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    Global Summit Archive

    Global Summit 2015

    Implications of "Big Data" for Graduate Education

    September 27-29, 2015


    The 2015 Summit addressed the topic of "big data" and how graduate institutions can anticipate issues surrounding research involving "big data."


    Global Summit 2014

    Interdisciplinary Learning in Graduate Education and Research

    September 7-10, 2014

    Newfoundland, Canada

    The 2014 Summit explored opportunities and barriers to interdisciplinary education and research, which are key to solving global research problems.


    Global Summit 2013

    Graduate Education and the Promises of Technology

    September 30-October 2, 2013

    Budapest, Hungary

    The 2013 Summit explored how the development of new technologies for teaching, research, and communication are shaping graduate education.


    Global Summit 2012

    From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation: Graduate Education for Global Career Pathways

    September 4-6, 2012

    Bavaria, Germany

    The 2012 Summit examined the "brain circulation" model for global talent mobility and the impacts to institutions and national economies.


    Global Summit 2011

    Career Outcomes for Graduate Students: Tracking and Building Pathways

    September 26-28, 2011

    Hong Kong

    The 2011 Summit explored national, regional, and institutional efforts to support the career development of graduate students. 


    Global Summit 2010

    Measuring Quality in (Post)Graduate Education and Research Training

    September 13-15, 2010

    Brisbane, Australia

    The 2010 Summit addressed specific types of quantitative and qualitative measurement designed to improve the quality and assess the outcomes of (post)-graduate education and research.


    Global Summit 2009

    Graduate International Collaborations: How to Build and Sustain Them

    December 5-6, 2009

    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.


    Global Summit 2008

    Scholarly Integrity and Research Ethics in an International Context

    August 31-September 2, 2008

    Florence, Italy

    In this first global follow-up to the 2007 Global Summit, CGS convened thirty-five leaders representing graduate education around the world to share national and comparative perspectives on research ethics in a global context and identified possible areas for future collaboration.


    Global Summit 2007

    Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education

    August 30-September 1, 2007

    Banff, Alberta, Canada

    The Council of Graduate Schools, in partnership with the Province of Alberta, co-hosted the first-ever Global Summit on Graduate Education, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The 27 participants reached consensus on a set of principles to guide and strengthen international collaboration and advance graduate education globally through the sharing of best practices.





    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.