U-Map goes live!

The new website of U-Map has been published! It shows at a single view the profiles of higher education institutions from across the world.

The U-Map profiles of higher education institutions illustrate what institutions actually do in terms of serving different student populations; the educational programmes they offer; and their involvement in research, knowledge transfer, regional engagement and internationalisation. Users can make their own comparisons across these dimensions.

U-Map is the first transparency tool developed in CHEPS. It aims to map the diversity of higher education institutions worldwide.

U-Map is the companion to U-Multirank, the coming multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking, which focuses on performances of higher education institutions.

The number of active profiles is 52 at the moment of publication and is expected to rise in the coming weeks and months as more higher education institutions agree to their profiles being published.

Institutions of higher education are invited to join U-Map. Through the website, there are two ways of joining U-Map: become a U-Map participant (include its profiles on the U-Map web tool); and become a U-Map member (profiles, plus full access to the U-Map membership functions).