Best Book Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered for this Higher Education SIG Award:
- Eligible books are published within a 12-month period prior to the annual July 1st HESIG Awards Nomination Deadline (e.g., from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 for the 2010 HESIG Awards Nomination Deadline).
- Eligible nominees must be a member of the CIES Higher Education SIG. However, CIES members who are not members of the SIG and non-CIES members will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Books must be submitted in English.
- Nominated books or edited volumes must focus on international and comparative issues of higher education.
- Books can be of a conceptual or empirical nature, from any research paradigm that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative higher education, and show originality and rigor.
Best Book Award Recipients
- 2010 Recipients: David P. Baker and Alexander W. Wiseman – The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education. (Springer, 2009).
- 2010 Recipients: Rajika Bhandari and Shepherd Laughlin – Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility (Institute of International Education, 2009).
- 2010 Recipients: Rosalind Latiner Raby and Edward Valeau – Community College Models: Globalization and Higher Education Reform (Springer, 2009).
- 2011 Recipients: David W. Chapman, William K. Cummings, and Gerard A. Postiglione – Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education (Springer and Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, 2010).
- 2011 Recipient: Cynthia Miller-Idriss – Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism and Belonging in Contemporary Germany (Duke University Press, 2009).
- 2011 Recipients: Laura M. Portnoi, Val D. Rust, and Sylvia S. Bagley – Higher Education, Policy, and the Global Competition Phenomenon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
- 2012 Recipients: William Locke, William K. Cummings, and Donald Fisher – Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives of the Academy (Springer, 2011).
- 2012 2nd Place Recipients: Ruth Hayhoe, Jun Li, Jing Lin, and Qiang Zha – Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education (Springer and Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, 2011).
- 2013 Recipients: Michaela Martin and Mark Bray – Tertiary Education in Small States: Planning in the Context of Globalization (UNESCO, 2011).
- 2014 Recipient: Ronald Barnett – The Future University: Ideas and Possibilities (Routledge, 2012).
- 2014 Recipient: Stephen Kosack – The Education of Nations: How the Political Organization of the Poor, Not Democracy, Led Governments to Invest in Mass Education. (Oxford University Press, 2013).
- 2015 Recipients: Jung Cheol Shin, Akira Arimoto, William K. Cummings, and Ulrich Teichler, editors. – Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education: Systems, Activities, and Rewards. (Springer, 2014).
- 2016 Recipient: Bernhard Streitwieser, editor. – Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility. (Symposium Books, 2014).