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U-Multirank Winter Calender 2021

U-Multirank Winter Calendar 2021

U-Multirank

December 2021 08:22 (CET)

U-Multirank presents its Winter Calendar for 2021 ...

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Universities and the digitalisation of teaching

Melina Díaz Christiansen, Fundación CYD

Dec. 08, 2021 11:30 (CET)

As was the case in so many other sectors, the situation of universities ...

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Overall, students rate their universities’ diversity as ‘good’, but not all students feel the same

Kathrin Müller, U-Multirank

Nov 24, 2021 16:30 (CET)

Diversity plays an important role in higher education...

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Choosing your degrre the 10 most common mistakes to avoid

Choosing your degree: the 10 most common mistakes to avoid

Melina Díaz Christiansen, Fundación CYD

Nov 10, 2021 12:20 (CET)

There can be no doubt that choosing your degree is an...

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The ‘European Universities’ initiative and the future of the European university system

Fundación CYD

Nov 04, 2021 13:20 (CET)

Shortly before commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Bologna...

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The History and Traditions of Halloween and All Saints’ Day

The History and Traditions of Halloween and All Saints’ Day

Valentin Schinnerl & John Roman, U-Multirank

Oct 27, 2021 13:58 (CET)

What comes to mind when you hear, ‘Halloween’? For some, the image of...

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Studyportals’ Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

Studyportals’ Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021 | And the winners are…

John Roman, U-Multirank

Oct 15, 2021 11:46 (CET)

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards are the only student-powered global university overview capturing feedback on life inside and outside the classroom ...

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U-Multirank Cooperation Index

U-Multirank creates a new ‘higher education cooperation index’, to help students in choosing their best matching university

U-Multirank

Sep 21, 2021 10:30 (CET)

Well first off, there’s no such thing as the best university in the world, because what’s best depends on who you are, what you want from your student experience, and ...

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Five tips when deciding what to study

Fundación CYD

Jun 29, 2021 10:22 (CET)

It’s that time of year again when students begin to think about their future study plans and come to a decision about what degree to apply for. ...

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Erasmus Programme

Erasmus+ Programme nearly doubles budget | Mobility and learning support for all in 2021-2027

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

May 10, 2021 16:48 (CET)

In Europe, most people have heard of, participated in or at least know someone who has participated in the Erasmus+ programme ...

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The new British exchange programme: Turing Scheme

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Jan 28, 2021 15:48 (CET)

The United Kingdom has announced its withdrawal from the Erasmus+ Programme, introducing its own new student exchange programme: The Turing Scheme ...

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U-Multirank Winter Calendar 2020

U-Multirank

December 31, 2020 08:22 (CET)

U-Multirank presents its Winter Calendar for 2020 ...

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Considering a master’s degree? Here are the different types.

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Dec 16, 2020 09:08 (CET)

Basically, one can distinguish between two types of master's degrees: On the one hand there are course-based (courses) and on the other hand research-based (research project) degrees …

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How can using university rankings help students with making a difficult decision?

How can using university rankings help students with making a difficult decision?

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Nov 18, 2020 12:58 (CET)

One of the most common ways to use university rankings is to create short lists, which can be used to get an overview. Additionally, you can find out which universities do particularly well in your fields of interest …

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Caring for your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Nov 11, 2020 10:44 (CET)

Mental health is an important, yet often neglected part of our wellbeing. Even with efforts like, World Mental Health Day – a day for global education, sensitisation and awareness against social stigmatisation of people with mental diseases – mental health continues to be an often ‘forgotten’ topic …

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Is studying part-time an option for me?

Kathrin Mueller, U-Multirank

Nov 03, 2020 15:26 (CET)

Studying at a university requires time. Apart from attending lectures and seminars, successfully studying also involves the preparation and study time at home and the drafting of assignments or theses. Although the exact amount of time needed can vary …

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Scariest Halloween movies to watch at home during the pandemic

Scariest Halloween movies to watch at home during the pandemic

Valentin Schinnerl & John Roman, U-Multirank

Oct 27, 2020 11:06(CET)

It’s that time of year again when the realm between life and death is at its closest. Monsters crawl out of every corner, scarecrows come to life, mysterious murders happen, and everything has only one explanation …

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Cyber security during a global pandemic

John Roman, U-Multirank

Oct 20, 2020 14:42(CET)

With digital learning and working from home being the new norm during this global pandemic, you might have concerns regarding your online security. COVID-19 has forced universities around the globe to shift to online learning, since its global spread and ...

