The sixth and largest-ever edition of the U-Multirank university ranking, scoring more than 1,700 universities from 96 countries, has just been published.
Every year, U-Multirank compares higher education institutions’ performance in areas that matter most to students. A mapshowing the universities with top overall performance is a new feature U-Multirank has added in this year’s edition.
European higher education institutions are doing very well: EDHEC Business School (France), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) are among the top performers. U-Multirank has also analysed the international openness of universities worldwide. Results show that the more universities cooperate internationally, the more satisfied their students are with their learning experience. These universities also do better in knowledge transfer and research impact.
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “I am pleased to see the latest U-Multirank results which show that EU universities perform very well when education, research and student satisfaction are looked at together. As we work towards creating a European Education Area where everyone gets the best education and can study freely across borders, as well as developing our flagship European Universities initiative, I am sure that U-Multirank will continue to provide valuable information for applicants.”
Initiated by the European Commission and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, U-Multirank is the first global multi-dimensional ranking allowing users to create their own personalised rankings by selecting performance indicators on teaching and learning, international orientation, knowledge transfer, regional engagement and research.
Following the call of EU leaders at the 2017 Gothenburg Summit, the Commission launched a €60 million call to develop the European Universities initiative, which aims to support the establishment of highly competitive, inclusive transnational universities. The results of the call are set to be published in the coming weeks.
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