(2 July 2014, Brussels) The new European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) publishes its first results today, providing easy access to information on universities in 36 countries, including all EU Member States. For the first time at European level, ETER will provide a one-stop-shop for detailed and comparable data on 2,250 institutions hosting more than 16 million students. The data includes university size, number of students and staff, subjects and degree levels covered, as well as information about research and international activities. ETER was set up with €500,000 in EU funding from the former Lifelong Learning programme (now Erasmus+).
In addition to the 28 Member States covered, ETER provides information on universities in EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and EU candidate countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey).
The Register includes statistical data on institutions with more than 200 tertiary-level students. The institutions represent 85% of all the higher education students in the countries concerned. Of the countries covered, 29 delivered a full set of data. Belgium (French speaking community), Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey provided a basic listing of their higher education institutions.
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