There are 19,000 universities in the world, according to WHED estimates. 14,000 universities are open enough to send information about themselves to Unirank and are ready to invite foreign students. Naturally, there are practically no military academies, seminaries and other fairly closed institutions of higher education among them. There are probably almost no universities out there that don’t teach students as much as sell diplomas. The rest are presented and worth exploring from various points of view. About two thousand of them also enter famous global rankings.
Tens of thousands of data sets are collected around the world each year only within the framework of the UN statistical office. Some data has been collected continuously for more than 50 years, but is often not used for purposes other than one-off requests from politicians, sociologists, and statisticians.