New website launched for the European Tertiary Education Register

eterETER (European Tertiary Education Register) has launched a new website. ETER was first launched s a result of a European Commission funded project EUMIDA (2009-2011). View a presentation of ETER here.

Currently, the database includes 2785 higher education institutions in 36 countries. Of these, there is data for 2465 institutions. The data currently includes information from 2011, 2012 and 2013. Data for 2014 is expected to be ready by early 2017.

The new website features more advanced data searching and analysis tools, as well as options for downloading data.

View the website here


News: new edition of ETER launched

eterThe latest edition of ETER was launched earlier this month. ETER stands for the European Tertiary Education Register, and it is a EU-funded project. The main function of the register is to assure comparable data on higher education institutions in Europe. Thematically, the indicators are grouped as institutional descriptors, geographical descriptors, educational activities, research activities, expenditures, staff and various characterization indicators. Some of the available indicators include amongst else an overview of numbers of students, staff, graduates, international doctorates, income and expenditure, legal status, etc.

The project has been two-fold – to identify the relevant indicators where data could be collected, and to collect this data to make them widely and publicly available. So if you are planning to compare higher education institutions in Europe, ETER data might be a useful starting point.

The new dataset includes data from 2012 and the whole list of indicators can be viewed here. In total, the combined 2011/2012 dataset now includes 2293 HEIs in 31 countries in Europe.

View here some of the analysis that has been done on ETER data.

If you wish to use the dataset, it is possible to access it on ETER website.

News: European Tertiary Education Register database published

eterYesterday, 2nd of July,  it was announced that the new European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) database is now published and accessible for users. The database represents a “new transparency approach to higher education“, according to the press release by the European Commission.

In the press release, Androulla Vassiliiou, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth commented on the potential of new register: “It will increase transparency in higher education and help develop a wider range of analysis and information, improve links between education and research, and support the diversity of higher education in Europe.“.

The ETER database provides detailed information on 2250 higher education institutions in Europe, including such information as:

  • Institutional descriptions, e.g. the name of the institution and founding year.
  • Geographical description such as region, city of the main seat and postcode.
  • Numbers of students and graduates at diploma, bachelor, master, doctoral level, gender, fields of education, nationality and mobility.
  • HEI expenditure and revenue.
  • Number of academic and non-academic staff, number of professors.
  • Research activities (PhD students, R&D expenditure)