ABOUT THE REPORT CARD:
The University Report Card currently evaluates the top US, Canadian and UK research universities on their contributions to urgent global health research and access to treatment worldwide.
The very successful first iteration came out in Spring 2013 and evaluated North American universities in both Canada and the United States. The UK version of the Report Card was launched in spring 2015. A second version of the North America report card was launched in April 2015 but chose to focus solely on US universities. (see media coverage below).
UAEM has invested significant staff, board, student volunteer, and intern time to revise our methodology and adjust our surveys, allowing us to incorporate helpful feedback while conducting extensive follow-up research in order to ensure that the second version was even more robust than the first.
The University Report Card is the product of UAEM’s intensive research — gathering publicly available and self-reported information to evaluate three questions:
- Are universities investing in innovative medical research that addresses the neglected health needs of low-income communities worldwide?
- When universities license their medical breakthroughs for commercial development, are they doing so in socially responsible ways that ensure those treatments reach developing world patients at affordable prices?
- Are universities educating the next generation of global health leaders about the crucial impact that academic institutions can have on global health through their research and licensing activities?
Please visit http://globalhealthgrades.org/ to learn more. We are excited to see the global growth of this initiative – students in countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and Scandinavia are beginning to move forward with similar Report Card projects.
For Media Coverage from the 2013 & 2015 Report Cards visit UAEM in the Media.
The University Global Health Impact Report Card has been made possible through funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Open Societies Foundations, the Perls Foundation, the Moriah Fund.
UAEM received special support for the Report Card project through the Open Society Foundations‘ Fellowship in Information Design with Parsons The New School for Design. This fellowship aims to increase the effectiveness and impact of advocacy campaigns for NGOs worldwide. Jennifer Matsumoto served as the Parsons fellow for UAEM. Her work accomplished through this fellowship is now used across the globe, helping to communicate the very important messages that UAEM students deliver to a wide range of audiences.