EEA: The International Evaluation Agency for Higher Education

  • 1994

    Eduniversal, formerly known as ‘SMBG’, founded as a French consultancy and coaching company specializing in higher education. The firm’s consultants supported students in their selection of academic and professional pursuits, as well as them get into their selected programs.

  • 2002

    After years of industry experience, the team realized that far too often schools were benefiting from their ‘global’ reputation rather than their actual qualities. The need for students and companies to find the best available programs and also, the willingness of the higher education community to promote their expertise, pushed the idea to publish a ranking of the best academic programs in France: the SMBG ranking of the best Masters, MS and MBA, which was first published in 2002. Since then, millions of students have used this platform in helping them find the best programs.

    This success helped the team launch a new ranking for Licences, Bachelors and Grandes Ecoles programs in 2009, aimed at high school graduates and young students.

  • 2007

    SMBG changed its name to Eduniversal with a vision to further develop its expertise in higher education on a global scale. The idea of creating a ‘Global Federation of Education’ was born with the commitment of promoting international student mobility. Support of a Scientific Committee made up of 9 influential members from different global regions, allowed Eduniversal published its first selection of the best 1000 Global Business Schools. This conclusive selection is unveiled every year at the agency’s flagship event, The Eduniversal World Convention.

  • 2011

    Eduniversal further expanded its global reach by introducing its first international ranking of ‘Post Graduate’ programs, listing the 4000 Best Masters and MBA programs in 154 countries; which is now available on


Each year...

  • 30,000

    Programs evaluated each yearthan 20 years
  • 5,000

    Recruiters involved
    in rankings each year
  • 100,000

    Students surveyed each year
  • 154

    Countries ranked
  • 72%

    Of Business School Deans
    in the ranking process
  • 1,000

    Ranked business schools
  • 5,000

    Ranked Masters programs RoW
  • 950

    Ranked Masters programs
    in France in 2017
  • 550

    Ranked Bachelors programs
    in France in 2016/2017
  • 4,250,000

    Students consulted
    Eduniversal rankings
    in 2015-2016