• The European Higher Education Sector Observatory
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Launching EHESO

The activities to establish the European Higher Education Sector Observatory (EHESO) have kicked off. The EHESO  will serve as a centralised platform integrating diverse EU data and transparency tools, notably U-Multirank and ETER, tooffer comprehensive insights into European higher education sector.


Why participate in the data collection?

A number of indicators and data of EHESO are taken from an institutional survey among
institutions and from a student survey adding the student perspective. The Observatory and its tools offer a number of benefits for institutions.


New ETER Data

The European Tertiary Education Register data for the year 2021 are available online. With this release, ETER now provides longitudinal data for the period 2011-2021 allowing examining changes over time in European higher education.



Updated ETER Country Reports

ETER Country Reports describe the structure of the respective national higher education system. 33 reports have been updated with data for the period 2011-2020 and a new section on academic personnel.

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How to use ETER to identify similar institutions

ETER now provides a simple tool to identify a group of similar HEIs based on a few basic indicators. The classification indicators can be selected in the variables tab in the ETER database under the tab indicators.                                                   



A data descriptor paper on the European Tertiary Education Register, the reference dataset on European Higher Education Institutions, has been published.

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