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 comprehensive and detailed information on Higher Education Systems, Degrees and Institutions around the world:

    • data on Higher Education Systems and Credentials in 186 countries using information made available by the national competent bodies in each country;

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

The IAU secretariat updates information in the WHED Portal on an ongoing basis focusing each year on one specific region or geographical areaIn 2017, the main focus was on the Africa region and in 2018, Asia and the Middle East will be updated. This is an ongoing task. Regular updates include data received from higher education authorities and IAU Members.