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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 2015/16: national proportion of numerus clausus subjects declines , Hamburg and Bremen with the most numerus clausus restrictions
Before attempting to embark on an undergraduate programme in winter semester 2015/16, many school-leavers who have just received their Abitur certificate will first have to clear the hurdle of numerus clausus (NC), or restricted entry. A current evaluation by the CHE Centre for Higher Education reveals major differences in numerus clausus restrictions between the various federal states. Compared to winter semester 2013/14, however, the proportion of numerus clausus subjects fell in Germany. more


13.08.2015 | Comparing universities with universities of applied sciences
How have universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany developed in recent decades? A current fact sheet on this topic reveals the differences on the basis of statistical key figures. The publication is part of the extensive information portal available at

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