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  •  How do I participate in the WURI Ranking? 

Please register as a site member in our website and use our WURI application System to submit your innovative programs.  The details of application method is explained in WURI 2024> How to apply. 

  • Are there fees for applying to the WURI? 

The WURI Ranking is a not-for-profit program, so there are no fees nor any hidden costs for this application and evaluation process. There are also no marketing activities involved with this program or its participants.


  •  How is the evaluation of the submitted applications processed?

There are three phases for evaluation.

(1) Evaluation: The presidents, who have been invited to submit their applications, will evaluate all applications.

(2) Judgment: The representatives of the university leagues (e.g., AAC&U) and higher education-related media (e.g., newspapers, magazines), and the members of the WURI Evaluation Board will review the Evaluators’ evaluation scores. WURI Evaluation System (developed by Generative AI model) will also be used to evaluate the programs.  

(3) Final Check: The WURI Evaluation Board aggregates the recommendations of the Judges, checks the reliability of the contents in the submitted applications, and finalizes the entries in the "Top 50" of the thirteen categories as well as "Global Top 100."


  •  How does WURI ensure the fair review?

The WURI ranking uses a title-blind review process. We will delete the names of your universities in the title of the project. You may, however, mention your university name in the content of the template at your discretion.



  •  Can I submit a joint application?

Two or more applicants can jointly submit applications if the programs have been jointly developed and/or implemented in such cases of double-degree programs, research consortia, or other similar collaborative projects. If the joint programs are selected, all of the applicants will be co-ranked. However, please ensure that the two organizations involved are distinct institutions.   


  •  Can I submit applications for more than one category?

Applicants can apply for one or more of the thirteen categories.  The universities are ranked in more than one or all of the thirteen categories if they have entered more than one category. 


  •  Can I submit multiple applications for one category?

Applicants can submit more than one program for each category. The university will be ranked based on the quality and quantity of the programs, including all submitted applications. 

  • There are 13 categories in WURI framework.  Should I apply only to ONE category among 13 or should I choose one from 8 Targets and one from 5 means? 

You should apply ONE program to ONE category among 13 categories. In general, one program could be relevant to one category among 8 targets and one category among 5 means at the same time.  However, please strategically choose only ONE among total 13 categories which best highlights your innovative program.   

  • How can I submit my application?

Applicants must submit the application through our online system. Please download our template and fill in the template for each innovative program (or case). When you are ready to submit the application, connect to our online system. Provide us with your contact information and attach your file of innovative program (or case) in our online system. When you are applying for multiple innovative programs (or cases), please submit multiple applications one at a time for each program (or case).  

  • If I have more questions, how can I contact you? 

We recommend you to first review our "Guideline for WURI application" in "WURI 2024 > How to  Apply" section.  It includes all the necessary information needed when you plan, submit, and being evaluated. If you still have questions, then feel free to contact us at  

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