(Dublin, 30 January 2013)
Perspektywy Education Foundation is a member of the team that will work on the U-Multirank project, a new university ranking system launched under the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin by Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills and European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.
U-Multirank will measure the performance and excellence of HEIs across a variety of dimensions. Five areas are measured: reputation for research, quality of teaching and learning, international orientation, success in knowledge transfer (such as partnerships with business and start-ups), and contribution to regional growth. Some 500 universities are expected to sign up to take part, with the first rankings results expected in early 2014.
The project is led by CHE Centre for Higher Education (Germany) together with Center for Higher Education Policy Studies – CHEPS (Holandia). Along with Perspektywy Foundation to other European ranking organization will participate in the U-Multirank: Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques - OST (France) and Fundacion CYD Spain
Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth said in Dublin: "The new ranking proposed by the European Commission will, above all, enable young people to make better informed decisions about where to study; it will also allow universities to compare themselves in a more transparent and useful way. The new listing will differ from existing international rankings by rating universities according to a broad range of performance factors, which will provide a more accurate, comparable and user-friendly guide to university quality. As well as its added value for students and universities, I believe the new ranking will be an indispensable tool for political decision makers, in the context of our joint efforts at EU level to encourage the much-needed modernisation of higher education institutions.”