ACU Measures

Theme: Strengthening universities

ACU Measures, the ACU’s annual online benchmarking exercise for university management, is now open for benchmarking.

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ACU Measures is a unique opportunity for member institutions to benchmark their performance in key areas of university management in a confidential and non-competitive way.


ACU Measures helps universities to compare and contrast their practices and policies with their peers, supporting senior university management in decision-making and strategic planning.

ACU Measures enables you to:

  • Benchmark your institution’s performance over time and demonstrate the impact of managerial changes
  • Learn about performance in a given area
  • Define your own comparison groups and produce individual reports, tables, and charts
  • Use the results to make a case for resources, staff, or training
  • Share experiences and good practice with international colleagues
  • Identify which issues are specific to your institution, as opposed to national or regional.

Focus areas

ACU Measures covers four areas: 

  • Institutional profile 
  • Academic salaries and benefits
  • Research management

How to participate in ACU Measures

For detailed instructions on how to use the platform, please read the guides below:

We require only one response per focus area, per institution. The responses of individual institutions will be kept private and anonymous. Individual responses will only be available to users from the respective institution. 

If you would like to participate but do not have an account, please email

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Theme: Strengthening universities