Launch of U-Multirank : an innovative higher education institutions ranking system
On 13 May, the Commission officially launched a new system of global ranking for higher education institutions: U-Multirank. According to Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, U-Multirank is an innovative system as it takes into consideration new criteria (beyond research excellence) including students’ viewpoint to assess over 850 higher education institutions in the world. U-Multirank is therefore meant to assess institutions’ global performance and can also provide a ranking in several academic fields. More details on the European Commission press release and the U-Multirank press release.