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Release U-Multirank’s 2017 Edition


CHEPS is one of the leading partners in U-Multirank, the multi-dimensional, user-driven international ranking of higher education institutions. The release date for the U-Multirank 2017 edition will be on Thursday, March 30th. The results will be published online (, at 10:30 CET.

This year’s rankings will feature both an institutional ranking and 16 subject rankings – of which four are new this year: economics, chemical and civil engineering, as well as industrial engineering/ production. Since U-Multirank’s inception, more than 150,000 current students at participating universities have contributed to U-Multirank’s subject rankings, providing a unique peer perspective to our teaching & learning dimension.

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U-Multirank releases third global university rankings

U-MultirankToday U-Multirank, the largest global university ranking, has published its latest release of data online: revealing that, while American universities continue to dominate research performance, the picture is far more diverse when it comes to teaching and other strengths.

The third annual edition of U-Multirank is the largest since its launch in 2014 featuring over 1,300 universities, from more than 90 countries, with more than 3,250 faculties and 10,700 study programmes. It includes over 27,000 performance scores at an institutional level alone and another 66,000 in 13 subject areas, many of which are included for the first time. Read More…

PhD candidates at University of Twente form initiative group for networking and collaboration


From left to right: Imke Lammers, Koen de Koning, Anna Priante, Katharina Lemmens-Krug, Milana Korotka

The IGS PhD Initiative Group was born in September 2015 through a joint action of five PhD candidates (Milana Korotka (HRM), Katharina Lemmens-Krug (CHEPS), Imke Lammers (CSTM), Koen de Koning (CSTM) and Anna Priante (PA&NIKOS)), all of whom belong to the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) at the University of Twente.

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CHEPS blog goes online

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The CHEPS blog is an academic blog run by the Center for Higher Education and Policy Studies (CHEPS). It is a place for researchers, higher education professionals, students, policy makers and anyone else interested in higher education issues. Our central aim is to contribute to current debates on and around higher education in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. We hope to increase public understanding of higher education issues and to encourage debate by providing commentary, news and insights into the latest research findings.