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    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.


    The project was designed to generate a clearer understanding of the policies and practices that foster, or inhibit, successful international collaborations in graduate education. The two-year grant, for $200,000, enabled CGS to conduct survey and focus group research, hold workshops and meetings, develop a dedicated webpage, and produce a white paper and formal publication on the topic. 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.


    Graduate International Collaborations ProjectThe Graduate International Collaborations Project resulted in a publication, Joint Degrees, Dual Degrees, and International Research Collaborations: A Report on the CGS Graduate International Collaborations Project, which identifies promising solutions to the challenges of creating and sustaining international collaborations, case studies, and an MOU checklist.


    For other publications on international issues in graduate education, please visit the International Publications webpage.


    Below you will find:


    • CGS Presentations on the Project
    • Related websites and newsletters
    • Funding opportunities


    CGS Presentations



    Websites and Newsletters



    Funding Opportunities



    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0841399. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


    Do you have a specific question about developing or sustaining joint degrees, dual degrees, or graduate international collaborations? Post a question to other CGS deans on the CGS Dean's Discussion Board. (Member login required)




    Julia Kent


    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.