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CHEI PhD Research Training Seminar

Enrolment for our forthcoming PhD Research Seminar is now closed. 

Our autumn PhD Research Seminar on internationalisation of higher education will be held in Milan 16-20 September and we look forward to welcoming a rich international mix of students and academics. The programme offers sessions held by our esteemed academic team on PhD methodology and current developments in internationalisation.

The CHEI PhD research seminar is 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. At the Spring 2019 PhD Research Seminar held in Brescia we hosted participants from nine different countries (picture above) and we expect just as international a cohort in September, made up of current and prospective CHEI doctoral students, and Italian and international doctoral students from other programmes.  

Our spring 2020 Research Seminar will be held 16-20 March 2020. Keep updated on our webpage.

Teaching international classes in English

We offer support to academic staff who are teaching international classes in English. 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. 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.

New dates are now available for September 2019. Online registration is now open.

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.

CHEI at the 12th Congress on International Higher Education, Cuba, 10-14 February 2020

The Associate Director of The Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Fiona Hunter, has been invited to speak at the 12th Congress on International Higher Education in Cuba next year.

CHEI has been involved in a number of European-funded projects in Cuba in the last few years - in particular the FORINT and IMPALA projects. The aim of the FORINT project is to strengthen internationalisation between European and Latin-American universities, while the IMPALA project deals with measuring and managing the impact of third mission activities. The Ministry for Higher Education in Cuba has been directly involved in all these projects and various representatives have also visited the Università Cattolica campus in Milan on a number of occasions, learning about the university and its work on internationalisation, innovation and impact.

The Conference will focus on ‘the university and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development’ and will be held in La Habana, Cuba, from 10 to 14 February 2020.

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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.