U-Multirank: Top Grades for FH Kufstein Tirol in Internationality, Mobility and Research
In the global university ranking U-Multirank 2017 the FH Kufstein Tirol has successfully defended the excellent position it achieved last year. In the comparison with other higher education institutions around the world, the FH Kufstein Tirol was awarded the grade 1 (‘excellent’) for student mobility. As in previous years, the proportion of lecturers with an international background was also given top marks.
U-Multirank confirms FH Kufstein Tirol’s international orientation
U-Multirank uses Subject Rankings to assign study programs to certain subject areas and then evaluate them individually. For the FH Kufstein Tirol the study programs were divided up into the subject areas Business & Management, Business & Society and Business & Engineering. All the Bachelor study programs in these fields were awarded the grade 1 (‘excellent’) for their international orientation.
One reason for this outstanding result is that students at the FH Kufstein Tirol receive the ideal preparation for an international career. All full-time Bachelor study programs include a mandatory semester abroad, while part-time Bachelor study programs and most Master study programs have an intensive week abroad.
Staff-student ratio and continuous professional development rated ‘excellent’
With 450 lecturers for 2000 students, the FH Kufstein Tirol provides personal and individualized tutoring. This is confirmed in the U-Multirank category Business & Engineering, where the staff-student ratio is rated ‘excellent’. As in 2016, U-Multirank also rated the income from continuous professional development as ‘excellent’. Strong demand compared with other higher education institutions worldwide reflects the quality of the FH Kufstein Tirol’s continuous professional development.
Above-average grades for research
Research is another field in which the FH Kufstein Tirol was awarded above-average grades (‘good’). This year, for the first time, a large volume of data on publications was evaluated, which included publications that did not only appear in academic journals. In this field the FH Kufstein Tirol received the grade 2 (‘good’).
U-Multirank offers unique comparison
Since it was first launched, more than 150,000 students have contributed to U-Multirank’s ratings in its different subject areas. This year 1,497 higher education institutions from 99 countries were evaluated by U-Multirank – more than ever before.
U-Multirank’s ratings are based on information drawn from a range of different sources. On the one hand, the higher education institutions themselves provide facts and figures. On the other hand, students from the many different study programs are asked to contribute their opinions. There is also a bibliometric evaluation designed to analyze the university’s publication activity.
U-Multirank offers a unique opportunity to compare higher education institutions around the world and is aimed at students and parents as well as tutors, researchers and private companies. Its multi-perspective evaluation provides a good overview of higher education institutions and their performances in the respective categories.
Detailed evaluation of the FH Kufstein Tirol by U-Multirank: http://www.umultirank.org