Important news about World Access to Higher Education Day 2020 – Please click here.

World Access to Higher Education Day is a catalyst for international, regional and local action to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education.

World Access to Higher Education Day 2019:

    • Held over 35 events in 15 countries around the world 
    • Is now proudly supported by 124 registered institutional and organisational supporters
    • Held flagship conferences in the Australia, the UK, and Ireland, attracting delegates from over 25 countries
    • Published a follow up research piece – “‘Measuring the Impact of Equity Promotion Policies: Lessons from National and Institutional Case Studies”

WAHED is a driver for global action in this area and we are looking for partners to work with to take WAHED forward.

For more information on getting involved with WAHED contact us now at Access@WorldAccessHE.com

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Latest News

HRH The Duchess of Sussex releases statement of support on World Access to Higher Education Day 2019

Our Supporters

Find out about our 70+ institutional and organisational supporters here.

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A big welcome to new NEON member @LiverpoolHopeUK. We're very happy to have you on board and look forward to supporting your work! #highereducation, #wideningaccess

New Research Released

New research released on WAHED 2019 explores which global equity promotion policies are most successful, and assesses the circumstances under which some policies work better than others.

90%

In every country in the world where we have evidence, over 90% of countries, participation in higher education (HE) is unequal.

76

Across 76 of the lowest income countries, the poorest people are 20 times less likely to complete a HE course than the richest.

23

Across 23 countries of the OECD, a child’s chances of participating in tertiary education are twice as high if at least one of their parents has completed upper-secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education.

Higher education is contributing to global inequality as much as it is addressing it. It is time to act.

To make a difference we need your support. You can become part of the day by joining the dialogue through our network of global conferences, hosting an event that supports access and success in higher education, supporting our student voices campaign by sharing access success stories or student case studies and by signing up your organisation as a World Access to Higher Education Day supporter. Please read our latest announcement about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect this year’s WAHED. Click here.

To make a difference we need your support

Take a look at the events that were held during WAHED 2018 and 2019.

What will you do in 2020?

Register your educational institution as a supporting organisation and join our growing list of supporters.

Our Planning Supporters

These supporting organisations are aiding us in planning for the day and are located all across the world.

                    

   

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