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