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European universities have a strong degree of cooperation

Sep 21, 2021 | News

(21 September 2021) – Today, U-Multirank, initiated by the Commission and co-funded by Erasmus+, published its 8th university ranking, scoring almost 2,000 universities from 96 countries across the world.

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Among other results, it shows that European universities cooperate more intensively in comparison to other regions, especially in the performance areas of teaching & learning, research, knowledge exchange and internationalisation (staff & student mobility, joint diplomas & publications, etc.).

Seven aspects were taken into consideration for the ranking: strategic partnerships, international joint degrees, internships, international co-publications, co-publications with industrial partners, regional co-publications and co-patents with industry.

Every year, U-Multirank compares higher education institutions’ performance in areas that matter most to students, providing the world’s largest customisable online rankings.

Universities can use U-Multirank data to assess their strengths and weaknesses and find ways to create or strengthen their strategic plans, including aspects on cooperation.

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