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the multidimensional ranking of higher education institutions

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.

CHE University Ranking 2016: up-to-date orientation for prospective students
Students assess their study conditions in the latest CHE University Ranking, which is published today in the ZEIT Study Guide 2016/17. One third of all subjects are reassessed each year. The subjects reassessed this year were Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering/Materials Science, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechatronics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, German Language and Literature, English/North American Studies, Education Science and Romance Studiesmore


10.05.2016 | Spanisches Hochschulranking veröffentlicht
Am 9. Mai ging die dritte Version des spanischen Hochschulrankings online. Das Ranking CYD basiert auf der Methodik des CHE Rankings. CHE Geschäftsführer Frank Ziegele erläuterte bei der Präsentation in Madrid die Ergebnisse im europäischen Kontext. more

19.04.2016 | (How) Can I get a place at university? – Overview of admission procedures and opportunities
Prospective students’ chances of obtaining a place on a programme in medicine, psychology or business administration differ depending on their qualifications or Abitur grade. In addition, higher education institutions’ admission procedures for prospective students are often difficult to understand. A publication by the CHE Centre for Higher Education provides answers to the most important questions regarding numerus clausus (NC) or restricted entry, waiting times and selection procedures. more

18.04.2016 | New academic support team for joint Federal and Länder initiative “Open Universities” gets to work
CHE belongs to a consortium that has been commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to support higher education projects in the whole of Germany in their endeavours to create more permeability between vocational education and higher education. The FernUniversität in Hagen has primary responsibility for the project. Other partners include the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and TU Dortmund University. The new academic support team, initially engaged until summer 2019, commenced work with an introductory workshop.more

17.03.2016 | One in five students use the entire range of digital media
The use of digital media varies considerably from subject to subject. Computer science students in particular make full use of the wide range of technical possibilities available. On the whole, the majority of students are rather conservative in their use of digital media. This is the conclusion reached by a study conducted by the CHE Centre for Higher Education within the German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age (Hochschulforum Digitalisierung)more

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