Transparency about multidimensional activities and performance: What can U-map and U-multirank contribute?

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Abstract

Two new, user-driven and web-based transparency tools for higher education are presented: U-Map, a classification of higher education institutions according to their actual activities, and U-Multirank, a multidimensional ranking of higher education institutions’ and study fields’ performances. The chapter sketches their principles and state of art (preliminary results). U-Map and U-Multirank respond to much of the criticism against conventional league table rankings. The tools are described following a brief discussion of horizontal and vertical diversity, and of process and product, concepts which underpin U-Map and U-Multirank
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality assurance in higher education: contemporary debates
EditorsMaria Joao Rosa, Alberto Amaral
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages53-65
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-37462-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIssues in higher education
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan

Keywords

  • IR-88829
  • METIS-301368

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    Westerheijden, D. F. (2014). Transparency about multidimensional activities and performance: What can U-map and U-multirank contribute? In M. J. Rosa, & A. Amaral (Eds.), Quality assurance in higher education: contemporary debates (pp. 53-65). (Issues in higher education). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137374639.0009