The purposes of the Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) shall be:
- To provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research in order to advance research and theory on higher education from comparative and international perspectives. To provide a formal structure within ASHE for scholars with interests in international higher education can promote theory and research to explore contrasting cultural and international perspectives in the study of higher education.
- To provide a focal point and network for students entering the field of international higher education research.
- To provide a communication linkage among higher education researchers for the identification of research priorities, the exchange of ideas and methods and the facilitation of cooperative research and evaluation