Currently, U-Multirank coverage has been extended to 96 countries, 1,711 universities, more than 5,153 faculties and more than 12,500 study programs in 24 thematic areas; 31 are universities in Latin America, from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay (see list below). Seven of them are members of Columbus. Institutions wishing to participate in 2020 edition can express their interest online until the end of September.
The benefits are clear. According to the results of U-Multirank 2019, "open borders" universities are more successful in the transfer of knowledge to the industry (39% more participation in publications together with industrial partners), in establishing derivative companies (80% more) and in patenting their ideas (2.5 times more), and in publications of greater scope. In addition, "open borders" universities' students are more satisfied with their overall learning experience.
Universities can use U-Multirank data to assess their strengths and weaknesses and find ways to improve on the aspects that interest them most. This is possible because the results are not only focused on research, but on the diversity of higher education. In this way, U-Multirank is an alternative approach to compare universities and offers a solution to the shortcomings of traditional league tables.
The latest U-Multirank results also make it easier for students to make better informed decisions about what or where to study based on what matters the most to them. The data included in U-Multirank is extracted from several sources, which provides users with a complete set of information: data provided by institutions; and extracted from bibliometric databases and international patents; of national databases; and surveys of more than 100,000 students at participating universities.
U-Multirank is financed by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Erasmus + Program of the European Union and the Santander Group. U-Multirank is developed and implemented by an independent consortium led by the Center for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany. The Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente and the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at the University of Leiden, both in the Netherlands, as well as the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (FCYD) ) in Spain, are partners in the project.
U-Multirank’s 2019 - List of Latin American universities
University of Buenos Aires
National University of La Plata
State University of Campinas
Federal University of Ceará - UFC
Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF
Federal University of Mato Grosso
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Federal University of Paraná
UNESP - São Paulo State University
Federal University of Pernambuco
Rio de Janeiro State University
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
University of São Paulo
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCAR
Federal University of Viçosa
University of Chile
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Universidad del Desarrollo
Technical University Federico Santa María
Catholic University of Valparaíso
University of Colima
Universidad de Guadalajara
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey
National Polytechnic Institute, IPN
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
ORT University of Uruguay
More information: www.umultirank.org/