More Than Our Rank Initiative
The More Than Our Rank initiative has been developed in response to some of the problematic features and effects of the global university rankings. It provides an opportunity for academic institutions to highlight the many and various ways they serve the world that are not reflected in their ranking position. This initiative is meant for every academic institution, whether ranked or unranked, top 10 or yet to place. It is an initiative for institutions who are proud of their ranking position but also recognize the limitations of the indicators used, and for those who feel that the rankings do not reflect their strengths or institutional mission. Every institution in the world is much more than their rank. This initiative is simply an opportunity to publicly say so and explain why. By participating in the More Than Our Rank initiative, academic institutions are demonstrating a commitment to responsible assessment and to acknowledging a broader and more diverse definition of institutional success.
How to Participate
Institutions that wish to participate can simply sign up through the website and add the More Than Our Rank logo to their web pages or promotional materials. There is no fee to participate in this global initiative. Academic institutions are asked to post a statement promoting institutional activities, achievements or ambitions that are not adequately captured by national or international university rankings. The statements of some early adopter institutions can be viewed below. Individuals who would like to encourage their institution to participate in More Than Our Rank might find the following PDF guide helpful. Also available in Word.