29 Mar UPA team meets U-Multirank
UPA team has travelled to the University of Twente in the Netherlands, to meet with the creators of U-Multirank, a world ranking of universities, which proposes a multidimensional and user-oriented approach.
This workshop was a first meeting to lay the groundwork for one of the objectives UPA has set for 2018: the creation of a global university ranking that measures how Universities perform towards the alleviation of poverty and the University Social Responsibility (RSU).
U-Multirank is prepared with seed funding from the European Union and led by a consortium headed by Professor Dr. Frans van Vught of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in the Netherlands and Professor Dr. Frank Ziegele of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany. Other partner organisations include the Centre for Science and Technology Studies from Leiden University (CWTS), Catholic University Leuven, academic publishers Elsevier, the Bertelsmann Foundation, Push and software firm Folge 3. The consortium also works closely with a range of national ranking partners and stakeholder organisations.