International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders


Developed by ACE in partnership with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, the International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series is designed to help inform strategic decisions about international programming and initiatives. Aimed at senior university executives who need a quick but incisive perspective on international issues and trends, the Briefs offer analysis and commentary on key countries and topics of importance to higher education worldwide. 

Each edition of International Briefs consists of:

  • A printed brief providing an overview of current issues in international higher education and featuring 10-12 articles written by leading scholars, policymakers and practitioners.
  • An interactive webinar featuring authors from the brief. 
Current Edition

Women’s Representation in Higher Education Leadership around the World (2021)

The 9th Brief in this series considers the status of women higher education leaders through a comparative lens, contrasting the specific barriers and opportunities facing aspiring women leaders in a number of different geographic contexts and elevating the lessons that might be drawn from such an analysis when seeking to rectify gender imbalances within national systems and individual institutions.

Download the printable brief (PDF)
Past Editions

 Internationalization Toolkit

Looking to jumpstart internationalization? No need to reinvent the wheel. Explore ACE's repository of resources for colleges and universities.

Visit the Toolkit

 Model for Comprehensive Internationalization

ACE's mode​l is a strategic, coordinated process that aligns and integrates policies, programs, and initiatives to position institutions as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

Explore the Model

 Internationalization in Action

Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in ACE programs and other higher education experts engaged in internationalization. Each installment includes examples, sample documents, and advice from a variety of institutions. ​

Explore the Series