N.B. Credit for the idea goes to a team from the Shanghai Chapter OpenIDEO event - Edupractical (see video).
Students are very uninformed on what are the best universities for them and often don’t decisions suitable for their future. Currently, students simply look at university ranking systems that are often based on arbitrary factors that don’t relate back to applicable ways in a student’s career.
Create a new alternative platform that focuses specifically on rating the university’s ability to help grow future leaders in terms of impact. This is looking at how they develop communities, interaction, and systems that connect the local to the global.
By changing how we measure success, we change how universities are run. By rating universities on their ability to create leaders that create positive impact for communities, it is applying pressure for them to improve their education processes and curriculum. At the same time, it allows for students to make one of the most important decisions of their lives in an informed manner.
We also want to incorporate a platform for knowledge sharing between students and potential students where honest, anonymous advice is given. This means that students can best align this goals and vision with universities through a deeper way than simply rankings or open day visits.