Benchmarking (BencHEIT)

What are we doing?

BencHEIT is a survey on IT costs and volumes of higher education institutes. It’s participation is  voluntary and free of charge. It is invented, developed and managed by CIOs (within EUNIS community)

Why are we doing this?

The BM-survey will assist You to understand the institute’s IT cost structure in three dimensions:

  1. By organizational group: centralized IT, other centralized units (e.g. library, finance) and substance units like faculties and research centers.
  2. By services: e.g. networking, teaching, audio visual
  3. By accounts


You can also compare your organization against your peers. In the BM-analysis, you can pick up four of your fellow organizations and put them in comparison by all indicators.

Starting from BM2016 we have introduced the longitudinal analysis for those organizations, which have at least three participation round during last five years. They will get a timeline chart of their performance. Here are a few samples of the data.


The new survey starts with a workshop usually at the beginning of December. For the next round, BM2017, the workshop will be in Lisbon, Portugal on December 13th 2017.

In the beginning of the next year, there is a launch session in the form of a video meeting. The data gathering then goes on until the end of April. The checkout process, done by the BM-project group, is right after the deadline and after the changes and corrections the final BM-Analysis is ready by the end of May, and presented at the EUNIS congress in June.


The new round of BencHEIT has started.

Please see this page for futher information: BM2017

Registration for BM2017 is still open!

If your organisation is interested in participating in the next round of BencHEIT, please register by filling in the form below.

BM2017 starts with a workshop in Lisbon 13 December 2017. Data gathering starts in January 2018.


You can reach us at