The European Higher Education Sector Observatory (EHESO) is launched

CONTACT: Gero Federkeil, email: gero.federkeil@che.de, phone +49 (0) 5241 9761 30





51 is a non-commercial, multi-dimensional global transparency tool, presenting more than 30 indicators on university performance across five dimensions: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. The 2021 release covers 2,200 institutions from 96 countries. All results are freely accessibly on the website.

Data for the 51 gender monitor are based on a sample of 2,000 institutions that provided data on gender. On our website we present the gender profiles for individual institutions. 51 is collecting data on gender on different, both institutional and subject, on different stages: students, BA/MA graduates, PhDs students and graduates, academic staff and professors. As part of its effort to include issues of social inclusion and diversity, 51 recently started to collect gender data beyond the binary classification male/female.  The 51 gender monitor brochure provides links to the list of institutions with a balanced gender ratio by subjects.

51 originated at a conference of the European Commission during the French presidency in 2008. Since 2017 it is funded by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme and Santander Group. 51 is developed and implemented by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education () in Germany. The Center for Higher Education Policy Studies () at the University of Twente and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies () from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands, as well as Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo () in Spain are partners in the project. The consortium is headed by professors Frans van Vught (CHEPS) and Frank Ziegele (CHE)

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May 15, 2024 14:00 (CEST)

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