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MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA, qualified as excellent in different parameters of the five dimensions analysed in the U-Multirank university rankings

Mar 30, 2017

MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA has been rated excellent in several parameters of the five dimensions analysed in the U-Multirank university ranking (teaching, research, knowledge transfer, internationalisation, and connection with the regional environment). U-Multirank is considered the world’s largest and most detailed university ranking.

In the teaching and learning dimension, the Master’s degree course has been rated excellent. In the research dimension, the quality of publications (highly cited publications) and the raising of external funding for research stand out with an excellent rating.

Co-authorships with industrial partners, research grants from private sources, patents in collaboration with the industry, spin-offs created and income from continuing education for professionals are mentioned as excellent in the knowledge transfer dimension.

In the internationalisation dimension, student mobility and the number of joint international publications with foreign universities have been classified as excellent and very good.

Finally, the number of joint publications with other companies and research centres in the region, as well as the volume of income from the various regional funding sources, stand out as excellent in the dimension of connection with the regional environment.

 

U-Multirank

U-Multirank, the new global university ranking, has just published its fourth online edition today (www.umulitrank.org), which is a unique tool for comparing university performance at the international level.

This edition presents information on over 1,500 higher education institutions, growing in terms of sample of results every year. The universities contemplated in the study are based in 99 countries, with over 3,280 faculties and 10,500 study programmes.

Therefore, we can say that U-Multirank is the world’s largest university ranking and most complete system of university information, offering a complete overview of the results of universities in five dimensions: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation, and connection with the regional environment.

U-Multirank shows us that it is difficult to find a university that is excellent in all its aspects and that this excellence is distributed across different universities. In summary, the concept of the world’s “best” university depends on what you are looking for.

According to Professor Dr Frans van Vught, “only a little over 8% of the institutions show a wide range of very good practices, but 50% appear very well positioned in specific indicators”. We can thus clearly see that, while some colleges are good at many things, most colleges are good or even excellent in specific areas.

This allows both students and companies to approach the universities that excel in the areas in which they are interested, whether they are study, participation in collaborative projects, or hiring of graduates.

 

Background and more information

U-Multirank has been developed and implemented by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHE), from Germany, the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), by the University of Twente, and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) by the University of Leiden, both in the Netherlands.

The consortium is headed by Professor Dr Frans van Vught, of the CHEPS, and Professor Dr Frank Ziegele, of the CHE. Other partner organisations are the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Push student support organisation and the Folge 3 software company, as well as a number of domestic partners and interested organisations.

The multidimensional approach of U-Multirank compares university performance across a range of activities graded from “A” (very good) to “E” (weak). It does not produce a ranking table of the world’s “top 100” universities based on composite scores. Instead, it allows users to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a university, or the aspects that most interest them.

The data included in the U-Multirank are based on a number of sources, providing users with a complete set of information: data provided by the institutions; data of the bibliometric and international patent databases; and surveys of over 100,000 students from participating universities, one of the largest samples in the world, offering students a unique peer perspective.

MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA, qualified as excellent in different parameters of the five dimensions analysed in the U-Multirank university rankings