Par Laure-Emmanuelle Husson. Lancé mardi 13 mai, U-Multirank permet de créer son propre palmarès des universités grâce à une sélection de critères. Un bon moyen de contourner le classement de Shanghai.
On n'est jamais mieux servi que par soi-même. Traumatisée par le classement de Shanghai, où l'enseignement supérieur européen fait chaque année pâle figure, l'Union Européenne déclenche la riposte. Mardi 13 mai, elle a lancé U-Multirank son propre palmarès des universités et grandes écoles mondiales. Le consortium mené par le Center for higher education policy studies (CHEPS) et Centre for higher education (CHE) qui l'a réalisé, propose une conception tout à fait nouvelle des classements internationaux d'universités. Il n'est en effet pas question d'y retrouver une unique hiérarchie, fruit de l'agrégation de multiples critères, mais plusieurs. Suite...
Von Lena Greiner. Wo studiert es sich am besten? Die EU-Kommission stellt vollmundig das "größte Hochschulranking der Welt" vor. Doch klare Sieger liefert sie nicht - und nur maue Infos über Unis außerhalb Europas.
Wenn alles möglich wäre, keine Stadt zu fern und kein Aufnahmekriterium zu hart: Wo würde ein angehender BWL-Student, der weltweit nach einem Studienplatz sucht, die besten Bedingungen vorfinden?
Das neue Hochschulranking U-Multirank versucht jetzt, diese Frage zu beantworten. Seit Dienstagmittag ist die Seite
online. Wie bei der Suche nach einer Urlaubsunterkunft sollen die Nutzer in einer Suchmaske ihre persönlichen Präferenzen angeben und so die Ergebnisse eingrenzen. Mehr...
By Karen MacGregor.
The latest major global university ranking, U-Multirank, was launched in Brussels on Tuesday. With more than 850 higher education institutions of various types from 70 countries compared over 30 indicators – and 5,000 study programmes and 60,000 students surveyed – Europe’s answer to the ‘big three’ rankings says it is also the world’s biggest. U-Multirank
stresses that it not a typical ranking. Read more...
Par Marie-Estelle Pech. Le classement européen des universités U - Multirank pensé comme l’anti-classement de Shanghai par ses créateurs a été officiellement lancé à Bruxelles, ce mardi 13 mai, par Androulla Vassiliou, la commissaire européenne à l’ éducation. Ce système mis en place grâce à 2 millions d’euros de financement de l’Union européenne, prélevés sur une ligne du programme «Éducation et formation tout au long de la vie», évalue la performance de plus de 850 établissements d’enseignement supérieur à travers le monde sur cinq indicateurs - la recherche, l’enseignement, l’orientation internationale, le succès dans le transfert de connaissances par le biais de partenariats avec les entreprises et les start-ups, et la participation régionale. Le nouveau classement tient également compte du retour d’information fourni par 60.000 étudiants des universités participantes. Suite...
U-Multirank is a new multi-dimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. The dimensions it includes are teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. Based on empirical data U-Multirank compares institutions with similar institutional profiles and allows users to develop personalised rankings by selecting performance measures/indicators in terms of their own preferences.
The first ranking – 2014 – covers more than 850 higher education institutions, 1,200 faculties and 5,000 study programmes from 70 countries around the world. It provides an institutional ranking of whole institutions as well as field-based rankings for electrical and mechanical engineering, business studies and physics. After 2014 the coverage of institutions and fields will be extended.
U-Multirank is based on a methodology that reflects both the diversity of higher education institutions and the variety of dimensions of university excellence in an international context. The data included in U-Multirank are drawn from a number of sources, providing users with a comprehensive set of information: information supplied by institutions; data from international bibliometric and patent data bases; and surveys of more than 60,000 students at participating universities – one of the largest samples in the world and offering students a unique peer perspective.
U-Multirank is prepared with seed funding from the European Union and led by a consortium headed by Professor Dr. Frans van Vught of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in the Netherlands and Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany. Other partner organisations include the Centre for Science and Technology Studies from Leiden University (CWTS), Catholic University Leuven, academic publishers Elsevier, the Bertelsmann Foundation, Push and software firm Folge 3. The consortium also works closely with a range of national ranking partners and stakeholder organisations.
