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

Attainment and Inclusion in Higher Education: International Perspectives (2019)

Stemming from the work of ACE’s Global Attainment & Inclusion Network (GAIN), this brief explores the intersections of educational attainment and equity in educational outcomes from a variety of different national perspectives, with a particular focus on historically marginalized student populations. The brief features country-specific articles authored by higher education scholars, thought leaders, and GAIN community members, that examine current trends, policy initiatives, and programmatic efforts related to tertiary degree attainment, equity, and inclusion in their respective national contexts.

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