Programs
    Modeling Effective Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations: A Learning Outcomes Approach

    The Council of Graduate Schools is conducting a new, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on research ethics in international collaborations. The project brings together two areas of CGS best practice research, scholarly and research integrity and graduate international collaborations, to better prepare graduate students to navigate the complex issues that arise in the context of international research.

     

    Graduate International Collaborations Project

    CGS was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation  to study international collaborations in graduate education, including joint- and dual-degrees and student and faculty exchange programs. Findings from the project have provided institutional leaders and faculty with strategies for successful creation and participation in  international collaborative opportunities, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Please visit the project webpage for more information on research data, project-related presentations, resources, and other useful information about graduate international collaborations.

     

    Graduate Education 2020

    "Graduate Education 2020" was launched in 2006 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the CGS/GRE Enrollment and Degrees Survey. This partnership between CGS and ETS supports a major international conversation that will evolve over a decade on the future of graduate education.

     

    Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education

    There are clear signs that graduate research and scholarship have become truly global activities: faculty and graduate students are responding to questions of global scope, collaborating with international networks of researchers, and producing 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.

     

    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. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    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.