The following sources can be helpful when identifying and investigating institutions abroad for your research. Once you identify institutions, often the best source of information are their websites.
Use these directories to search for universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations in countries around the world.
College and university rankings can provide an insight on the prestige of an institution. However, rankings are proprietary and organizations are not always transparent on how they are decided.
Not familiar with how universities are organized or managed abroad? These encyclopedias provide an overview of higher education systems in other countries.