The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is an academic and policy research collaboration based at Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California – Berkeley (CSHE) working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, the International Graduate Insight Group Ltd (i-graduate), the Higher School of Economics – Moscow, and member universities.

The SERU Consortium is a group of leading research-intensive universities, policy researchers, and scholars, who collaborate in the following activities:

  • The generation of institutional, comparative, and longitudinal data on the student experience in research universities, including administration of on-line census SERU Undergraduate and Graduate Surveys.

  • Sharing of best practices and SERU data among member universities under agreed protocols. 

  • Promoting and supporting the systematic use by Consortium members of data and analysis as tools for policy and scholarly relevant research and institutional self-improvement. 

  • Development of research collaborations and studies related to the student experience. 

  • Providing a global network of peer universities with similar challenges as goals.

Our motto:

"Every Student Has A Voice. Every Voice Is Heard."

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