http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/education/images/baltic_course.pngBy Eugene Eteris, European Studies Faculty, RSU, Riga. A new university ranking, called U-Multirank, is being publicly launched under the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin at the end of January 2013. The new 'multi-dimensional' listing focuses on quality of teaching. Some 500 universities from Europe and across the world are expected to take part in the ranking; first results will be published in early 2014.
The new “U-Multirank” university ranking system marks a departure from previously ranking methods aimed mainly at research achievements. Instead, it will rate universities according to a broader range of factors, in five separate areas: reputation for research, quality of teaching and learning, international orientation, success in knowledge transfer (such as partnerships with business and start-ups), and contribution to regional growth. Read more...