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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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Release U-Multirank's 2017 Edition: March 30th.

CHEPS is one of the leading partners in U-Multirank, the multi-dimensional, user-driven international ranking of higher education institutions. The release date for the U-Multirank 2017 edition will be on Thursday, March 30th. The results will be published online (, at 10:30 CET. ... read more

CHEPS participate in study on career impacts of ERC Funding

Together with ICF international, Elsevier and Vitae UK the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) will conduct an evaluation measuring the career impacts of ERC funding. ... read more


Just published: The Impact and Future of Arts and Humanities Research by Paul Benneworth, Magnus Gulbrandsen and Ellen Hazelkorn

Drawing on original international research by a cross-European social science team, this book makes an important contribution to the discussion about the future of arts and humanities research. It explores ... read more

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Don Westerheijden has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague

The ISS, founded in 1952, is a graduate institute of policy-oriented critical social science, aiming to make a contribution to achieving social justice and equity on a global level. ... read more