EDUIMHE › Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) - Member Testimonials
"Higher education serves multiple important roles in societies, including the intellectual development of each person who takes part and economic, social and cultural development. A vibrant higher education system is a key contributor to individual personal achievement and to the creation of successful societies and economies. The IMHE provides a valuable forum where the policies and practices underlying vibrant higher education systems can be identified, discussed and widely disseminated. This is of immediate direct benefit to participating agencies, and institutions and their students. In the long run it is of benefit to all humankind. "
Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority, Ireland
“The IMHE provides policy studies and sponsors projects and forums that are invaluable to OECD leaders in higher education who are confronted daily by an ever-changing and often volatile global environment. These services help higher education leaders around the world build a solid foundation for informed decision-making and benchmarking best practice.”
Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education, United States
"The value added benefits of IMHE is that it provides direct access to latest thinking on HE from around the world. It enables us to develop good contacts with other policy makers and to track latest developments. We have also found IMHE useful in addressing particular issues e.g. financial management and governance."
Steve Egan, Deputy Chief Executive - Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, HEFCE, United Kingdom
"For the University of Iceland the membership of IMHE is very valuable as it makes it possible to follow what innovations are happening in the university world. It also makes it possible to participate in research
projects that encourage self evaluation and provide benchmarks with other universities."
Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland
"As a world-wide forum for dialogue between university leaders, government officials and other stakeholders in higher education, the OECD's IMHE Programme offers its members access to a richness of data and factual knowledge on higher education, as well as an opportunity to 'share and compare' information on HE strategies and practices across borders. The IMHE OECD Programme is basically about HE policy and leadership. Through conferences, seminars, workshops, research activities, reports and newsletters, the IMHE OECD programme communicates state-of-the-art knowledge on HE to its members. The IMHE OECD Programme is highly recommendable to leaders in HE who want to participate in a high quality programme on government and governance in higher education."
Peter Plenge, University Director, Aalborg University, Denmark
"OECD IMHE is one of the leading organizations in the world that accumulates, analyses and distributes information on institutional management of the higher education. For our university the participation in OECD IMHE stands for operative access to high-class expertise, data and colleagues- experts in the field – all around the world.
The University of Latvia considers that being among members of OECD IMHE is a prestigious opportunity."
Jānis Stonis, Administrative Director, Latvijas Universitāte, Latvia