U-Multirank provides a multi-dimensional ranking both on the institutional and the field level. The dimensions include:
  • Teaching and learning
  • Research
  • Knowledge transfer
  • International orientation
  • Regional engagement
Each dimension is measured by a series of indicators.

Dimension

Institutional ranking

Field-based rankings

TEACHING & LEARNING

Student-staff-ratio

 

X

Graduation rate (BA and - separately - MA)

X

X

Percentage of  academic staff with PhD

 

X

Percentage of students graduating within normative period (BA and –separately - MA)

X

X

Rate of graduate employment

X

X

Inclusion of work experience in degree programme

 

X

Indicators from the student survey

 

X

Overall learning experience

 

X

Quality of courses & teaching

 

X

Organisation of program

 

X

Contact to teachers

 

X

Social climate

 

X

Facilities (libraries, laboratories, rooms, IT)

 

X

Research orientation of teaching programme

 

X

Inclusion of work experience /practical elements

 

X

RESEARCH

External research income (per fte academic staff)

X

X

Doctorate productivity

 

X

Total research publication output (per fte academic staff)*

X

X

Art related output

X

 

Field-normalised citation rate*

X

X

Highly cited research publications *

X

X

Interdisciplinary research publications*

X

X

Research orientation of teaching (student survey)

 

X

Number of post-doc positions

X

 

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Income from private sources (service contracts, consultancies, licenses, royalties, clinical trials, etc.)

X

X

Joint research publications with industry*

X

X

Patents (per fte academic staff)*

X

X

Co-patents with industry (per fte academic staff)*

X

X

Number of spin-offs (average over three year period)

X

 

Patent citations to research publications*

X

X

Revenues from Continuous Professional Development

X

 

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION

Educational programmes (BA, resp. MA) in foreign language

X

 

International orientation of degree programmes

 

X

Opportunities to study abroad (student survey)

 

X

Student mobility (composite of incoming, outgoing, joint degree students)

X

X

Percentage of international academic staff

X

X

Percentage of PhDs awarded to foreign students

X

X

International joint research publications*

X

X

International research grants

X

X

REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT

Percentage of graduates working in the region

X

X

Student internships in regional enterprises

X

X

Degree theses in cooperation with regional industry

 

X

Regional joint research publications*

X

X

Income from regional sources

X

X

* Bibliometric and patent indicators will be analysed based on existing data bases