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Focus and Scope

International Higher Education (IHE) publishes insightful, informed, and high-quality commentary and analysis on trends and issues of importance to higher education systems, institutions, and stakeholders around the world.

IHE covers an extensive array of topics and is interested in all geographic regions. Our aim is to expose readers to a broad range of issues and concerns facing contemporary higher education, and to provide timely, accurate, and insightful analyses of key higher education developments across a diverse global context.

Author Guidelines


Peer Review Process

All articles submitted for consideration to International Higher Education are subject to review by the editorial team. Articles are evaluated on the basis of their timeliness, originality, quality of analysis, and clarity of expression.


Publication Frequency

International Higher Education is a quarterly publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag
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International Higher Education is sponsored by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education.

The Center for International Higher Education has a close partnership with University World News (UWN), the global online publication that provides its readers with a free newspaper on higher education. UWN links its readers to International Higher Education (IHE).


Sources of Support

At its inception, the publication and free dissemination of IHE was made possible thanks to generous support from the Ford Foundation and more recently has received support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. IHE has also been indebted to the Boston College University Libraries for their administrative and technical assistance. The leadership of Boston College, as well as the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, has provided since the inception of the Center for International Higher Education crucial support and continues to do so.


Journal History

International Higher Education (IHE) was launched by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education in Spring 1995. Since that time, it has consistently produced four issues per year, under the guidance of its founding editor, Dr. Philip G. Altbach. The current editorial team consists of Philip G. Altbach, Hans de Wit, Rebecca Schendel, Gerardo Blanco and Chris Glass.


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