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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.

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


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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