About DBH

Database for Statistics on Higher Education (DBH) is a data warehouse which holds data on a broad range of topics in the sector of higher education and research in Norway. This includes data about students and PhD candidates, educational institutions, scientific publications, staff, finances, building area in square metres, as well as information about stocks and shares held by higher educational institutions.

DBH was initiated by the Norwegian Ministry of Education. It functions as an important steering and decision-making tool by providing quantitative parameters for use by both the Ministry, as well as the educational institutions. Data collection is achieved through close collaboration with the institutions. NSD has developed statistics reports and several web portals in order to collect and highlight key parameters for the governing of the education sector.