International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building


IIHEd works as a policy institute and think-tank that engages with research on the trends and issues in the higher education landscape in India and the world. It aims to contribute effectively to the discourse on higher education policy and its various manifestations.

The five pillars on which IIHEd rests its objectives are: 


IIHEd focusses on developing key projects undertaken through rigorous research leading to national and international publications. These publications include reports on contemporary issues in the higher education sector, articles published in academic journals, books, chapters in edited books and articles in newspapers and magazines.


IIHEd offers diverse training programmes for academic administrators, senior management, faculty members, and other individuals and institutions engaged with educational administration and education policymaking in their respective organisations around the globe. IIHEd conducts customised faculty development programmes and workshops for colleges and universities.

Policy Advisory

IIHEd actively engages in producing policy papers, policy briefs and relevant documents for use and consultation by parliamentarians, government departments, higher education regulatory bodies, international organisations, higher education institutions, policymakers in India and abroad and other stakeholders.


IIHEd promotes the cause of higher education and diverse possibilities in various disciplines. This is achieved through talks, speeches and addresses which are delivered to students of varying levels across the country in schools and colleges of India, and abroad. Such an effort will elevate the consciousness of young minds and cultivate them into imagining a new future.


IIHEd proposes to offer specific forms of consultancies to various institutions in India and abroad, public and private organisations, governments and international organisations for capacity building initiatives and advisory services in the education sector.