The fourth annual edition of U-Multirank, the largest global university ranking, provides a major new release of data, the largest since its launch in 2014, almost doubling the number of institutions and increasing the coverage of countries from 70 to 99, with 3,284 faculties and 10,526 study programmes. This year, U-Multirank has made it easier for contributing universities to take part, based on robust national data, resulting in more than 44,000 performance scores at an institutional level alone and another 65,000 at the subject level, making it the world’s largest global university comparison site. This year’s data reveals that business studies is the most international discipline, attracting globally mobile students and staff to move around the world, which has deep implications for international competition between universities in this field.
The assessment of the internationalisation of study programmes shows the extent to which students studying different subjects might benefit from the global perspective being taken by their institutions. It also shows a potential for international partnerships, opportunities and recruitment.