U-Map, international profiling instrument
U-Map: international profiling instrument for institutes of higher education
Fontys has extended its membership of U-Map. This means that Fontys will continue to present itself internationally as an institute of higher education. The aim of U-Map is to provide an up-to-date overview of the diversity available in the international higher education landscape. According to a series of dimensions and indicators, institutes of higher professional education and universities from across Europe and beyond submit their details once every three years. The various dimensions reflect the character of the institutes and reveal the differences and similarities in activities in terms of student population, the range of educational programmes on offer, participation in research and knowledge transfer. Fontys updated all its details at the end of 2014 and will update its profile every three years.
Participation in U-Map means that every institute of higher education has its own U-Map Profile in the form of a starburst graph. This enables the participating institutes to present themselves on the education market. The U-Map Profile can also be used for benchmarking and in developing international cooperation.