HEISE Survey

Do you know what Societal Impact is about? Most probably you, as well as all of us, have our own interpretation of the term.

Our survey is being carried out in Estonia, Finland, and Spain, and serves three main aims 

• to learn how organizations of higher education, arts, and culture understand societal impact;
• to learn whether and how organizations study their own societal impact; and
• to learn about the role of societal impact as a criterion in the managerial decision-making process.

There are no right or wrong answers to our questions – we are just interested in finding out your opinion on this rather controversial issue. The survey is anonymous. However, all  respondents are warmly welcome to attend a Multiplier event of Societal Engagement and Societal Impact taking part  on 4th of April. Please send us your e-mail address if you are interested in attending the Multiplier Event, or if you would like to receive the summary of the results of this survey. The e-mail address should be sent to the following address marge.sassi@ebs.ee.

It takes approximately 15 minutes to fill in the survey. Your participation in the survey will be highly valuable, as it allows us all to better understand the role, importance, and the current practices of evaluation of societal impact at the organizational level, thus help us all to improve the way we plan and measure it. If you can’t personally answer the survey, we would kindly ask you if you could provide us with the contacts of a person in your organization who is competent to answer it. Processed results of the survey will be used in the HEISE toolkit, which is intended for promotion of societal-centristic thinking and helping organizations to understand, study, and plan their approach to societal impact.

Please feel free to contact us if you require more information about the survey or about the HEISE project.


The survey is available via the following LINK.