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Strathmore University Among the Top 25 Global Performers in U-Multirank 2021 Edition


Strathmore University is once again among the top 25 global performers in the U-Multirank World University Rankings. 1,948 universities from 97 countries participated in the 2021 U-Multirank edition.

The University submits data to U-Multirank annually for benchmarking purposes, and this year came among the top 25 performers in the following categories in the U-Multirank 2021 edition:

  1. International Joint Publications – this refers to the degree to which a University’s research is connected to international research networks.  Top performers have at least 75% of their publications published with co-authors from abroad. Strathmore University was among the three Universities in Africa, two from America, sixteen from Europe and six from Asia.
  1. Open access publications – this is the percentage of all academic publications of a University that are published in open access journals.  Two Universities in Africa, including Strathmore University, were among the top 25 global performers, thirteen from Europe and ten from Asia.
  2. Collaboration – strong in collaboration with other Universities and industry research.  Strathmore University was the only University in Africa among the top 25 global performers.  The other universities were one in America, twenty-one in Europe and two in Asia.

U-Multirank is a European ranking system whose basic aim is to provide transparency about the diversity of higher education institutions. Compared to other global rankings, U-Multirank provides information on a wide range of higher education institutions and enables the user to identify and compare institutions with similar profiles and missions.  The system has been looking at five dimensions: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement.  A new dimension, the Cooperation Index was introduced this year, taking into account seven aspects of cooperation: strategic partnerships, international joint degrees, internships, international co-publications, co-publications with industrial partners, regional co-publications and co-patents with industry.

U-Multirank combines institutional ranking (comparing whole institutions) and field-based rankings, based on individual disciplines.  In contrast to other rankings, it is user-driven: it leaves the decision on the relevance of individual indicators to users.