Comparing a range of national higher education systems worldwide as a function of local cultural practices, in order to reveal tensions between various categories of values, shaped by global tendencies, identifiable in national and institutional policies and practices

Exploring, defining and comparing quality in higher education in different national and institutional contexts, in order to provide innovative and advanced methodology for evaluating and assessing quality in its various levels and dimensions

Bringing the collective voice of science into the policymaking process in higher education, by looking at how disciplinary and national differences affect policymaking and by exploring new ways of maximising disciplinary associations’ influence on society and policy affairs

Analysing technology-enhanced higher education environments, beyond the state of the art, around three pillars – digitalisation, metaverse and open science, on specific emerging topics

Promoting HESPRI methodologies to the large public via a range of communication media, organising dissemination tours, and demonstrating the flexibility of HESPRI methodologies on local, regional and large scale, with a strong commitment to embracing cultural heterogeneity leading to improved policymaking in higher education