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The Nobel Prize announcements 2020

U-Multirank

Oct 13, 2020 15:27(CET)

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances. The Nobel Prize is awarded by the following institutions for the respective categories ...

 

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Looking for housing while studying abroad

Looking for housing while studying abroad

John Roman, U-Multirank

Sep 29, 2020 13:27(CET)

Finding student housing while studying abroad can be tricky, especially if you’re not familiar with the city, or if you’re not fluent in the local language ...

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Online learning Tips and information for students

Online learning: Tips & information for students

Valentin Schinnerl and John Roman, U-Multirank

Sep 23, 2020 12:52(CET)

Online learning may be something you are already familiar with, but for others COVID-19 has forced them into making the switch over from in-person learning ...

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Regional & National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

IAU publishes new report, ‘Regional & National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education’

U-Multirank

Sep 15, 2020 13:37(CET)

Following the publication of its first Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education, the International Association of Universities (IAU) released a new report providing Regional and National Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education ...

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SAVE THE DATE: U-Multirank announces 2020 publication date

U-Multirank

Jun 03, 2020 12:05(CET)

We are pleased to announce that the release date for U-Multirank’s annual colleges and universities rankings will be on Tuesday, 09. June at 10:30 CET ...

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The CYD Foundation publishes largest Spanish university ranking amid Coronavirus pandemic

U-Multirank

May 27, 2020 11:31(CET)

The CYD Foundation today presented the results of the seventh edition of the CYD Ranking, the Spanish ranking that features the highest number of universities...

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How much does it cost to study

How much does it cost to study? What financial costs should I expect?

U-Multirank

April 21, 2020 14:42(CET)

A key consideration for most students is cost. There are usually two areas of cost to think about. Firstly, there’s the money you’ll have to pay the university for your tuition. Secondly, there’s the money you’ll need to support yourself while you’re studying ...

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what will studying mean for my future and career

What will studying mean for my future and career?

U-Multirank

April 15, 2020 13:22(CET)

Even the hardest working student isn’t likely to study for more than eight hours a day every day. That leaves two-thirds of their time spent doing other things ...

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When choosing a university, consider the student life

When choosing a university, consider the student life

U-Multirank

April 08, 2020 13:42(CET)

Even the hardest working student isn’t likely to study for more than eight hours a day every day. That leaves two-thirds of their time spent doing other things ...

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Are universities prepared for online learning?

Are universities prepared for digital learning?

John Roman, U-Multirank

April 02, 2020 18:14 (CET)

As higher education institutions worldwide are forced to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes evident that digital learning is vital to the continuation of education during this time ...

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how do I find the best university for me

With so many different universities to choose from, how do I find the best one for me?

U-Multirank 

March 26, 2020 13:24 (CET)

Some estimates put the number of higher education institutions around the world at around 22,000. In all that number, no two universities are the same ...

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Making a university campus visit – Online

Making a university campus visit – Online

John Roman, U-Multirank 

March 18, 2020 14:57 (CET)

Based on the latest U-Multirank data, women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD and employment in the university than those in the sciences and maths ...

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International Women's Day 2020

International Women’s Day | Women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD than in other subject areas

U-Multirank 

March 06, 2020 15:51 (CET)

Based on the latest U-Multirank data, women in engineering have a better chance at a PhD and employment in the university than those in the sciences and maths ...

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Protecting yourself and others during the Coronavirus outbreak – information for students and parents

Protecting yourself and others during the Coronavirus outbreak – information for students and parents

John Roman, U-Multirank 

March 04, 2020 14:50 (CET)

If you are/ have a student – especially one studying abroad this term – you are probably paying extra close attention to news stories about the spread of coronavirus ...

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Do university rankings support students to make good choices?

Johnny Rich, PUSH

March 03, 2020 11:26 (CET)

With an estimated 25,000 universities around the world and a virtually infinite number of variables that students could consider about each of them, it’s tempting to think that anything that simplifies the choice must be helpful ...

