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.
CHE University Ranking 2015: up-to-date orientation for prospective students in the STEM subjects Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Geography, as well as Medicine
Students assess their study conditions in the latest CHE University Ranking, which will be published in the ZEIT Study Guide 2015/16 on 5 May 2015. One third of all subjects are re-evaluated each year. The subjects reassessed this year were Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Pharmacy, Political Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing Science, Geoscience, Geography and Sports Sciences
Extended horizon as opposed to monoculture ‒ 10 Theses on Realigning the Excellence Initiative
The federal government and German states have agreed to continue the Excellence Initiative, but are still debating on how to flesh it out. As a contribution to the ongoing debate, the CHE Centre for Higher Education now presents its considerations in favour of a concept for reissuing the Excellence Initiative. The core element is extending the horizon of higher education excellence whilst retaining a strong degree of selectivity.
Teacher training: inclusion far from being a matter of course
Inclusion is now a matter of concern to all teaching staff, whether primary teachers, graduate grammar school teachers or vocational teachers. In the debate on inclusive teacher training, Monitor Lehrerbildung now presents data for the first time. These figures show that nowhere near all students training to become teachers in Germany are being sufficiently prepared for working in an inclusive school system.
U - Multirank releases second global university rankings: Showcases diversity of university performance with largest global ranking
U-Multirank, the new global university ranking, released its second edition online today. This unique new tool for comparing university performance internationally presents information on more than 1,200 higher education institutions, up from 850 just one year ago. The universities come from 83 countries, with more than 1,800 faculties and 7,500 study programmes in seven fields of study. With 21,000 data scores on the institutional level and 37,000 on the field-base level, U-Multirank is the largest global university ranking - and the most comprehensive information system on universities - in the world
33 deans from South-East Asia have successfully completed the “International Deans
The third and final part of the DAAD programme, the International Deans' Course (IDC), was successfully completed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 13 February 2015. The 33 participating deans as well as heads of department came from HEIs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Laos and the Philippines. The IDC lasts nine months and consists of three workshop units lasting several days. Dr. Jutta Fedrowitz, who is in charge of CHE’s professional education, and Dr. Christian Berthold, CHE Consult CEO, were members of the team of trainers
Digital as the new normal
Digitisation will change not only university-level teaching, but the entire higher-education system. Higher education institutions and policymakers are now being urged to take an active role in shaping digitisation. This is the tenor of a recent publication by the CHE Centre for Higher Education.
Student fees in Germany – new publication provides overview in English
Implementation, modification and abolition of student fees – and a different development in each of the 16 federal states: It is hard to keep track of the current state of tuition fees for people living in Germany – but even more so for international students as well as international experts on higher education. Yet, student fees are a hot topic in Germany right now: Some politicians demand their re-implementation – some especially with regard to international students. A new synopsis published by the CHE (Centre of Higher Education) provides an overview of the development in the last decade and the status quo. It promotes an alternative model of tuition fees for the future.