U-Multirank: Agreement with Chinese universities
U-Multirank is further expanding the breadth of universities in its web tool (www.umultirank.org) 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 www.umultirank.org.
Professor Frank Ziegele, U-Multirank and Professor Wu Yan, HEEC shaking hands after signing the new agreement.