ETER (European Tertiary Education Register) is a project promoted by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Research and Innovation and EUROSTAT. The purpose is to build a complete register of higher education institutions in Europe, providing data on the number of students, graduates, international doctorates, staff, fields of education, income and expenditure as well as descriptive information on their characteristics. You can download some examples of analyses which can be done from ETER here and a guidance on how to use the data here.
The Register builds on the results and experience of the EUMIDA (EUropean MIcroDAta collection) study and has the following goals:
Develop a more complete set of indicators and characterize HEIs according to their main activities.
Extend the coverage of the EUMIDA dataset to cover all European HEIs (with the exception of some small institutions).
Collect data for 2011 and 2012, validate it and make it publicly available.
Produce a methodological Handbook, as the basis for a regular data collection on European HEIs.
This website provides access to data collected for the year 2011 (respectively the academic year 2011/2012) updated as of May 2014. It will be further updated and integrated with data for the year 2012 by summer 2015. [+]