Lean Higher Education

We're powered by people, purpose, and passion for the good that our Universities do. 

Welcome to the community of lean and related improvement practitioners in Higher Education! We are a worldwide community of practice, with local groups all around the globe (like a very polite motorcycle club!). 

Our diverse and vibrant local groups are arranged in divisions for Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.  We support a world leading international conference for people who care about improvement for Higher Education. We have emerging international special interest groups researching the application of specific techniques across universities, for instance Hoshin Kanri planning.

The peer organisation for higher education staff working to improve universities around the world, using lean and similar methodologies  

Join us at The University of Cambridge for the Lean in Higher Education International Conference 2024 

Sustainability in Lean: Bridging innovation and tradition

Our Vision

To see the culture of HE embrace continuous improvement, bring about increased effectiveness and efficiency and thereby support the transformative power of Higher Education. 

Our Values

Lean HE aims to espouse the following: 

Our Mission

Lean HE will promote continuous improvement philosophies in HE through networking, the sharing of best practice and by supporting the delivery of a conference series.