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World Higher Education Database

From 1st September 2014, Palgrave Macmillan will no longer host the World Higher Education Database Online (WHED Online)
The International Association of Universities (IAU) has now launched their new version of the database, the WHED Portal at

Some of the key features of the new service include:

•free online access to information on over 18,000 higher education institutions worldwide, as well as the main features of the educational systems and credentials of 184 countries

•basic search options by institution, country, officer or field of study

•advanced search and printing options with login and password (IAU Members and International Handbook of Universities customers)

If you would like further information regarding the new WHED Portal or if you have other queries, please send an e-mail to the IAU Information Centre at

Palgrave Macmillan continues to publish International Handbook of Universities (IHU). The next edition will be published on 4th September 2015 in the UK and rest of world and on 18th September 2015 in the Americas. Purchase of the IHU includes single-user online advanced access to the WHED Portal for 12 months from the date of publication (not from first date of access code activation).

To purchase, visit:

UK and ROW:

USA and Canada/Latin America:

If your current subscription to WHED Online runs beyond 31st August 2014, the Palgrave Macmillan credit control department should have already been in touch regarding a credit. If you have any questions regarding WHED Online, please contact Palgrave Macmillan Customer Services at:

USA/ Canada/ Latin America:
Asia Pacific:

Thank you,
The Palgrave Macmillan Team