In this book we have addressed the general topic of rankings in higher education and research as well as the development of a new multidimensional ranking tool. We looked at the various issues surrounding the ranking debates, and analyzed current practices and their impact. We have been critical of some of the current ranking practices and methodologies and have developed our own approach. In Part I of this volume we discussed the current practices in general and drew a number of conclusions with respect to a new and better methodology. In Part II we expanded on this new approach, which we call U-Multirank. U-Multirank is intended to address the weaknesses in the existing approaches and to offer a multidimensional and user-driven perspective to ranking. We present U-Multirank as a new ranking tool, completely different from existing global ranking instruments.
|Title of host publication||Multidimensional ranking: the design and development of U-multirank|
|Editors||Franciscus A. van Vught, Frank Ziegele|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||194|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Higher Education Dynamics|