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    Research on Global Issues

    CGS conducts research on a variety of international issues in graduate education. Please visit the pages below for more information on our research projects and related initiatives.


    International Graduate Admissions Survey

    CGS conducts research on trends in international student graduate applications, admissions, and enrollment and on global trends affecting North American universities. Click here for access to CGS reports and findings since 2007.


    Modeling Effective Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations

    The Council of Graduate Schools is conducting a new, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on research ethics in international collaborations. The project brings together two areas of CGS best practice research, scholarly and research integrity and graduate international collaborations, to better prepare graduate students to navigate the complex issues that arise in the context of international research. For more information please visit the project webpage.


    Graduate International Collaborations Project

    CGS was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study international collaborations in graduate education, including joint- and dual-degrees and student and faculty exchange programs. Findings from the project have provided institutional leaders and faculty with strategies for successful creation and participation in  international collaborative opportunities, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Please visit the project webpage for more information on research data, project-related presentations, resources, and other useful information about graduate international collaborations.


    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.