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News vom 14.03.2012

New publication on the development of U-Multirank

The CHE Centre for Higher Education with the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and other partners of the CHERPA consortium have elaborated a feasibility study on the development of a concept for a multi-dimensional, global university ranking. The study was financed by the EU Commission, which published the final report of the project on its website in 2011. A book on U-Multirank has now been published by Springer. The work offers a comprehensive and critical review of existing rankings as well as the debates about rankings. It also presents the U-Multirank concept and the results of the pilot study.

The first part of the book describes the current situation regarding global rankings and carries out a close examination of international rankings. Different methods are analysed on the basis of quality assurance and transparency in teaching and research, and the significance of the individual rankings is discussed. The new U-Multirank concept is the focus of the second part of the book. Based on the idea that higher education institutions cannot be evaluated using simplifying total values that fail to provide a full picture, the book introduces an alternative approach to rankings that is multi-dimensional and user-oriented, and thereby differs from other comparable global rankings. U-Multirank makes it possible to obtain a differentiated picture of the profiles and performance of HEIs and it uses rank groups instead of individual ranking positions.

The final report of the project is available on the Internet. The book Multidimensional Ranking The Design and Development of U-Multirank is available at local bookstores as well as from Springer.

Further information can also be found in the publications stated below.





Further Information can be found in the publications stated below.

Publications in relation to this news
  • Federkeil, Gero; van Vught, Frans; Westerheijden, Don: An Evaluation and Critique of Current Rankings, in: Frans A. van Vught & Frank Ziegele (Hrsg.): Multidimensional Ranking. The Design and Development of U-Multirank, Dordrecht, S. 39 - 70
  • Federkeil, Gero; van Vught, Frans; Westerheijden, Don: Classifications and Rankings, in: Frans A. van Vught & Frank Ziegele (Hrsg.): Multidimensional Ranking. The Design and Development of U-Multirank, Dordrecht, S. 25-38
  • Federkeil, Gero; Kaiser, Frans; van Vught, Frans; Westerheijden, Don: Background and Design, in: Frans A. van Vught & Frank Ziegele (Hrsg.): Multidimensional Ranking. The Design and Development of U-Multirank, Dordrecht, S. 85-96

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