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UMinho stands out in 2017 edition of U-Multirank

UMinho no U-Multirank 2017 - representação gráfica
Thursday, 3/30/2017
UMinho no U-Multirank 2017 - representação gráfica
The 2017 U-Multirank global ranking results have been published, in which the University of Minho achieved the maximum classification (category A – Very Good) in eight indicators, such as research, international orientation and regional engagement. In the fourth edition of U-Multirank, UMinho confirms its excelence rating in three parameters of research, namely scientific publications, interdisciplinary publications and level of post-doc positions in relation to the university’s academic staff.

UMinho’s importance in regional engagement was also acknowledged with three top marks, praising the university’s collaboration with companies and local institutions in providing internships for students. The percentage of UMinho gradutates who were hired for their first job in the region was also recognised in this ranking. The university’s international orientation was also reinforced by adding the number of students taking part in mobility programmes and percentage of international doctorate degrees to other two top indicators: international staff and international scientific publishing.

In this year’s edition, UMinho saw an increase in the international orientation and regional engagement scores, as well as the added top indicator of student mobility. Created with funding from the European Union, U-Multirank uses a multidimensional approach to compare the performance of higher education institutions. The assessment parameters are classified in five levels, from A (very good) to F (weak). In this recently published ranking, 1300 higher education institutions in 90 countries were assessed.