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Penn AHEAD advances critical conversations about the roles and purposes of higher education through its engagement with public policymakers, college and university administrators, and researchers. Through presentations, seminars, and other events at Penn and around the world, we seek to promote ongoing public dialogue about critical issues facing higher education, and identify and disseminate information about innovative and productive solutions to these issues.

Featured Events

AHEAD @ Penn
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 12:00am to Friday, June 17, 2022 - 12:00am
University of Pennsylvania

This research conference, to be held  June 16-17, 2022 on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus will serve as a national convening of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on performance funding and explicitly seeks to bridge these gaps in policy, research, and practice as a theoretically-grounded forum for dialogue and exploration. 

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Stiteler Hall, 1st Floor, Room B32

Please join us for a special seminar with Rajashri Chakrabarti, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she will present her research on the effects of state funding for higher education on long-term student outcomes. 

AHEAD @ Penn
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
St. Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street, Conference Room 102

If you are interested in higher education policy and/or international higher education, please join us for this talk by Tobias Schultze-Cleven. The entire AHEAD team will be present, so we are looking for a great conversation!