1. Basic search

    A. Map search

  • Choose a country on the map
  • Select Education systems and credentials to display information on the education system and the main credentials of the selected country (default search criterion), or HEIs to display the list of higher education institutions
  • Click on Go

   B. HEI Quick search

      1. Choose a country from the list. Then, three choices are possible.
      Choice 1

  • Enter HEI keyword(s) in Latin script
  • Click on Go

      Choice 2

Enter field of study(s) keyword(s) in English (interactive list of 20 disciplines only available on MyWhed)

  • Click on Go
      Choice 3
  • Enter a Global WHED ID. For information, this identifier is available at the top of each entry of higher education institution and on each data sheet.
  • Click on Go


       2. Choose "All countries"

  • Select “Only IAU members” to find IAU Members institutions in all countries and territories listed in the WHED
  • Click on Go

       For information: 

  • The option "All institutions" is only available when selecting a specific country or entering a keyword.
  • Results are displayed by default in alphabetical order of IAU Members institutions. Results can also be sorted by institution or by country.

2. Advanced search - Available through MyWhed only

    A. How to search?

     Besides the basic search criteria listed earlier, in-depht search includes the following additional
     search features

    Systems & Credentials

  • Region
  • Country
  • Governing body name
  • Officer name
  • Name of credential
  • Level of credential
  • IAU Member


  • Region
  • Field of study (choose possible among 20 disciplines listed in this area)
  • Level of credential
  • Officer name
  • Funding type

B. How to print/export results?

   Print and export options are available through MyWHED only. The number of exports is limited to
   250 entries. Larger exports may be performed and there is a charge for this – please contact us at centre@iau-aiu.net for further details.

  • Select the results to print or export by ticking the box on the left. (Results of searches are kept in your 'basket'. To empty your basket, click on 'Reset selection'.)
  • Click on the print/export option which appears at the top of the list to open the print/export window.
  • By default all results will be printed/exported, but you may select specific results by ticking them.
  • Choose a formatAll (all data) or Address (street, city, telephone/telefax numbers, Website).
  • Clicking on the Print button will generate a pdf file to be printed.
  • Clicking on the Export button will generate a csv file (convertible format into Excel).

C. How to log in/log out to MyWHED?

   To log in, enter your Username and Password (sent to you by the IAU/UNESCO
   Information Centre in the Login area - on the top right blue corner of the site).

   If you have lost your Password, click on Forgotten password? and you will receive an e-mail.

   To log out, click on Logout in the Login area.

D. Who has access to MyWHED?

  All IAU Members in good standing benefit from a complimentary subscription to MyWHED.

  Need more information about IAU membership? 
  Please contact Ms Jessica Huang (membership@iau-aiu.net) or visit our website.


If you would like further information regarding the IAU WHED Portal or if you have other queries, please send an e-mail to the IAU/UNESCO Information Centre at centre@iau-aiu.net.
You can also write to:
IAU/UNESCO Information Centre on Higher Education
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Fax: +33 1 47 34 76 05
Website: https://www.iau-aiu.net