EUROSTUDENT

Social and economic conditions of student life in Europe

Start of the project: 01-Jan-1994

The EUROSTUDENT project is an international survey project that has been collecting data on the social and economic conditions of student life in Europe since 1994. The EUROSTUDENT dataset covers all important aspects of student life: access to higher education, students’ demographic and educational background, types and modes of study, time budget and employment, students’ income and expenditure, types of housing, and international mobility.

The project is characterised by a de-centralised network structure, with involvement by European researchers and policy-makers active in the field of higher education. National surveys carried out and financed by the participating countries provide the basis for the comparative analysis of the social and economic conditions of higher education students in the European Higher Education Area. Each participant country is responsible for conducting a national study according to the central EUROSTUDENT conventions. EUROSTUDENT provides a central core questionnaire as well as several handbooks detailing standards for data collection, calculation and delivery. The national surveys - in Germany the German Social Survey (Sozialerhebung) - then deliver data to the EUROSTUDENT aggregate database.

EUROSTUDENT participant countries can use the results to reflect on the social dimension of higher education, thus (re-)evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their own systems. EUROSTUDENT strives to inspire discussions, exchange and research on higher education policy.

The EUROSTUDENT project goals are:

  • To provide a broad, policy-relevant cross-country comparison of data on the social dimension of European higher education.
  • To assist in capacity-building in order to establish policy-relevant and robust national monitoring structures for the social dimension of higher education.
  • To support countries in their efforts to use the insights from the international comparison to review and improve the social dimension of higher education in their country.

The project is jointly conducted by an international consortium made up of seven organisations from different European countries, led by the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). An international Steering Board representing stakeholders, policy-makers and participant countries provides advice to the project and monitors its progress.

The project website provides up-to-date information on project activities.

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Publications

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe: Synopsis of Indicators. EUROSTUDENT V 2012–2015.

Hauschildt, K., Gwosć, C., Netz, N., & Mishra, S. (2015).
Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe: Synopsis of Indicators. EUROSTUDENT V 2012–2015. Bielefeld, Germany: W. Bertelsmann Verlag.

EUROSTUDENT (2012). Annual Report 2012.

Orr, D. (2013).
EUROSTUDENT (2012). Annual Report 2012. Hannover: HIS.

The European Higher Education Area in 2012: Bologna Process Implementation Report.

EACEA P9 Eurydice (Hrsg.) - HIS-Mitarbeiter(innen): Orr, D. (2012).
The European Higher Education Area in 2012: Bologna Process Implementation Report. Brüssel, Belgien: EACEA.

Soziale und wirtschaftliche Bedingungen des Studiums. Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich. Eurostudent IV 2008-2011.

Gwosć, C., Netz, N., Orr, D., Middendorff, E., & Isserstedt, W. (2011).
Soziale und wirtschaftliche Bedingungen des Studiums. Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich. Eurostudent IV 2008-2011. Bielefeld: Bertelsmann.

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. Synopsis of indicators. Final Report. EUROSTUDENT IV 2008-2011.

Orr, D., Gwosć, C., & Netz, N. (2011).
Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. Synopsis of indicators. Final Report. EUROSTUDENT IV 2008-2011. Bielefeld: Bertelsmann.

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. National Profile of Germany. eurostudent III 2005-2008.

Middendorff, E. (2008).
Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. National Profile of Germany. eurostudent III 2005-2008. Hannover: HIS.
Presentations

EUROSTUDENT. What can data tell us about the social dimension of HE?

Hauschildt, K. (2019, April).
EUROSTUDENT. What can data tell us about the social dimension of HE? Vortrag auf der Peer Learning Activity "Inclusion in Higher Education: Promoting life changing opportunities for people of under-represented groups" der ET2020 Working Group on Higher Education der Europäischen Kommission. Brüssel (Belgien).

Lead Researcher

Kristina Hauschildt
Dr. Kristina Hauschildt Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-193

Office

Britta Frankel
Britta Frankel +49 511 450670-199

Researchers

Dr. Christoph Gwosć Dr. Eva Maria Vögtle

Press contact

Daniel Matthes
Daniel Matthes +49 511 450670-532
To press section

Project website

http://www.eurostudent.eu