QAAHigher Education Empirical Research Database - Informing policy and practice
The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education.
It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education.
The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.
What is HEER?
The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education. It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education. The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.
As a registered user you gain access to the full summaries and subscription options to receive email notifications as soon as new research is added to the database.
What research is included?

Relevant published research is identified through regular scanning of:
    higher education journals
    official reports from UK and international policy bodies
    statistical sources (for example the Higher Education Statistics Agency and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
    websites of relevant higher education organisations.
Themes

The themes currently covered by the database are:
    Access and widening participation
    Curriculum (including learning, teaching and assessment)
    Economic and social context of higher education
    Generic Themes
    Graduate labour market
    Institutional management, staffing and finance
    Quality assurance and enhancement
    Research
    Student experience
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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) manages HEER.
QAA's mission is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education. We offer advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other higher education providers offer the best possible student experience.
Find out more on the QAA website.
Our management of HEER

HEER was developed by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) of The Open University and has established itself as a well-respected information resource for the higher education community.
It has been owned and managed by QAA since September 2011.