U-Map and U-Multirank: profiling and ranking tools for higher education institutions

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U-Map and U-Multirank are web-based transparency instruments, showing institutional diversity in higher education. Both tools are multidimensional, web-based and user-driven, and make use of indicators relating to individual higher education institutions (HEIs). U-Map shows what a HEI is doing and how that compares to other institutions worldwide. U-Multirank visualises how well HEIs are performing relative to others. The advantages of both instruments over other classifications and rankings include the multi-dimensional approach and their user-driven character. We will discuss the distinctive features of both instruments, the choice of indicators employed and address some of the criticism.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2013
Event35th Annual EAIR Forum 2013: The Impact of Higher Education: Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century - Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Aug 201331 Aug 2013
Conference number: 35


Conference35th Annual EAIR Forum 2013


  • METIS-302352
  • IR-89363


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