WHAT IS U-MULTIRANK
U-Multirank is one of the many world university rankings published on the Internet in the last years and is focused on the needs of students: they can compare universities or receive some tips on where is better to study a specific subject.
U-Multirank is developed and implemented on the initiative of the European Commission by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands
U-Multirank currently includes more than 1,300 universities from more than 90 countries around the world. Around 57% of these institutions are from Europe, 16% from North America, 18% from Asia and 9% from Oceania, Latin America and Africa.
Subject categories covered in 20146 by U-Multirank are: electrical and mechanical engineering, business studies, physics, psychology, computer science, medicine, biology, chemistry, mathematics, history, sociology and social work/welfare.
For each university, U-Multirank provides data on the following indicators: Teaching and Learning, Research, Knowledge transfer, International Orientation, Regional Engagement.
Data are collected through questionnaires filled out by universities and students.
Bibliometric and patent data are retrieved from Web of Sciences, PATSTAT, EPO (European Patent Office) and USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
U-Multirank has a very nice data visualization.
This is a graphical representation of data relating to IMT showing very high results in Reserch, Knowledge Transfer and International Orientation. IMT data relate only to Computer Science.
We are at first place (in the ranking for smaller university founded post 1980 in Europe) for “Citation rate” and “Top cited publications”, but we obtained a very high score (A) also for “Research publications” (The number of research publications where at least one author is affiliated to the university), “Co-publications with industrial partners” and “International joint publications”.
Other famous ranking available on Internet are:
- QS Top Universities
- World University Rankings
- Shanghai Ranking
- Ranking Web of Uniersities (where IMT appears in the Repositories ranking at 39° with our e-prints repository and 41° position with E-theses, whithin Italian Universities).
Each ranking has its own methodology and could be used different indicators.