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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.