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


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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at CIES this April in San Francisco! Please plan to attend our Business Meeting on Monday, April 15th. We are also sponsoring activities for HESIG members throughout the week. Stay tuned for more details.

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

CIES 2019: HESIG Event Gallery

Congratulations to the 2019 HESIG award recipients!

Best dissertation, winner:
Meseret Hailu - Understanding why women stay: Examining persistence factors of women majoring in science and technology programs in public Ethiopian universities using a mixed methods design

Best dissertation, honorable mention:
Sharon Stein - Contested imaginaries of global justice in the internalization of higher education

Best research article:
Antigoni Papadimitriou, Daniel C. Levy, Bjørn Stensaker, and Sanja Kanazir - Public regulatory arrangements for private higher education in the Western Balkans

Best research article, honorable mention:
Jun Li - Ideologies, strategies and higher education development: a comparison of China's university partnerships with the Soviet Union and Africa over space and time.

Best book in higher education:
Jisun Jung, Hugo Horta, and Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Editors - Researching higher education in Asia

Best book in higher education, honorable mention:
Rosalind Latiner Raby and Edward J. Valeau, Editors - Handbook of comparative studies on community colleges & global counterparts

Graduate student travel grant awardees:
Leonie Schoelen, University of Mainz
Angel Oi Yee Chang, Lehigh University

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