This annual Symposium, now in its third year, will analyse the latest findings of the U-Multirank project and consider the challenges that lie ahead in creating a comprehensive system that encompasses rankings, quality assurance systems and standards. Participants will explore the barriers that must be overcome in order to achieve the vision of creating a European Higher Education Area with a robust framework to improve the comparative quality of universities across Europe and their ability to compete in a global market. For further details, please refer to the enclosed event programme and registration form.