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World Higher Education Database (WHED)

The World Higher Education Database WHED is the International Association of Universities’ (IAU) unique online reference portal that provides comprehensive and detailed information on Higher Education Systems, Credentials and Institutions around the world. It provides authoritative information on higher education worldwide. In partnership with UNESCO, the IAU secretariat receives and updates information in the WHED on an ongoing basis focusing each year on one specific region.

IAU Global Portal on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD)

The IAU Global Portal on HESD is a collaborative platform gathering sustainable development initiatives undertaken by higher education institutions around the world. Its objective is to allow IAU members to share their successes and inspire the whole higher education community.

International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)

HEDBIB is a bibliographical database referencing publications related to higher education systems, administration, planning, policy, and evaluation. It was been maintained by the IAU between 1988 and 2021. HEDBIB contains bibliographic references to all publications held in the specialised collection of the IAU-UNESCO Information Centre as well as new higher education publications and documents identified by the IAU Information Centre monitoring team. It is not developed further as of 1 January 2022.

Portal on innovative approaches to doctoral education in Africa (IDEA)

The IDEA - PhD Portal offers institutional and organisational profiles and announces calls and offers of interest to IAU Members in particular. The portal is developed in partnership with IAU Members and in particular with the partner Universities in Africa.

To get involved in the various portals mentioned above please go to the respective portals and /or contact us.

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