Legal Notice

Nature and Scope of this Notice

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the web application (the “Service”) on behalf of the EHESO consortium. Your data are exclusively processed based on legal regulations (GDPR, TCA 2003). The purpose of this data protection information is to inform you of the most important aspects of data processing within the context of our website.  It does not cover how data is processed by higher education institutions (HEI) and National Statistical Authorities (NSAs) operating under national and regional legislation.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

This offer uses a self-hosted Matomo instance, an open-source web analysis tool. The service uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer in order to analyze your website usage. You can prevent this by configuring your browser not to save cookies.

All information collected are processed on a server on a computing center owned by JOANNEUM RESEARCH. The computing center is located in Graz, Austria. The IP addresses are only processed in an abbreviated form in order to exclude direct personal referencing.

The web server of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is located in the Computing Centre of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria.

Liability Notice

All the information on our website has been thoroughly checked. We make every effort to extend and update this information on a regular basis. However, no guarantee can be assumed for the completeness, correctness and up-to-dateness of the information given. Our website contains links to external websites. These links are purely informational in nature. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services


This website has been developed by the former ETER consortium, under a contract with the European Commission and is maintained by the EHESO consortium, to enhance public access to information about higher education in Europe. The website and the information are the property of the European Union. The European Commission’s goal is to keep this information accurate and up to date. If errors are brought to its attention, the Commission will endeavor to correct them. However, the Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site. The data available on this platform are publicly available and, accordingly, can be used to analyze European higher education and for descriptive and policy purposes. This includes both the data and accompanying information like flags and metadata. The ETER consortium, on behalf of the European Commission, has acquired permission from National Statistical Authorities to disseminate these data.

Use is permitted on the following conditions:

Reference to the EHESO project has to be made as follows: “Data source: EHESO project. Download date XXX”.

In scientific publications and reports, the following acknowledgement should be included: “Data have been provided by the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER), funded by the European Commission under the contracts EAC-2013-0308, EAC-2015-0280, 934533-2017 A08-CH, EAC-2021-0170 and SI2.905534 – EACEA/2023/OP/0004.

The user is invited to provide to the EHESO consortium a copy of reports and scientific publications issued from these data.

When reuse involves modifications to the data, this must be stated clearly to the end user.

While users can download the entire dataset or parts of it for analytical purposes, they are not allowed to make available the dataset (or parts of it) on an on-line support.

The European Commission, the EHESO consortium or the original data providers assume no liability for any interpretation of the data provided, nor for uses, which do not take into account any or all of the underlying methodological issues.

All statistical data, metadata, the content of web pages or other dissemination tools, official publications and other documents published on this website can be reused without any payment or written license provided that the source is indicated as ETER and when reusing involves modifications to the data or text, this must be stated clearly to the end-user of the information.