Based on the first RISIS project from 2014-2018, RISIS goes on given the high interest on RISIS datasets and their integration. RISIS2 has started in 2019 and provides ongoing access to the existing RISIS datasets:

RISIS2 Project Website

The SMS platform and the data store remain accessible:

SMS Platform

This project is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement n°313082
European Union

RISIS-ETER now online

The RISIS-ETER facility is a set of databases providing a register of European Higher Education Institutions and containing basic statistical information on them, including descriptors, geographical information, students and graduates, personnel, finances, and research activities. These databases, created by merging data from national statistical authorities, are the only available comprehensive information on European higher education and thus are of fundamental value for analytical purposes.

The facility includes data for HEIs in the years 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 derived from three sources:

  • The ETER main database including data on the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. It is identical to the official ETER version available at the ETER website.
  • The EUMIDA database including data on the year 2008.
  • Additional data from other RISIS facilities including publication indicators from the Leiden ranking, EU-FP participation and coordination from EUPRO and patent data from IFRIS-PATSTAT (under preparation).

Coverage is very extensive as both databases include not only doctorate-awarding HEIs, but also second-tier HEIs in binary systems as well as a large number of specialized schools at the tertiary level. The estimated coverage of tertiary education at the bachelor, master and PhD is around 100%. Coverage currently includes all EU-28 countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Switzerland and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

This facility is now fully available for remote access in RISIS: users can register through the CorText authentication service and then access to the data through the website Data can be selected and downloaded in different formats for further analysis.