Students of social work, history and sociology happy in a recent survey

Submitted on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:23

Students of social work, history and sociology gave consistently good marks to the University of Tampere in a recent U-Multirank survey, the largest global university ranking.

The survey was answered by 74 social work students and 64 history students who said that the quality of courses, contact with teachers, the international orientation of study programmes and opportunities to study abroad, library facilities, IT provision, room facilities and the research orientation of teaching were on a good level.

128 sociology students also answered the survey. They, too, found all elements of their studies to be on a good level except for the inclusion of work or practical experience, which they said was on an average level.
This time around, studies in history, social work and sociology offered at the University of Tampere were the only subject areas evaluated in the ranking.

The university scored high in international matters

The whole university received high scores in the following areas: most students complete their Bachelor’s degrees, the amount of external funding and the number of postdoctoral positions.

Co-publications with industrial partners received a very good score as did the amount of income from private sources and the number of publications cited in patents.

The share of international academic staff was also received the score ‘very good’.

Foreign language Master’s programmes, student mobility and international joint publications were all found to be on a good level.

Communication and media were successful in the QS ranking

The subject of communication and media at the University of Tampere was ranked in the places of 51 – 100 in the world in a recent ranking of subjects taught by universities. The field of politics and international relations was ranked in the places 101 – 150 and medicine in the places 201 – 250 in the world.

The British QS World University Rankings evaluated 42 subjects offered by 4,200 universities worldwide.

More than 1,300 universities involved

U-Multirank is different from other university rankings in that it does not rank universities on the basis of one or just a few criteria, but offers an opportunity for comparisons across several different criteria. U-Multirank also measures student satisfaction, which is analysed on the basis of surveys conducted with students.

This time around, U-Multirank included 1,300 universities from more than 90 countries, with more than 3,250 faculties and 10,700 study programmes.

U-Multirank is supported by the European Commission and the European Union Erasmus+ Programme. It is conducted by an independent consortium led by the German Center for Higher Education in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University also in the Netherlands.