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CHEPS – the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies – is a research institute at the University of Twente. We offer research, training and consultancies on various aspects of higher education policy, particularly from an international comparative perspective.

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CHEPS Seminar Series

From summer 2015 onwards CHEPS will offer the “CHEPS Seminar Series”. Researchers from CHEPS and experienced guest speakers will present their research on current issues in higher education policies. In summer 2015, the presentations are devoted to the theme “Governance, Policies and Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education”. In May and June 2015, three presentations investigating this theme from different angles will take place. Further information can be found here ... read more

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Second release of U-Multirank

CHEPS is one of the leading partners in U-Multirank, the multi-dimensional, user-driven international ranking of higher education institutions. On Monday 30 March the second release of U-Multirank went live ( The ranking now includes over 1200 universities from 83 countries at ... read more


Application for self-paying students is open!

The MARIHE programme opens its application process for self-paying students - deadline is 22 April 2015. ... read more

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12th Osnabrücker Conference on Higher Education

Hans Vossensteyn co-organises and presents on 26 February at the 12th Osnabrücker Conference on Higher Education: The fight for right to confer PhD degrees at German Universities of Applied Science. ... read more