ETER is the only Europe-wide compilation of comparable data about individual higher education institutions, covering more than 2,200 universities and colleges in Europe.
It is a rich source of information on single institutions, as well as for analysis and strategic planning for whole countries or selections of universities.
It aims to help policymakers to manage their higher education systems, and to enable universities to compare themselves with others and identify opportunities for research collaboration or specialisation.
ETER provides detailed data on 2,293 higher education institutions hosting more than 17 million students. Covering 31 European countries, the data includes university size, number and gender of students and staff, subject areas and degree levels, as well as information about research, international students and staff, and funding.
Using information from national statistical authorities, ETER complements other data on university performance, such as U-Multirank, and system-level higher education statistics (UNESCO-UIS/OECD/Eurostat).
ETER is supported by the EU's Erasmus+ programme (500,000€ for 2013-2015; 500,000€ for 2015-2017).