Project Team: Sylvia Mandl, Martin Unger, Cordelia Menz, Nora Haag, Philipp Droll
Duration: 2021-2024
Funding: With the support of all participating countries. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and international partners.

The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education. It focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, but it also investigates temporary international mobility. Additionally, data on discrimination experiences, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, digitalisation and mental health is collected in round 8 of Eurostudent.

The project strives to provide reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons. It does this through coupling a central coordination approach with a strong network of national partners in each participating country. In this way, an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the respective national frameworks in international comparison can be made.

The main users of the EUROSTUDENT findings are higher education policy-makers at national and European level, researchers in this field, managers of higher education institutions and - of course - students all over Europe. HER is a leading member of the EUROSTUDENT consortium and is responsible for the preparation of national surveys and field phases as well as data quality together with local research partners from all countries. HER developed the Eurostudent database.

In the course of the EUROSTUDENT 8 final conference, the project report was published: Synopsis of Indicators

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