VUM: a top performing university worldwide according to U-Multirank

For another consecutive year, Varna University of Management is ranked No.1 worldwide in terms of student mobility according to the prestigious independent ranking system U-Multirank.

Since 2014 the U-Multirank rating system compares the quality of training in higher education institutions around the world. Highly users-oriented, the world ranking covers many aspects of the higher education – research, teaching and learning, international focus, knowledge transfer and regional significance. It allows users to identify a university’s strengths and weaknesses, on the aspects that most interest them. The data included in U-Multirank are drawn from a number of sources, providing users with a comprehensive set of information – data supplied by international and national institutions, drawn from international bibliometric and patent databases from national databases and by surveying more than 100,000 students at the participating universities.

This year, the ranking includes 1711 universities from 96 countries, which are rated under 10 key indicators. In terms of International Student Mobility, for the third consecutive year, Varna University of Management takes the highest position, outpacing elite French, German and Swedish higher education institutions. According to the established standards for Student Mobility ranking the weight is given on the opportunities for training students abroad – mobility (exchange) and the share of international students in the total number of students in the institution.

Varna University of Management ranks among the best in the international education area and by indicators such as Masters graduation rate, Masters graduating on time, Spin-offs in the Knowledge transfer category, Foreign language bachelor’s and master’s programmes and others.

Varna University of Management trains students from over 50 nationalities in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered exclusively in English language. The University has an extensive and sophisticated network of active academic partners of more than 200 universities on five continents. Strategic academic partnerships with universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries provide opportunities for students to complete their higher education with two degrees – Bulgarian from Varna University of Management and a second one from the partner university. VUM maintains excellent contacts with business partners in Bulgaria, Europe, the USA, and more, thanks to which our graduates have the opportunity to spend up to 12 months in practical training abroad and to successfully start their career after graduation.