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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 Germany’s 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

21.07.2016 | More than 18,000 degree programmes in Germany – good reasons for such diversity
Overstretched, overspecialised and lacking transparency for prospective students: this is how some education experts have evaluated the range of degree programmes offered in Germany. However, an analysis conducted by the CHE Centre for Higher Education has come to a different result. There has only been a slight increase in undergraduate degree programmes that first-year students can choose from, and there are good reasons for the increasing diversity of these majors. more

29.06.2016 | Sharp drop in number of student loans
The number of student loan agreements signed in 2015 has fallen by almost ten per cent compared to the previous year. What is more, students rarely use the maximum volume of credit available. In its Student Loan Test 2016, the CHE Centre for Higher Education analysed 39 different students loans and highlighted the criteria students need to watch out for when opting for a loan. more

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