The form below allows direct acces to HEDBIB to all. A Member login is only required to additionally access abstracts and to e-mail search results. HEDBIB is a database on higher education systems, administration, planning, policy, and evaluation. It has been maintained by the IAU since 1988 with contributions from UNESCO Headquarters; the European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES); UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP); UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America (IESALC); the American Council on Education (ACE). In 2012, the following IAU Member organisations have become contributing partners to HEDBIB :
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Associació Catalana d'Universitats Públiques (ACUP), Higher Education South Africa (HESA), Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), Union de Universidades de América Latina (UDUAL).
The first edition of the Universities of the World was published in 1950 in conjunction with the founding conference of the IAU which took place in Nice, France. 620 universities are listed in 73 countries and for each university figures are provided for the number of students enrolled.
64 years later, the world of higher education has changed enormously. Reflecting these changes, the 2014 edition of the International Handbook of Universities (first published in 1959 and now in its 26th edition) contains information on some 18,000 institutions in 180 countries.
September 2014 saw the launch of the latest IAU reference tool on higher education, the IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal www.whed.net. The Portal provides up-to-date information on higher education systems, institutions and credentials in an ever-evolving world of higher education.
Access to full text articles available to IAU Members using HEDBIB Member login.
The latest edition of Higher Education Policy features a selection of articles on a wide range of issues such as student assessment in Portugal, job satisfaction and gender, and policy change in East Europe:
June 2014 edition of New in HEDBIB
The June 2014 edition of New in HEDBIB has been published. New in Hedbib is a resource containing full references of newly entered publications into HEDBIB.
Published five times a year, New in HEDBIB is divided into the six main IAU priority themes: Equitable access and success in higher education; doctoral education; internationalisation; higher education and Education for All; intercultural dialogue; and sustainable development plus Other themes. IAU priority themes are sub-divided by region.
Each issue is supplemented by the IAU montly selection 'We Recommend', which provides a close-up of one or more publication
Selective Bibliography on Higher Education in the countries of the Amazon
This Bibliography provides a selection of references of monographs, documents, reports and periodical articles on higher education in the nine countries which are part of the Amazon: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Equator, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. It covers the last five years, from 2009 to date. It was produced within the context of the IAU International Conference on Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development which took place on 19 - 21 March 2014.