Launched in 2019, the Teaching Cultures Survey shines a spotlight on the culture and status of teaching in higher education. Many universities participating in the survey are planning or already implementing systemic changes to academic career pathways and the ways in which achievements in university teaching are rewarded. The survey enables them to capture and track the culture and status of teaching across their academic community and compare findings with global peers. The research forms one element of a wider project – the Advancing Teaching initiative – focused on improving the reward and recognition of university teaching. The 2022 survey is currently ongoing, with findings due to be published later this year.


Frequently Asked Questions about the survey on topics such as who funded the research and how the data will be used


Summary findings from the amalgamated data (from all 21 participating institutions) is now available for the 2019 run of the survey


If you have a question or query about the project


The key stages of the Teaching Cultures Survey project, including the process by which the survey instrument was designed


Frequently asked questions about the survey, on topics such as who funded the research and how the data collected will be used

Project outline

Two page summary of the goals, focus and schedule of the Teaching Cultures Survey, including information about the questionnaire

Participating universities

Aalborg University
University College London
Kings College London
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmersplatsen 4, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Anker Engelunds Vej 1 Bygning 101A, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, denmark
Leiden University
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 328, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Skoltech (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology)
Moscow  143026
SOAS University of London
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
52.011900, 4.360260
University of Auckland
-36.8523, 174.7691
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
51.450744, 5.491229
University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Jalan Iman, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, Netherlands
University of Western Sydney
-33.799824, 151.022518
Utrecht University
University of Iceland
64.150700, -21.952061
Wageningen University
6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands

24 institutions (from ten countries) have participated or are participating in the Teaching Cultures Survey: Aalborg University (Denmark), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), Kings College London** (UK), Leiden University* (Netherlands), Maastrict Univeristy** (Netherlands), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile), Radboud University (Netherlands), Skoltech (Russia)*, SOAS University of London* (UK), TU Delft (Netherlands), University College London** (UCL, UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of Edinburgh* (UK), University of Iceland* (Iceland), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia), University of Twente (Netherlands), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Vrije University Amsterdam (Netherlands), Wageningen University (Netherlands) and Western Sydney University* (Australia).

* not participating in the 2022 survey
** did not participate in the 2019 survey