A new global university ranking, set up with €2 million in funding from the European Union, is launched today. U-Multirank, which assesses the performance of more than 850 higher education institutions worldwide, breaks new ground by producing multi-dimensional listings rating universities on a much wider range of factors than existing international rankings. The idea is to avoid simplistic league tables which can result in misleading comparisons between institutions of very different types or mask significant differences in quality between courses at the same university. Individual users will be able to build a personalised ranking based on their particular needs. This will allow them to obtain information on the universities or specific disciplines which most interest them and to choose criteria according to their own preferences.
Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth said: "I welcome the launch of this exciting new development in higher education. U-Multirank will enable students to make more informed decisions about where to study and give us a more accurate picture of how universities perform. We are proud of our world-class higher education, but we need many kinds of universities, catering for a wide range of needs; that means strong technical and regional universities just as much as outstanding research universities. U-Multirank highlights many excellent performers that do not show up in current, research-focused, global rankings – including more than 300 universities that have never appeared in any world ranking until now."
While traditional international rankings tend to focus on research excellence and neglect other factors, U-Multirank will base its assessments on five key areas:
The new ranking also takes account of feedback from 60 000 students at the participating universities. U-Multirank assesses the overall performance of universities but also ranks them in selected academic fields: in 2014 the fields are business studies, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics; in 2015, psychology, computer science and medicine will be added. The universities are tested against up to 30 separate indicators and rated in five performance groups, from 'A' (very good) through to 'E' (weak). The results show that while over 95% of institutions achieve an 'A' score on at least one measure, only 12% have more than 10 top scores. Of the 850 universities in the ranking, 62% are from Europe, 17% from North America, 14% from Asia and 7% from Oceania, Latin America and Africa.
An independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany and the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in the Netherlands compiled the new ranking. Other partner organisations include the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (the Netherlands), Catholic University Leuven (Belgium), academic publishers Elsevier, the Bertelsmann Foundation and software firm Folge 3. The consortium also works closely with a range of national ranking partners and stakeholder organisations.
A new approach to university rankings was first proposed by Member States in 2008 and the European Commission subsequently invited experts to carry out a feasibility study to ensure it would have the support of universities and students. The consortium was responsible for the selection process and methodology. Of the 850 universities featuring in U-Multirank, more than 500 provided comprehensive data. The others were assessed on the basis of data available through publicly available sources such as patent data bases in the area of research and knowledge transfer. U-Multirank received €2 million in EU funding from the former Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) for the years 2013-2015, with the possibility of a further two years of funding in 2015-2017. The goal is for an independent organisation to manage the ranking on a sustainable business model thereafter.
For more information
U-Multirank press release
Commissioner Vassiliou's website.
Le classement européen des universités U-Multirank vient d'être lancé par l'Union européenne avec l'ambition de concurrencer et de remédier aux limites et aux failles du classement de Shanghai.
Les pays européens passent enfin à l'attaque sur le plan des classements. L'Union européenne vient en effet de lancer un tout nouveau classement des universités mondiales, baptisé "U-Multirank". Un palmarès qui entend bien concurrencer le classement de Shanghai, qui fait office de référence malgré les critiques qu'il suscite chaque année. Suite...
The UK HE International Unit (IU) today announced that over 2,700 Brazilian undergraduate students will be coming to the UK in September 2014 under the Brazilian government's Science without Borders (SwB) programme. This takes the total number of students who have come to the UK since the programme launched, including PhDs and post-docs, to over 8,500. The numbers have grown significantly from 519 students placed in the first cohort (September 2012), demonstrating the increasing popularity of the UK as a destination. The SwB programme is managed by the UK Higher Education Unit (IU) on behalf of Universities UK (UUK). See more...
By Sam Griffin. THE number of Irish students partaking in the Erasmus programme has doubled in the past seven years as a new phase of the overseas study and traineeship scheme is rolled out.
The programme, which operates in 33 European countries including Ireland, offers third-level students the chance to study or work abroad for a period of up to 12 months either during or just after they complete their degree. More...
By Valerie Strauss.
Here’s an open letter written by academics and school activists from around the world to Andreas Schleicher, director of the Program of International Student Assessment, known as PISA, which tests 15-year-olds in dozens of countries and individual education systems in math, reading and science every three years. The letter expresses concerns about the impact PISA is having on education systems around the world and asks him “to consider skipping” the next exams and come up with an improved assessment. Read more...