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News vom 20.06.2016

U-Multirank: Agreement with Chinese universities

U-Multirank is further expanding the breadth of universities in its web tool ( by partnering with the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Center (HEEC) of the Ministry of Education. Last week the U-Multirank consortium, represented by project leader, Professor Frank Ziegele and the HEEC’s director general, Professor Wu Yan signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to bring Chinese universities into U-Multirank. The agreement was signed at Xiamen University – a proud U-Multirank participant since 2014.

“The partnership between U-Multirank and HEEC is a harmonious one, as both organisations share joint ideas behind the benefits of U-Multirank,” said Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele. The participation of Chinese universities helps international mobile students to know more about China, helps Chinese universities to benchmark internationally and - very importantly - makes the diversity of the Chinese higher education (HE) system transparent.

“A strong HE system is a diverse one, including universities with differentiated profiles and missions, and U-Multirank promotes that,” explained Professor Ziegele. The sample of the first pilot universities is therefore a diverse one, including traditional research universities, as well as universities with a focus on applied sciences and international orientation.

Data collection will begin immediately, and will be released in spring 2017 with the next U-Multirank publication. U-Multirank and HEEC will develop a roadmap to extend its agreement further into the future.

U-Multirank includes more than 1,300 universities from over 90 countries around the world. Compare universities as a whole, or by subject areas – now with 13 subjects to choose from. U-Multirank is even easier to use now for people on the go, with its optimised version for smartphones. To compare universities on the go - your way, download our free app in the Apple Store or Google Play shop, or simply visit

Professor Frank Ziegele, U-Multirank and Professor Wu Yan, HEEC shaking hands after signing the new agreement.

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