Global Summit 2018

    Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education

    November 11-13, 2018
    University of Johannesburg


    The 2018 Summit theme, “Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education,” addresses the ways in which graduate education leaders across the world seek ways to identify, create, and disseminate curricula and strategies to ensure diversity in their programs and on their campuses. Developing a diverse graduate education community may mean different things in various parts of the world (race; ethnicity; gender; and socioeconomic, first-generation, or immigrant status). Through efforts to educate our communities and change social attitudes or focused outreach and support through workshops, recruitment fairs, and specialized program offerings, our shared goal is to foster learning environments that provide access and equity for all current and future graduate students.


    The 2018 Global Summit on Graduate Education will address the many ways the international graduate education community currently works to promote diversity, including assessment in the admissions process, peer and faculty-mentoring, robust summer orientation programs, annual performance review system, etc. In addition, we will consider how individually and collectively we can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.



    The 2018 Summit is generously sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).


    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.
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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.