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    Publications on Global Issues

    CGS publishes reports, best practice volumes, and flyers that specifically address international issues in graduate education and topics of global scope.


    Graduate Education for Global Career Pathways

    This proceedings volume of the Sixth Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education offers new strategies for communicating the value of global careers across campus and examples of programs designed to equip graduate students with “global” skills.




    2011 Global Summit Proceedings coverGlobal Perspectives on Career Outcomes for Graduate Students: Tracking and Building Pathways (2012)

    The proceedings of the 2011 Global Summit on Graduate Education presents strategies for tracking graduate student employment, exposing students to career pathways inside and outside academe, and supporting the development of professional and transferable skills.



    Global Perspectives on Measuring Quality (2011)

    The proceedings of the 2010 Strategic Leaders Global Summit  examines the benefits and challenges of assessing the quality of master's and doctoral programs in different global regions while highlighting international best practices in measuring quality.




    Graduate Study in the United States (2011)

    This flyer provides practical advice for international students considering applying to graduate school in the US. Includes basic information about academic and professional degree types, typical requirements, selecting a program, preparing for graduate study and applying, the admissions decision process, student visas, and funding options. Includes a graduate application checklist.



    Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations: A Report on the CGS International Collaborations Project (2010)

    This publication reviews what we currently know about graduate international collaborations, the gaps in our understanding, and what areas call for greater clarification. Includes case studies and a checklist for international MOU’s.



    Global Perspectives on Graduate International Collaborations (2010)

    The proceedings of the 2009 Strategic Leaders Global Summit features essays, summaries of the dynamic discussions that took place at the summit, and a set of international guidelines agreed upon by summit participants, "Principles and Practices for Developing Effective International Collaborations."



    Global Perspectives on Research Ethics and Scholarly Integrity (2009)

    The proceedings volume of the 2009 Strategic Leaders Global Summit identifies exciting opportunities for international collaboration around issues of research ethics.




    Global Perspectives on Graduate Education (2008)

    This publication features essays and discussions from the inaugural Strategic Leaders Global Summit in 2007. The book identifies shared concerns about the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment and approaches to addressing those challenges.




    Graduate Study in the United States: A Guide for Prospective International Graduate Students (2007

    This publication offers a clear and concise overview of the essential information all international students need in order to prepare for graduate study in the United States.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.