Consortium aims to help universities map global activities

January 10, 2011

A new international consortium has been formed to develop an open-source software platform and common data standards for tracking and mapping post-secondary institutions' global activities. The UCosmic Consortium builds on an online international-data-management system developed at the University of Cincinnati in 2006. The system has proven useful to Cincinnati by allowing departments to combine resources for graduate-student recruitment to focus on strong international feeder institutions. The consortium is open to universities, associations, foundations, government agencies, and independent IT consultants worldwide. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)