World Access to Higher Education Day is on Tuesday 26th November 2019








Until World Access to Higher Education Day

In 2018, World Access to Higher Education Day:

    • Held 40 events in 15 countries around the world with 4,424 participants
    • Attracted over 75 registered and institutional supporters
    • Held conferences in Australia, The Philippines and the UK, attracting 380 delegates
    • Published a major research piece – “All Around the World” analysing higher education equity policies in nearly 70 countries across the world

WAHED is the catalyst for global action in this area and we are looking for partners to work with to take WAHED forward in 2019.  For more information on getting involved with WAHED 2019 contact us now at


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A Global Summit at the University of Edinburgh will mark World Access to Higher Education Day 2019.

Our Supporters

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


Just over a month until World Access to Higher Education Day 2019 and we cant wait! Are you planning to get involved in #WAHED2019 this year?

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WAHED Premium Supporters

A huge welcome to our first Premium WAHED supporters, the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP)!


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


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


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.

To make a difference we need your support

Take a look at the events that were held on or around 28th November 2018 for WAHED 2018.

What will you do in 2019?

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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