UPM is the rating system, the development of which was funded by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training, to assess the responsiveness of universities in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) era.
UPM is a suitable rating tool for universities in the region who aim to benchmark with the Asian top 100 universities. It evaluates university performance through 54 indicators across 8 categories, following two distinctive orientations: research and application. Evaluation results will be presented in the form of an overall score for the whole institution, and a score for each category, corresponding to a number of Stars ranging from 1 - 5.
UPM 5 stars universities have high national reputation and are internationally recognized; UPM 4 stars universities are well-known not only in the country but also in the region; UPM 3 stars universities have their roles in the national higher education (HE) system and can facilitate student mobility in ASEAN countries.
Universities have new roles and responsibilities:
Benchmarking and assessing the quality of a university should be performed in a holistic and innovative way. UPM can satisfy that requirement as it reasonably integrates the main features of education accreditation with those of university ranking and rating, while especially focusing on the 5 core characteristics of higher education 4.0: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Digital Transformation, Student Mobility and Ethical Values.
As a data and analysis center, UPM facilitates benchmarking and provides consultancy for the national HE system, as well as HE institutions and programmes in the region.
- HE institutions can use UPM criteria to benchmark themselves or as a tool for strategic governance and partner development. They can also use benchmarking results for evidence-based branding.