CIGE Collaboration


CIGE maintains active linkages with national and international associations and organizations involved in international and global higher education. 


National Associations

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) 

AIEA is a membership organization formed in November 1982, composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. CIGE and AIEA jointly administer the Internationalization Collaborative.

Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) 

CIHE defines its mission to be advancing knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world. CIGE and CIHE collaborate on the International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series.


EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators 

NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries.

State University of New York (SUNY) Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Center

SUNY’s COIL Center supports the development of collaborative online international courses. Together, CIGE and the COIL Center administered the Internationalization Through Technology Awards Program sponsored by Asahi Net International to recognize leaders in internationalization through technology and institutions that demonstrate outstanding potential for advancing internationalization through collaborative online international learning.


International Associations

The ASCUN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes greater access, equity, quality, and global engagement for Columbia's public and private higher education system. 

British Council – Going Global

Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council, offering an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community. 

Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

CONAHEC’s primary mission is to foster academic collaboration among institutions, organizations and agencies of higher education in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. CONAHEC also promotes linkages between North America and higher education entities around the world. ACE is an ex-officio member of CONAHEC's Board of Directors.

European Association for International Education (EAIE) 

The EAIE is the European center for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education.  It is a non-profit, member-led organization serving individuals actively involved in the internationalization of their institutions.

European University Association (EUA)

EUA is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. ACE and EUA collaborate to organize the Trans Atlantic Dialogues and the Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary Education

German Rectors' Conference (HRK) 

HRK is the association of public and government-recognised universities in Germany. With a membership of 268 higher education institutions,  the HRK functions as the voice of the universities in dialogue with politicians and the public and as the central forum for opinion-forming in the higher education sector.

International Association of Universities (IAU) 

IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. 

International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) 

The IAUP is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions around the world. Membership is limited to those individuals who serve as presidents, rectors or vice-chancellors at regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Japan Association of National Universities (JANU)

JANU is the major coordinating body for Japan's national higher education institutions. JANU supports international educational exchange, student mobility and the internationalization of university education in Japan.  

National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES) 

ANUIES is a non-governmental organization which includes 152 public and private higher education institutions in Mexico. The association is involved in the development of programs, plans and national policies for higher education, as well as establishing agencies aimed at fostering the development of higher education in the country.

SIU is Norway’s official agency for international programmes and measures related to education. It is commissioned by several national and international public organisations to administer programmes at all levels of education. In addition to programme administration, SIU is responsible for promoting Norway as a cooperation and study destination, as well as providing information and advisory services within the field of internationalisation in education.


Universia is the leading university network for Ibero-America and it has been sponsored by Banco Santander since its founding. It brings together 1,407 universities representing 19.9 million university professors and students.

Universities Canada (UC)

Universties Canada is a membership organization that represents 97 public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges and provides university presidents with a unified voice and a forum for collective action. ACE and UC collaborate to organize the Trans Atlantic Dialogues and the Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary Education

Universities Australia is he peak body representing Australian universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally. ACE and Universities Australia collaborate to organize the Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary Education

Universities UK

Universities UK is an advocacy organization for universities in the United Kingdom. ACE and Universities UK collaborate to organize ACE's Global Connections Networking Intensive and the Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary Education