was launched this week in an effort to provide a global comparison of students and to connect companies with potential candidates. provides advantages for students and companies alike. Students can use it to assess their market value and to increase their chance of being found and hired by top companies early on. Companies, in turn, can post their job offers on in order to find, connect with, and hire the best-fitting candidates across borders. “Students using our site are actively thinking about their skills, their career and their next steps. Companies keen on finding highly ranked students can use our site to connect to them early on, before they graduate,” explains Michael Schmitz, the founder and developer of

How does the ranking work?

The ranking system relies on time as a key factor of comparison. “We generally compare people with a similar age to avoid unfair advantages for people who have been around for longer,” says Schmitz. There is the possibility to rank in terms of students’ achievement score and social score. According to Schmitz, the achievement score is based on students’ accomplishment, taking into account various factors, such as their grade point average, work experience, publications, languages and other skills. The social score considers the student’s peer group. “Great students normally spend time with other great people, and the social score is based on who recommends you. If you have great, highly achieving friends, then their recommendation carries more weight,” explains Schmitz.  

University ranking

On top of the student ranking, the site provides a university ranking, which is created organically. “If a student signs up, then all universities he or she attended are added to the global ranking,” explains Schmitz. The focus is thus on students and only if they participate will their university be ranked.

Current users

Currently, has only a few hundred users. However, “this number has been growing quickly and we expect to be the leading student ranking by the end of the month and to cover about 5 percent to 10 percent of all students globally before the end of the year,” says Schmitz. NL