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ACU Measures

Theme: Strengthening universities

ACU Measures, the ACU’s online university benchmarking service, will re-open in early 2022

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.

We are currently reviewing ACU Measures to ensure that it works in the best way possible for ACU members. The ACU remains committed to strengthening the capacity of all Commonwealth universities and we will share upcoming developments for ACU Measures in 2021.


Rather than seeking to rank institutions, ACU Measures helps universities to compare and contrast their practices and policies with their peers, providing insights to both support senior university management and convene ACU members around common issues, shared challenges, and the exchange of expertise and good practice.

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 has previously covered four areas: 

  • Institutional profile 
  • Academic salaries and benefits
  • Research management
  • Gender related functions and practices

How to participate in ACU Measures

Please note that the platform will remain closed during the review process. 

If you have any questions about ACU Measures please contact

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