(Vienna, 30th March 2015) The U-Multirank project, set up by the EU Commission aims to provide a nuanced picture of the university landscape in Europe. The latest results were published today. MedUni Vienna came out among the best in Europe for the categories of Research and International Orientation.
Austrian universities perform relatively well in the EU-funded "U-Multirank" system when it comes to research. The 16 institutions rated also gained consistently good grades for their international orientation and knowledge transfer.
MedUni Vienna came out on top several times in the international orientation and research categories. MedUni Vienna also scored well for knowledge transfer.
In total, 1,156 universities worldwide were compared over five sub-areas: research, teaching, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement, with 34 indicators applied to the grading system.
Led and designed by the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in the Netherlands and the German Centre for University Development (CHE), the developers of U-Multirank aim to open a new, more nuanced chapter in university rankings: the colleges are compared "multi-dimensionally"; that is, across the different sub-areas: this is intended to enable users to compare the aspects that most interest them.
First published in 2014, the "ranking" therefore does not calculate any overall position beyond the individual indicators, so it does not select a “best university” or "100 best universities". The data comes from the universities, international bibliometrics, patent databases and student surveys.