Higher Education Special Interest Group

A special interest group within the Comparative and International Education Society and a networking hub for promoting scholarship opportunities, critical dialogue, and linking professionals and academics to the international aspects of higher education


Welcome to the HESIG website!

Thanks to all our members who attended HESIG presentations, panels, and events during the March 2018 CIES conference!
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

For more information about our SIG and the benefits of membership, please see the Membership Benefits page.

Congratulations to this year's HESIG award recipients!

Best dissertation, winners:
Yeukai Angela Mlambo - Why not academia?–The streamlined career choice process of Black African women engineers: A grounded theory study
Jonathan Z. Friedman - Global Distinction: Social Status, Organizational Change and the Internationalization of American and British Universities

Best dissertation, honorable mention:
Asabe W. Poloma - Academic Capitalism and the Public Good in Public and Private US Higher Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Internationalization

Best article:
Riyad A. Shahjahan and Clara Morgan - Global competition, coloniality, and the geopolitics of knowledge in higher education

Best book:
Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster- Campus support services, programs, and policies for international students

Graduate student travel grant awardees:
Vanessa Sperduti, University of Western Ontario
Kelsey Sherbondy, The George Washington University