Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI)


2011-2021: Ten years of CHEI

We are now celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Since activities began in 2011, we have pursued our aims as set out in our Memorandum of Association and achieved results that have brought us to be one of the most important centres worldwide dealing with the internationalisation of higher education.

Our tenth anniversary falls in the year that Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore marks its centenary and our anniversary events are included in the University's centenary programme. As part of our celebrations we invite the CHEI community and friends of the Centre to connect for four webinars dealing with the CHEI story.

Our webinar programme brings together members of our Management and Academic Boards, our students, alumni and educational developers in sessions of reflection and discussion.

If you would like to join us for the series of four webinars you can sign up here. We look foward to you being with us on this occasion marking our tenth anniversary.

Celebrate ten years of CHEI with us!

CHEI Research Seminar

Our Autumn 2021 Research Seminar will take place in Milan, 13-17 September. We are all so looking forward to the possibility of meeting up in person after such a long period of online contact, however productive our cohort has been during the pandemic. Enrolment is now closed and we are ready to welcome participants both in person and online from 13 September.

Our Spring 2021 Research Seminar concluded on 10 June with a final session of a rich programme of online sessions running from March to June. Our international academic community is growing and in action despite the restrictions we are all working under right now.

Our hand was forced in 2020 and our two Research Seminars took place online to our participants. We provided dedicated support over the year, working remotely via regular seminars and meetings to ensure that our cohort were able to keep on track with their research. We thank our Academic Team and all the students for making the two 2020 programmes so successful. 

Our 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

Our September schedule for modules on teaching international classes is online and enrolment is open. The workshops for this iteration will be delivered via Teams but we will be returning to in-person sessions with online options as soon as this is feasible.

We provide support to academic staff at all of the Università Cattolica campuses: Milan, Piacenza, Brescia and Rome. Not only do we offer 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.

We publish new dates for all our modules throughout the year. 

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. We also welcome participants from other universities, who 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.