at the University of Massachusetts Boston

The Institute for International and Comparative Education (IICE) is dedicated to advancing research at UMass Boston in areas related to education in international settings as well as US-based educational issues with global dimensions. By bringing together a scholarly community of experts – including faculty members, visiting scholars, students and practitioners – the IICE aims to address global educational challenges, in particular those concerning social justice and equity.

The IICE supports a number of research and publishing initiatives, which are interdisciplinary in nature and emphasize both K-12 and higher education in a range of geographical settings, including Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The IICE sponsors a variety of activities, including a speaker series, workshops, and professional development.

Key Goals


The IICE works to