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The new European university ranking into question


The League of European Research Universities LERU, which represents 21 leading research-intensive universities, has disassociated itself from the U-Multirank project, which is due to publish its first results in early 2014.

U-Multirank will be developed in 2013-2014 and will receive €2 million in EU funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme, with the possibility of a further two years of seed-funding in 2015-2016. The goal is for an independent organisation to run the ranking thereafter.

Higher education institutions prestige is measured by various international ranking systems like the QS World University Ranking, the Times Higher Education or the Academic Ranking World Universities.

European higher education institutions are refusing to release data to develop objectively the project and LERU warns it is"a serious threat" to higher education.

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