


CHEI has secured a limited number of rooms at the Centro Paolo VI. The cost per night for single occupancy is €65, which includes breakfast and wifi. 

Rooms can be booked for any number of nights between 24 March and 29 March. If you wish to stay longer, please contact us about room availability and payment.

You can book accommodation at the Centro Paolo VI (Paolo Sesto) via the enrolment form (see enrolment section above).  Please note that we cannot confirm accommodation until payment has been made.

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 since there will be more opportunity to spend time with other participants and the academic team, who will be staying at the Centre too.

Autumn PhD Research Seminar

16-20 September 2019 - Milan

Our Autumn 2019 PhD Research Seminar will be held at the Università Cattolica Milan campus.

Details will be published nearer the time.