June 12th 2018

MCI again at the top of European U-Multirank

The ranking of the European Commission compares 1,600 higher education institutions based on up to 35 indicators: MCI achieves top marks for quality of teaching, international focus, and knowledge transfer

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The Entrepreneurial School® achieves top results in the international U-Multirank ranking of higher education institutions. Photo credit: U-Multirank

MCI has now participated in the European U-Multirank university ranking for the second time. The results for 2018, published a few days ago once again place the business and social science courses of the Entrepreneurial School® at the top. Particularly good results have been obtained in the following categories:

  • Quality of Teaching and Learning
  • International Orientation
  • Transfer of Knowledge

MCI has also been identified as a top leader by the following indicators:

  • High Student Mobility
  • International Faculty
  • International Orientation of Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs
  • Excellent Graduation Rate
  • Academic Spin-Offs


U-Multirank is known for its multidimensional approach, measuring different quality criteria of higher education institutions: in addition to providing comprehensive information about the participating institutions, evaluating publication and patent databases, and collecting statistical data, U-Multirank also invites 100,000 students to grade the quality of teaching at their institutions.

Founded on the initiative of the European Commission in 2008, the international U-Multirank university ranking now analyzes more than 1,600 higher education institutions from 95 countries around the world, including more than 12,500 study programs.

In contrast to conventional university rankings considering only two to three percent of all higher education institutions, U-Multirank draws attention also to smaller and specialized institutions. The beneficiaries of U-Multirank include students, researchers, decision-makers of the academic and business world, as well as employers. The ranking enables the comparison of different institutions in up to 20 disciplines.


EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, stresses the significance of U-Multirank in providing a basis for decision-making: “U-Multirank gives students, parents and other stakeholders a valuable insight into the higher education institutions of their choice, across a range of parameters. This is vital to help drive informed decisions.”

Brigitte Auer, head of MCI Quality Management, expresses her delight: “The most important success factors for MCI include excellent teaching, international orientation and networking, as well as innovation and the transfer of know-how. The fact that we have once again succeeded in achieving such good results in these disciplines in the U-Multirank survey confirms our continuous quality efforts.”

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann adds: “These great results simultaneously provide motivation and a mandate to develop our range of services further. As an institution of higher education, we are proud to be able to make a valuable contribution to the promotion of science and business in Tyrol.”

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