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 [email protected] for further details or to arrange a 4 week free trial of the system. Details of subscription costs can be found here.

Following our last communication in October regarding the HESA and Jisc Business intelligence Project ,we are pleased to announce that Tableau has been selected as the analytics tool to replace the current heidi interface. Tableau will enable us to provide a much enhanced service through the provision of new functionality, including advanced visualisation tools and dashboards.

Development has now begun and we anticipate a beta release during summer 2015 followed by a full production release towards the end of 2015. We plan that the current heidi service will continue in tandem with the new service for one year before being decommissioned. The regular programme of data releases and the administration and support infrastructure of the current heidi service will therefore continue as normal until at least the latter half of 2016.

Further information about the project may be found on the new project website www.business-intelligence.ac.uk.

heidi bespoke training

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