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what should I study?

What should I study? How to choose the best study programme for you.

U-Multirank

February 25, 2020 11:33 (CET)

There are two ways to approach the question of what to study. You can think about what’s the right thing to study for your chosen career. Or you can think about what you enjoy most ...

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Will I get a good education

Will I get a good education?

U-Multirank

February 19, 2020 13:10 (CET)

A teacher can’t teach an empty room. You need to bring yourself to your studies, because you’re at least half the equation. That’s why it’s important to choose a subject you enjoy ...

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Top Ten Most Romantic Cities to Find Love While Studying Abroad

Top Ten Most Romantic Cities to Find Love While Studying Abroad

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

February 13, 2020 09:01 (CET)

While many couples are celebrating Valentine’s Day today, some are still waiting for Cupid’s arrow to strike. For many Erasmus/ exchange students, Cupid finds them while studying abroad ...

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How important is university reputation? And what does it even tell us?

How important is university reputation? And what does it even tell us?

U-Multirank

February 11, 2020 13:01 (CET)

Everyone wants to go to a good university, but it’s impossible to agree on a single definition of ‘good’ for everyone. In fact, any two people will have different preferences and priorities ...

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Studying in the UK after Brexit

Studying in the UK after Brexit

John Roman, U-Multirank

February 05, 2020 10:11 (CET)

Home to both modern parliamentary democracy and the Industrial Revolution, the UK is one of the most popular study destinations for many students around the world ...

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What are the happiest students in Europe studying?

Kathrin Mueller & John Roman, U-Multirank

January 28, 2020 13:44 (CET)

For many young people, deciding what to study can feel like an overwhelming decision, as it can play a major factor in the rest of your life ...

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Do I need a Dutch language certificate to study in the Netherlands?

Do I need a Dutch language certificate to study in the Netherlands?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 21, 2020 15:11 (CET)

If you’re wondering if you’ll need to learn Dutch in order to study in the Netherlands, the quick answer is no. The Netherlands is one of the most fluent English speaking countries in Europe ...

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Do I need an Italian language certificate to study in Italy

Do I need an Italian language certificate to study in Italy?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 14, 2020 10:11 (CET)

All non-EU students looking to study in a programme in Italian, must show proof of a B2 Italian language level. To do so, several Italian language certifications are available ...

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Do I need a German language certificate (TestDaF or DSH) to study in Germany?

John Roman, U-Multirank

January 07, 2020 15:11 (CET)

To receive a German language certificate like the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) and DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung fur den Hochchulzugang), several parts of the language are tested ...

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U-Multirank Winter Calendar 2019

U-Multirank

December 26, 2019 11:38 (CET)

U-Multirank presents its Winter Calendar for 2019 ...

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20+ Study Abroad Destinations for 2020

20+ Study Abroad Destinations for 2020

John Roman, U-Multirank

December 24, 2019 13:41 (CET)

We’ve highlighted 20+ of the most popular study abroad destinations for students in 2020. As these cities grow in popularity, so do their percentages of international students ...

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The Most Beautiful Universities in Germany

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 17, 2019 13:01 (CET)

Receiving a free education in Germany, does not mean you have to sacrifice a picturesque study experience. Germany is home to not only beautiful parks and landscapes, but also several beautiful university campuses ...

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How to get a scholarship

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 10, 2019 10:43 AM (CET)

One of the first questions to ask yourself before applying to college, or university is: how will I finance my studies? However, this question can prove to be a major burden for many students and their families ...

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Why should I study abroad?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

December 3, 2019 13:30 (CET)

UK, USA, Australia or Germany – in which country do the most students have an international placement as part of their degree?

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Work during studying | What percentage of students work during their studies in Germany?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 27, 2019 11:41 AM (CET)

According to the latest social survey conducted by the ‘Deutsches Studentenwerke’, some two thirds (66%) of university students work in parallel to their studies ...

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Tuition Free Universities: Which Countries Offer Free Education?

Lena Heckmann & John Roman, U-Multirank

November 19, 2019 11:55 AM (CET)

With university fees consistently on the rise, finding an affordable study programme can be challenging. However, many countries across the world offer free tuition to both their respective national students and international students...

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