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The overall objective of this call for proposals is to sustain and support U-Multirank, a multi-dimensional information and ranking tool for higher education, to promote its use and identify and implement necessary improvements in its functioning.
The specific objectives are to ensure continued full operation, and further development of, the U-Multirank tool. This includes annual release of a global ranking of higher education institutions, along with discipline-based and theme-based readymade rankings, and exploration of new performance indicators. In addition, work on U-Multirank should aim to optimize data collection through exploitation of national and international data sources and implementation of a network of institutional coordinators. Communication and dissemination measures should be undertaken with the aim of increasing participation levels and raising awareness of the tool and its possibilities. Strategies for continued operation and further development will be ensured through interactions with stakeholders and relevant experts.
U-Multirank will be a component knowledge tool in a planned Knowledge Hub for Higher Education. The purpose of the Knowledge Hub is to better coordinate European knowledge tools in order to develop better evidence and greater transparency about the structures and performance of European higher education systems and institutions. In this respect, the specific objective will be to improve synergies with the European Tertiary Education Register and a Pilot Graduate Tracking Survey, two other component knowledge tools to be developed within the context of the Knowledge Hub, and with other data tools and sources, where relevant.Deadline: 14/02/2017