Benchmarking (BencHEIT)

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.

Upcoming events

  • Annual workshop, Thursday 8th December in Trondheim, Norway


Following the successful EUNIS 2016 pre-Congress BencHEIT event we have the pleasure to invite you to the Annual Workshop on Higher Education IT Benchmarking, organised by the EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force!

Are you participating in any benchmarking project in your country or institution? Do you know any interesting initiative you would like to talk about during the event? We would appreciate to hear your thoughts and discuss how we can collaborate together to integrate different projects and work at the European level!

If you are interested in the initiative and need more information about it, or if you want to share ideas on topics you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to:

The registration is now open, please register here by 25.11.2016!

Get involved

If you are interested in participating, please write an email to

We continuously arrange webinars on how to participate in the survey and how to use the tools.

You can find the survey itself and other useful information in eduuni_signin_www


  • The survey BM2015 was launched January 22 2016, watch the webinar here
  • The final analysis is now ready
  • New round starting in the beginning of 2017