Benchmarking (BencHEIT)

What is BencHEIT?

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.

Schedule for round 2015

  • The survey was launched January 22 2016, watch the webinar here
  • Deadline for the survey is April 19 2016 NEW DEADLINE 2nd MAY!
  • deadline for corrections May 23
  • Preliminary analysis will be ready in May
  • Final analysis in late May

Get involved

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

We will 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

Upcoming events

  • Pre-congress workshop in Thessaloniki 7 June 2016!


– Introduction for newcomers

– Transnational benchmarking; finding common indicators

– How are CIOs using the numbers, improving the data gathering towards more accurate results

– Most important indicators for CIOs

– possibility for newcomers to continue discussions with us after the actual workshop!

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