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    Global Summit 2009
    December 5, 2009
    Graduate International Collaborations: How to Build and Sustain Them


    San Francisco, California


    The 2009 summit addressed a topic with far-reaching implications for graduate students, faculty, and institutions: the challenges and opportunities surrounding international collaborations at the graduate level.


    Titled “Graduate International Collaborations: How to Build and Sustain Them,” the summit responded to the call of many universities for experience-based practical guidance for overseeing a wide range of collaboration structures, including joint and dual degree programs and both formal and informal research exchanges involving graduate students and faculty. The 32 delegates for the 2009 summit included members of the CGS Board and leaders and representatives from counterpart associations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, South Korea, the Middle East, and the UK. Session topics focused on questions of both value and practice, giving special attention to the ways in which the potential benefits of collaboration can be reinforced by graduate leadership.


    Subsequent sessions covered the challenges and opportunities linked to different collaboration structures, the effects of collaboration on the global research enterprise, and developing structures of international support, including best practice initiatives. 


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    The 2009 Summit was supported by a generous gift from ProQuest.


    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.