Nemzetközi Felsőoktatási Kutatások KözpontjaCenter for International Higher Education Studies

Welcome to the homepage of the Center for International Higher Education Studies!

The research center conducts basic and applied research in the field of the national and international higher education. The center provides a project organizational framework for participants which, taking advantage of the synergies of cooperation, offers opportunities to formulate and carry out new research directions, to participate at national and international research tenders and also to develop higher education-related courses and programmes in the long term. The members of the Center, besides fulfilling their departmental positions, carry out the projects using the resources provided by the projects.

Gergely Kováts , Executive Director CIHES

Current News

The 6th CEHEC Conference is postponed

Because of the COV-19 virus, the 6th CEHEC conference is postponed to a later date. All abstracts submitted will be considered for the postponed conference. 

(11 March 2020)

Call for papers for the 6th CEHEC Conference (2-3 April 2020, Budapest)

The Center of International Higher Education Studies (CIHES) at the Corvinus University of Budapest and the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education at Central European University (CEU) invite papers for the 6th Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference to be held on 12-13 April 2018 in Budapest. To further expand and support interaction and networking between higher education researchers in the region, the Austrian Higher Education Network (AHEN) has joined Corvinus and CEU in co-organizing the 2020 CEHEC conference as a strategic partner. 

We invite papers dedicated to the higher education sector in the CEE region, but relevant contributions from other regions are also welcome, including comparative studies. The deadline of abstract submission is 20th February 2020.

Further information, registration and abstract submission is available on the conference website.

(15 November 2019)

In search of excellence in higher education - a new book edited by CIHES

An edited book containing the written, revised and peer reviewed version of the presentations held at the 2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management is published. The book is available here for download.

(30 June 2019)


2nd Danube conference for Higher Education Management: keynote speeches are available

CIHES successfully organized the 2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management. More than 80 participants attended the conference. 7 keynote lectures and 40 paper prensentations were held. All keynote presentations were recorded and they are availablePresentation slides are also shared. A short film about the conference were also made which reflects the inspiring atmosphere of the event.


(7 January 2019)

Call for papers: 2nd Danube conference for Higher Education Management (22-23 November 2018)

With the generous support of the Péter Horváth Stiftung, the Center for International Higher Education Studies organizes the 2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management. The conference will take place from 22 to 23 November 2018 at the Corvinus Univerisity of Budapest.

Invited keynote speakers of the conference are Friedrich Faulhammer, President of the Danube Rectors' Conference, Carola Jungwirth, President of the University of Passau, Arnold van Zyl, President of the Dual College Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bartłomiej Banaszak, Deputy Director at the Department of ScienceDominik Antonowicz (Nicolas Copernicus University , Poland) and Toomas Haldma (Tartu University, Estonia).

Participation in the conference is free but requires registration at the conference website

Abstracts can be submitted by October 21, 2018, at the conference website. A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are available for authors with abstract of high quality. 

Further information, registration and abstract submission is available on the conference website.

(1 September 2018)


Conference proceedings of the 3rd CEHEC conference is published

The conference proceedings of the 3rd CEHEC Conference has been published! The volume consists of papers presented at the 3rd CEHEC conference held in April 2017. Higher education reforms if Finland, the Polish funding system, Hungarian teacher training, community higher education training centers, student identity and mobility, and many other topics are discussed. The proceedings volume can be downloaded here.

(6 September 2018)


’Hungarian Higher Education 2016 – Strategic progress report’ is avaliable (in English)

The strategic progress report for 2016 presents higher education on as many as forty pages, with lots of tables and graphs, and yet, it is still fragmentary. The authors (József Berács, András Derényi, Péter Kádár-Csoboth, Gergely Kováts, István Polónyi, József Temesi) of the study are all members of CUB-CIHES, but not all of them are full-time employees of the university. Since 2014, the research centre has been open to Hungarian and foreign higher education researchers as well. This gives even more variety to our study, which we recommend to all readers interested in higher education. The report can be downloaded from here.

(20 April 2017)

2nd CEHEC Proceedings have been published

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd CEHEC Conference Proceedings have been published with the cooperation of the Central European University. You can find the electronic version of the Proceedings under the following linkPlease also note that the Hungarian Educational Research Journal’s issue which was edited by the CEU and the CUB-CIHES has been published too. The publication contains numerous selected papers of the 2nd CEHEC conference.

(20 April 2017)

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