April 10th 2017

MCI at the top of European U-Multirank

First-time participation of the Entrepreneurial School® in the European Commission’s international university ranking yields top ratings for quality of teaching, internationality, and the transfer of knowledge

Founded on the initiative of the European Commission in 2014, the international U-Multirank university ranking already analyzes 1,500 universities with more than 10,500 degree programs from 99 countries across the globe.

Besides the comprehensive information collected about participating universities, the analysis of publication and patent databases, and the assessment of statistical data, also more than 100,000 student opinions on the quality of teaching at their universities were taken into account.

MCI participated in the U-Multirank ranking for the first time with its degree courses in social sciences and economics. MCI achieved top results straight off in the following categories:
Particularly positive results were achieved for
MCI can also be proud of excellent ratings in the Knowledge Transfer category, with top results obtained for

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics highlights the significance of U-Multirank as 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.”

Head of MCI Quality Management Brigitte Auer is delighted: “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 been able to achieve top results in precisely these disciplines in the U-Multirank ranking is the reward for our continuous efforts to maintain quality.”

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann adds: “These great results simultaneously provide motivation and an assignment to develop our range of offers further. As a university we are proud to be able to make a valuable contribution to the development of the location of science and business.”

U-Multirank fast facts:

U-Multirank is the largest multidimensional and user-driven university ranking world-wide. The ranking is supported by the European Commission. Currently, it includes some 1,500 higher education institutions from 99 countries around the globe. In comparison to conventional university rankings, which consider only two to three percent of all universities, U-Multirank draws attention also to smaller and specialized universities. U-Multirank users include students, researchers, decision-makers of the academic and business world, as well as employers. The ranking facilitates the comparison of different universities in up to 16 subject areas.

According to an international press release, U-Multirank looks into “hidden gem” universities.

Further information and results of the U-Multirank university comparison: www.umultirank.org

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