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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).


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February 2017 edition of New in HEDBIB

The February 2017 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; researcg and doctoral education; information and communication technologies; internationalisation; higher education and social responsibility; 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 publications.

Access to full text articles available to IAU Members using HEDBIB Member login.

Spotlight on ...

A new series to discover selected books and publications from the IAU archives and library

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.  

Light Guide to using HEDBIB

Use this HEDBIB light guide to find tips for searching the HEDBIB database.

More detailed instructions can be found in the "Guide" button below the search from.

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.


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