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The CHE is a think tank for higher education. Based on international comparisons, we develop models for the modernisation of higher education systems and institutions. These models we define in close dialogue with decision makers from the higher education sector and politics. We undertake research on higher education and develop political scenarios. Our activities aim at the realisation and testing of new models in terms of steering and controlling as well as organisational models. On the basis of thus gained experience, we assist in further developing these models by carrying out pilot projects and by critically accompanying reform measures.

Winter semester 2016/17: highest proportion of degree programmes with a numerus clausus in Hamburg and Bremen
In many subjects, Abitur certificate holders must get past the numerus clausus (NC) before being able to start university. In the upcoming winter semester 2016/17, there are once again major differences in numerus clausus restrictions between the various federal states of Germany. This is the finding of an evaluation conducted by the CHE Centre for Higher Education, which also reports for the first time the proportion of degree programmes with a numerus clausus in Germanyĺs most popular university cities. more


11.08.2016 | What professors expect from first-year students: logical reasoning, independent learning and personal commitment
What skills should a student possess to study law, medicine or electrical engineering? This was the question the CHE Centre for Higher Education asked professors in Germany. In addition to skills necessary for almost all subjects, there are also explicit subject-specific profiles concerning the expected capabilities.more

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