02 Dec 2022
As a multi-dimensional transparency tool that does not rank universities into a composite score based league table, U-Multirank welcomes the discussion about rankings stimulated by More than Our Rank initiative.
U-Multirank believes that measuring the performance of universities should not be done by single indictors nor by a composite overall score. Universities have different missions and profiles, and these should be reflected in a multi-dimensional measurement of their performance. More Than Our Rank is an important initiative that seeks to promote this idea.
The More Than Our Rank initiative has been developed in response to some of the problematic features and effects of the global university rankings. It provides an opportunity for academic institutions to highlight the many and various ways they serve the world that are not reflected in their ranking position. This initiative is meant for every academic institution, whether ranked or unranked, top 10 or yet to place. It is an initiative for institutions who are proud of their ranking position but also recognize the limitations of the indicators used, and for those who feel that the rankings do not reflect their strengths or institutional mission. Every institution in the world is much more than their rank. This initiative is simply an opportunity to publicly say so and explain why.”