U-Multirank: Bremen and Osnabrück Universities of Applied Sciences among the 25 global top performing universities
Two UAS7 universities reach top positions in the global university ranking "U-Multirank". Bremen City University of Applied Sciences performs particularly well in the areas of transfer and cooperation, while the business administration and economics programs at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences achieve top marks in the "Contact to Work Environment" category. U-Multirank collects data from around 1,800 universities from over 90 countries worldwide. 107 German universities took part in the 2020 ranking.
U-Multirank, one of the largest international university rankings, has praised the practical orientation of UAS7 universities. According to the latest edition of the ranking, two members of the consortium are among the global Top 25 in the category "Contact to Work Environment". This category ranks the top performers in the area of orientation to the work environment, taking into account the inclusion of mandatory internships, the percentage of students actually doing an internship and teaching by external practitioners.
In addition, the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences has reached the top 25 group in the category "Co-publications with industrial partners". The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has also fared well in the area of international orientation of its economics programs, both graduate and undergraduate.
The results demonstrate that practice-oriented education is one of the great strengths of the UAS7 universities. The seven member universities maintain close cooperations with business and industry. Thanks to our faculty, who provide valuable business connections, teaching and research have a strong focus on application and finding solutions to the needs of society. Thus, from the very first day at the university, students learn highly relevant practical and workforce-oriented skills.
ABOUT THE RANKING
U-Multirank is a multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. It compares the performances of higher education institutions – in short: universities – in the five dimensions of university activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement.
U-Multirank is developed and implemented on the initiative of the European Commission by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands, as well as the Foundation for Knoweldge and Development (Fundación CYD) in Spain. The consortium is headed by Professors Dr. Frans van Vught of CHEPS and Dr. Frank Ziegele of the CHE.