21 Sep 2021
Ranking shows European universities cooperate intensively
On 21 September 2021, U-Multirank, initiated by the European Commission and co-funded by Erasmus+, published its 8th university ranking, scoring almost 2,000 universities from 96 countries across the world. 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.
26 higher education institutions from Austria participated in the ranking, including 10 universities of applied sciences and two private universities. A total of seven Austrian universities achieved an "A" score in ten or more individual indicators (Graz University of Technology, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Management Centre Innsbruck, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Central European University, University of Klagenfurt, Paris Lodron University Salzburg). They scored best with regard to international orientation, research and regional engagement. Five Austrian universities were part of the list of the '25 top performers', scoring highest in a set of ten indicators (Montanuniversität Leoben, Vienna University of Technology, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Kufstein University of Applied Sciences, and Mangement Centre Innsbruck).
For more information:
BMBWF - press release (in German)