The International Association of Universities (IAU) has developed a unique identifier for each accredited higher education institution (HEI) in the world: The Global WHED ID

ESPM IAU Global WHED ID: IAU-004592

The WHED, globally recognized as an official data source and developed and maintained in collaboration with UNESCO, provides authoritative information on some 19,400 HEIs as well as on systems and credentials in 196 countries. As only officially accredited HEIs are listed, the WHED is an essential facilitator for governments, international agencies, grant-awarding authorities, universities, human resource departments, researchers and many more for navigating the global higher education landscape.

The Global WHED ID is to be used by a wide variety of stakeholders within the higher education community.