Universities across the world are striving to enhance the quality of the student experience; central to this mission is the establishment of an academic culture that celebrates, rewards and supports university teaching achievement. As part of a global partnership, the Teaching Cultures Survey will enable universities to explore and track the culture and status of teaching at their institutions and compare outcomes with peer universities worldwide. Evidence will be gathered via a short online survey of the university academic population, focusing on their perceptions, aspirations and experiences in teaching. For each participating university, the survey results will shed light on strengths and weaknesses of their teaching culture as compared to global peer institutions, providing a springboard for priority-setting and strategic investment.


Frequently Asked Questions about the survey on topics such as who funded the research and how the data will be used


Summary findings from the amalgamated data (from all 21 participating institutions) is now available for the 2019 run of the survey


If you have a question or query about the project


The key stages of the Teaching Cultures Survey project, including the process by which the survey instrument was designed


Frequently asked questions about the survey, on topics such as who funded the research and how the data collected will be used

Project outline

Two page summary of the goals, focus and schedule of the Teaching Cultures Survey, including information about the questionnaire

Universities currently participating in the survey

Aalborg University
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmersplatsen 4, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Anker Engelunds Vej 1 Bygning 101A, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, denmark
Leiden University
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 328, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Skoltech (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology)
Moscow  143026
SOAS University of London
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
52.011900, 4.360260
University of Auckland
-36.8523, 174.7691
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
51.450744, 5.491229
University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Jalan Iman, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, Netherlands
University of Western Sydney
-33.799824, 151.022518
Utrecht University
University of Iceland
64.150700, -21.952061
Wageningen University
6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands

21 institutions (from ten countries) are participating in the 2019 Teaching Culture Survey: Aalborg University (Denmark), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), Leiden University (Netherlands), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile), Radboud University (Netherlands), Skoltech (Russia), SOAS University of London (UK), TU Delft (Netherlands), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Iceland (Iceland), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia), University of Twente (Netherlands), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Vrije University Amsterdam (Netherlands), Wageningen University (Netherlands) and Western Sydney University (Australia).