2009 CGS/NSF Workshop: Globalizing Graduate Education and Research

    April 20, 2009

    Arlington, Virginia


    The 2009 CGS/NSF Dean in Residence Workshop addressed the opportunities and challenges associated with international graduate education, collaboration, experience and research. Bringing together nearly 100 graduate deans, NSF officers and managers, and representatives from international science funding bodies and business, industry, and non-profit sectors, the workshop was driven by three goals: 


    1. To consider the manifold opportunities inherent in international experiences
    2. To address why building international research and education infrastructure is important for advancing transformational research and human talent in the U.S.
    3. To identify the challenges currently faced, and the ways in which NSF directorates, leaders of the graduate community and others can and do work together to overcome these challenges, and begin to develop best practice recommendations.


    Workshop Agenda and Presentations


    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.