Higher Education Policy Institute

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is the United Kingdom’s only independent think tank devoted exclusively to higher education. It was established to shape the higher education policy debate in the United Kingdom through research-based evidence.

This entry provides an overview of HEPI and then explores its publications and contributions to public debates, as well as events hosted and co-hosted by HEPI.


HEPI was established in Oxford in 2002 by Bahram Bekhradnia, who remained its director until 2013. He was succeeded in post by Nick Hillman. HEPI’s remit is national, covering all four parts of the United Kingdom, and non-partisan. It is a registered charity as well as a company limited by guarantee. The think tank was originally funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England ...

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