The International Association of Universities (IAU) is pleased to welcome you to the WHED Portal. 

The WHED Portal is the unique online reference tool that provides up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive information on global higher education systems, credentials and higher education institutions:

    • data on higher education systems and credentials in 196 countries and territories using information made available by the national competent bodies, inclunding the ENIC-NARIC Network;

    • information on more than 18,400 higher education institutions offering at least a 4-year degree or a 4-year professional diploma and which are recognized by their national competent bodies.

The IAU/UNESCO information Centre updates the database in collaboration with UNESCO on an ongoing basis focusing each year on one specific region or geographical area. It alsoprovides monthly updates on IAU Members, ad hoc updates received from institutions, and regular updates on national higher education systems and bodies. In 2019, the main focus is on Europe in collaboration with the ENIC-NARIC Network. This is an ongoing task.