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Industrial/technical subjects: serious shortage of new teachers in vocational education calls for a step change
Germany’s vocational schools are experiencing major problems attracting fully qualified teaching staff, particularly in the case of industrial/technical subjects. The number of students graduating from such Teacher Education degree programmes remains particularly low and is unlikely to meet the growing need for teachers in these subjects in the future. Education experts believe that this shortage of qualified teachers could put vocational education at risk in the medium term. In a publication issued by Monitor Lehrerbildung, the experts call for more attractive conditions and the expansion of opportunities for the recruitment of lateral entrants to teaching positions at vocational schools without compromising qualitymore


21.12.2017 | The theme of sustainability is a popular way for higher education institutions to communicate a distinct profile
Are references to socially relevant themes suitable for describing the particular profile and strengths of a higher education institution in a way that is commonly understood? The CHE Centre for Higher Education has conducted a study to explore this question. more

18.12.2017 | Human resources development at higher education institutions
What is the significance of human resources development for higher education institutions? And what role do university boards of trustees play in this context? The Update newsletter provides impetus from the field. The newsletter summarises the results of the University Board of Trustees Forum, which met in Berlin on 25 September 2017more

13.12.2017 | CHE predicts that the rush of new students is here to stay
The number of students starting university will remain at more than 425,000 each year up until 2050, which is far higher than 2005 levels. As a consequence, the CHE Centre for Higher Education considers it to be a national responsibility to undertake a long-term, reliable reform of higher education funding beyond the present Higher Education Pact.more

04.12.2017 | New CHE University Ranking of Master’s programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Business Computing and Economic Sciences
The latest online ranking, published today, reflects the opinions of students pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics and Economic Sciences. ZEIT Campus has published the results of a selection of criteria. Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences does especially well in the CHE University Ranking of Master’s programmes in Business Administration at universities of applied sciences. Göttingen University and Mannheim University do extremely well in the ranking of Business Administration programmes at universitiesmore

Higher education institutions need strategies for the digital age
How can higher education institutions seize the opportunities presented by digitalization to enhance their institutional profile and mission? This question is addressed in an article by a group of authors from the CHE Centre for Higher Education. The article is included in an international edited volume entitled “Prospects and Future Tasks of Universities”, which was published on 23 August 2017. more

Mottos für Hochschulen
Mottos deutscher Hochschulen - ein Interview mit Thimo von Stuckrad, Autor der Studie "Themenfelder als Profilelemente an deutschen Hochschulen: Trendanalyse und Themenlandkarte". Das Interview steht bis zum 19.07.2018 als Podcast der Sendung Campus& Karriere vom 10. Januar 2018 zur Verfügung. Autor: Michael Böddeker. Hören more
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