Welcome to heidi - the Higher Education Information Database for Institutions.

heidi is run by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and  is a web-based management information service that provides easy access to a rich source of quantitative data (pdf, 108kb) about higher education.



As of May 1st 2014 heidi is available to all HE Providers subscribed to HESA, Alternative Providers, and to organisations which are not-for-profit.  Access to heidi is provided for non-commercial purposes only.

If you are not currently subscribed to heidi please contact the heidi service team at heidi@hesa.ac.uk for further details or to arrange a 4 week free trial of the system. Details of subscription costs can be found here.

heidi application programming interface (API) production release - 16 September 2014

HESA are pleased to announce the production release of the heidi API (application programming interface) on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

The heidi API is a web service aimed at providing an alternative method for users (or their applications) to extract data from heidi in XML format, suitable for onward use in their business intelligence systems. This release follows an extensive period of testing involving a number of institutions, during which time helpful feedback was received.

The heidi API can be accessed by all subscribed organisations. In light of the technical nature of API’s, we would advise that it is aimed at users who are familiar with writing and understanding programming code, or those that have in-house developers who have the expertise to create a bespoke connector for your organisations use.

For further information on the heidi API and supporting documentation please see the heidi API releases notes here: http://www.heidi.ac.uk/dox/heidi_API_release_notes.pdf

heidi bespoke training

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