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December 30, 1899


CIGE addresses key topics in internationalization through large-scale data collection, targeted studies, and compilation of institutional resources and case examples. Click on the links below to access our research and resources.




Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses - 2017 Report Now Available

Conducted every five years, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses assesses the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. It is the only comprehensive source of data and analysis on internationalization in U.S. higher education.

Internationalization Toolkit

This on-line resource consists of examples of policies, programs, surveys, and other resources collected from participants in the Internationalization Laboratory program and other institutions. Resources are organized according to the six aspects of the CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization and are provided as models for other colleges and universities.

Internationalization in Action

The Internationalization in Action web series features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field. Topics rotate regularly, and each installment includes analysis, examples, sample documents, and advice from a variety of institutions.

CIGE Insights: A Series of Occasional Papers

CIGE Insights reports explore key issues and themes surrounding the internationalization and global engagement of higher education. Papers include data, analysis, expert commentary, case examples, and recommendations for policy and practice. 

International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders

Produced in partnership with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, the International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series is designed to inform strategic decisions about international programs and initiatives. Aimed at university leaders, the Briefs offer analysis and commentary on countries and topics of importance to higher education worldwide. 

Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement (2011)

This report is the result of the findings of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement, which assessed what ACE must do to support and enhance the global engagement of U.S. higher education institutions. The full breadth of the panel’s work, including principles for global engagement and recommendations for ACE, is described.

Previous publications

ACE has a long history of producing research and reports to inform internationalization strategy and practice.  Publications released prior to 2009 are available for download, or for purchase through the ACE on-line store.  

Other ACE News

  • December 15, 2017

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    Inside Higher Ed reports on a pair of new surveys suggesting that despite concerns about prices, most Americans (and many Republicans) believe a postsecondary education is essential. In other news, The Associated Press writes that Republican...

  • Technology

    December 15, 2017

    Grid with circles

    FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted Thursday to approve a proposal to repeal its net neutrality rules, which uphold the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. Today’s announcement followed a contentious...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    December 13, 2017

    Ones and Zeros

    ACE Paper Explores Use of Data Analytics to Spur Student, Institutional Success

    ​Colleges and universities have begun to embrace the need for data-informed decision making to help drive institutional innovation and improvement, but more progress is needed before the analytics revolution takes firm root in higher education.

  • Higher Education Act

    December 13, 2017

    Capitol Building

    House Committee Approves Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill

    The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act now goes to the full House for consideration.

  • Leading Internationalization

    December 13, 2017


    ACE’s 2018 Internationalization Collaborative: Leading in a World of Growing Complexity

    Senior international officers and other campus leaders can register now for the 2018 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative, the annual forum for sharing ideas for advancing internationalization. It will take place in Washington, DC, on Feb....


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