Carmen Neghina
5 years ago

Studyportals is awarded European Commission Tender



Eindhoven, 8 January 2020 – Studyportals is proud to announce that it has been awarded the tender Advanced Techs Academic Offer analysis (AdTeAc) by the Directorate Growth and Innovation of the Joint Research Centre (JRC Seville) of the European Commission.

The three-year contract is part of the PREDICT project and includes the delivery of data and analyses on the education offer within technological domains of high importance to the European Commission, such as Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, Cybersecurity and Data Science.

More specifically, as part of the project, Studyportals will produce suitable and comparable data on the education offer at the bachelor and master level and short training within the EU28 Member states, the United States, Canada and Australia which will cover academic years 2015/16 until 2021/22.

For the analysis, Studyportals will rely on its subsidiary, the Studyportals Analytics & Consulting Team (ACT) which will analyse the data on the company’s 200,000 English-taught programmes, encompassing over 3,750 educational institutions globally to better understand how the supply of programmes in these specific technological domains has been developing, as well as the student profiles showing a strong interest in these programmes. Similar data has already been used in the JRC technical report ‘Academic offer and demand for advanced profiles in the EU‘, which was published earlier in 2019.

Joran van Aart, COO of Studyportals noted:

‘We are very pleased that the European Commission has placed its trust in Studyportals’ data. This is a fantastic achievement for our subsidiary, Studyportals ACT, and it underlines once more that our mission to make study choice transparent globally has created an incredibly valuable pool of data on the supply and demand of international education globally, which is not only valuable to students but also for policy makers and researchers.’

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Additional information

JRC Seville

The JRC Site in Seville works closely with sister services of the European Commission to provide socio-economic and techno-economic support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. Established in 1994 with a small group of researchers, today it is the second-largest site of the JRC and has over 400 staff including economists, engineers, computer and social scientists, primarily focused on areas such as circular economy and industrial leadership, digital economy, economics of agriculture, economics of climate change, energy and transport, fiscal policy analysis, human capital and employment, and territorial development.


PREDICT was established in 2006 and is a collaboration between the Digital Economy Unit of European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Digital Economy and Skills Unit of the EC Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) Directorate General. The PREDICT project focuses on analysing the supply of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Research and Development (R&D) in ICT in Europe, in comparison with major competitors worldwide.

The PREDICT project provides EC with available data-driven research contributing to measuring the digital transformation of the economy and providing policy recommendations with regard to the advanced digital skills of the labour force needed to guarantee the desired level of employment in the digital transformation of the economy.


Studyportals is the global study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their education options across borders and make an informed choice. With over 200,000 on-campus and online courses from over 3,750 participating universities and over 36 million users in 2019, Studyportals is the world’s leading information source for study seekers. Since 2014, the organisation, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has expanded its services and is also covering universities in the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. 

Studyportals aims to match students globally with the learning opportunities that fit them best. It helps institutions to optimise and grow their student population through a fully digital channel with transparent results.  

Studyportals Analytics & Consulting Team

The Analytics and Consulting Team (ACT) at Studyportals advises and assists universities and other organisations in the higher education sector to realise their ambitions in the field of international marketing and international student recruitment. Our team of consultants cover everything from strategy, branding and marketing to customer relationship management, student recruitment, market insight, competitor analysis, google analytics, training as well as custom services. Our four areas of expertise are Analytics & ROI, Strategic Consulting, Market Insight & Intelligence and Staff Development Training.

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