The SASH consortium consists of three institutions with recognized global expertise in field of higher education research:

The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) is a public entity of the central administration under the ultimate authority of the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (MECS). UEFISCDI implements projects contributing to the development of public policies for higher education, research, development and innovation (system functional analysis, policy proposals, strategic vision documents) in Romania and more broadly, in the international arena,

Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) is dedicated to providing post-secondary institutions, governments and related agencies with strategic advice and research on higher education issues, including improving quality, efficiency and program planning, in-depth analysis of educational policy issues and provide research and evaluation expertise in experimental, quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research approaches.

Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research (FiBS) is an interdisciplinary research and consulting institute as well as a think tank specialised in the economics of education, labour market, innovation, demography and social policy. The research and consulting projects focus on early education and childcare, school and higher education, as well as on vocational and continuing education.