Global Summit 2016
    The 2016 Summit addressed the global trends affecting the definition and delivery of doctoral education.
    Global Summit 2015
    The 2015 Summit explored the implications of big data for graduate education and preparing graduate students to navigate big data environments.
    International Graduate Admissions Survey
    Preliminary results of the latest CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey show that international applications increased 7% between 2013 and 2014.
    Available to institutions of higher education outside the U.S. and Canada that are significantly engaged in graduate education, research, and...


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.


    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.


    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.