New global university rankings released on 30 March and funded by the European Commission, U-Multirank shows the continuing dominance by US universities for their research publications and patents. But the results of U-Multirank’s second edition also reveal that 148 institutions from 29 countries achieved 10 or more top A grades from the 31 institutional indicators used to compile the rankings.
Jan Petter Myklebust
The Norwegian government has begun the biggest higher education reforms since 1994, when 98 higher education institutions, many with fewer than 400 students, were merged into 26 university colleges. Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said he expected significantly fewer universities and university colleges would exist in the future than the 33 institutions today.