Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI)


CHEI PhD Research Training Seminar

Our spring 2020 Research Seminar will be held 16-20 March in Brescia (very near Milan) and the autumn seminar will be held 7-11 September at the Milan campus of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Keep updated on our webpage and sign up to receive news of our activities.

The autumn 2019 PhD Research Seminar on internationalisation of higher education was held in September. 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 this time we welcomed an international cohort coming from twelve different countries. The programme included parallel sessions on methodology for doctoral research and plenary sessions on 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. 


Teaching international classes in English

Enrolments are now open for new dates in January for modules on teaching international classes in English. We are pleased to announce that modules are now available for the first time at the Brescia campus, in addition to modules held at the Milan, Piacenza and Rome campuses.

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.

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.