What is it?

U-Multirank is a new user-driven, multidimensional, world ranking of universities and colleges covering many aspects of higher education: research, teaching and learning, international orientation, knowledge transfer and regional engagament. U-Multirank is an independent ranking, with financial support in its initial years from the European Union.

This unique new tool for comparing performance includes information on more than 1,300 higher education institutions, 3,250 faculties and 10,700 study programmes from more than 90 countries.

Why is it being done?

The potential of European higher education institutions to fulfil their role in society and to contribute to economic and social development is underexploited. More transparency is needed so that different stakeholders – students, institutions, businesses, policy makers – can deepen their understanding of how higher education institutions are performing. U-Multirank is a key tool for this: it is more comprehensive and user-driven than any existing ranking, showing more clearly the performances of a much wider range of universities and their potential to contribute to growth and jobs. It includes much-needed information for policymakers, for students and for institutions themselves.

What has been done?

U-Multirank was launched on 13 May 2014. The third set of results was published on 4 April 2016.