Online Proceedings of the 2018 Global Summit: Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education

    ​We invite you to explore the electronic proceedings of the 2018 Global Summit, Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education. Individual papers are accessible at the links below.


    ​Summit Program and Compilation of Papers*

    *Individual papers below have been updated and edited for the electronic proceedings.



    The 2018 Strategic Leaders Global Summit was co-hosted by CGS and the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 11-13. Senior graduate leaders representing 17 different countries met to discuss the theme Supporting Diversity in Graduate Education


    Attendees contemplated current efforts in the international graduate education community to promote diversity, including assessment in the admissions process, peer and faculty-mentoring, robust summer orientation programs, annual performance review system, etc. In addition, participants considered how individually and collectively we can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.


    Participants included many delegates from CGS international members and international groups of graduate education leaders.



    Panel 1: Global, Regional, and/or National Understandings of Diversity

    Jani Brouwer, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    Karen Butler-Purry, Texas A&M University
    Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester
    Shireen Motala, University of Johannesburg
    Adham Ramadan, American University in Cairo
    Paula Wood-Adams,, Concordia University of Canada
    Fiona Zammit, Australian Council of Graduate Research

    Panel 2: Creating a Campus Culture that Values Diversity

    Clinton Aigbavboa, University of Johannesburg
    Ahmed C. Bawa, Universities South Africa
    Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich
    Liviu Matei, Central European University
    Imelda Whelehan, The Australian National University

    Panel 3: Recruiting a Diverse Student Body

    Riadh Abdelfattah, University of Carthage
    Mee-Len Chye, The University of Hong Kong
    Alexander Hasgall, European University Association
    Helen Klaebe, Queensland University of Technology
    David G. Payne, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

    Panel 4: Creating Inclusive Programs

    Paolo Biscari, Politecnico di Milano
    Freddy Boey, National University of Singapore
    Andrew Kaniki, National Research Foundation
    Klaus Mühlhahn, Freie Universität Berlin
    Aidate Mussagy, Eduardo Mondlane University
    Christopher Sindt, Lewis University

    Panel 5: Supporting Retention & Completion of Underrepresented Students

    Luc De Nil, University of Toronto
    Nelson Ijumba, University of Rwanda
    Paula McClain, Duke University
    Sally Pratt,, University of Southern California

    Panel 6: Addressing Specific Demographics

    Philippe-Edwin Bélanger, University of Québec
    Carlos Gilberto Carlotti, University of São Paulo
    Linda Mtwisha, University of Johannesburg
    Martin Oosthuizen, Southern African Regional Universities Association
    Aoying Zhou, East China Normal University


    CGS contributions to the 2018 Summit were generously supported by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).




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