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.
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.