Graduate research and scholarship have become truly global activities. This is why CGS invites graduate leaders from around the world to participate in meetings that address international issues in graduate education. These include the Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education, convened annually in different locations around the world, along with meetings and workshops held in the United States.
Today, faculty and graduate students conduct research with global implications, collaborate with international networks of researchers, and produce knowledge that circulates worldwide. In this environment, graduate leaders are seeking to prepare their institutions for new opportunities and challenges. The Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education supports these efforts by providing a forum for active discussion and collaboration. Each year, graduate leaders from a wide range of countries and regions contribute diverse perspectives on the summit topic while working together to develop best practices that further the shared goal of supporting graduate education and research.
Global Summit 2017
Graduate Education 2030: Imagining the Future
September 10-12, 2017
Alyeska Resort, Alaska
The 2017 Summit theme, “Graduate Education 2030: Imagining the Future” revisits an earlier CGS Project Graduate Education 2020, which challenged leading scholars to consider technological, demographic, and global trends shaping graduate education around the world, and to use the best evidence available to predict what the future of graduate education might look like. Now that the year 2020 is within sight, we take this opportunity to reconsider the future these scholars imagined. Looking even farther ahead, to 2030, international leaders in graduate education will consider the global forces transforming graduate education in their countries and regions: How does the nature of graduate education in 2030 differ from what is available in 2017?
What is a Doctorate?
November 15-17, 2016
São Paulo, Brazil
The 2016 Global Summit on Graduate Education addressed the question, “What is a doctorate?” in light of a number of global trends affecting the definition and delivery of doctoral education.
Implications of "Big Data" for Graduate Education
September 28-29, 2015
The 2015 Summit explored the implications of big data for graduate education as well as the need to prepare the next generation of graduate students to navigate big data environments.
The complete list of Global Summit events is available at Global Summit Archive.
For more information about CGS meetings on international issues, please contact Katherine Hazelrigg.