What is BencHEIT? (presentation PDF)
BencHEIT is a European level voluntary study on a non-commercial basis. Fairly similar studies exist elsewhere as well, most notably the Core Data Service study of Educause in USA. BencHEIT is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European higher education context. Started as a country-wide Finnish initiative supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, BencHEIT now aims to expand on a Pan-European level. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.