Concluding Remarks

Frank Ziegele, Frans van Vught

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidimensional ranking: the design and development of U-multirank
EditorsFranciscus A. van Vught, Frank Ziegele
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-3004-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameHigher Education Dynamics


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