European quality assurance systems: increased autonomy and a greater focus on results
CHE Consult and the Bertelsmann Foundation have investigated the development of quality assurance systems in the European higher education sector on behalf of the European Commission. The analysis, which is now available online, covers more than 53 studies on European quality assurance systems carried out between 2009 and 2013, notes developments within his period and pinpoints a few trends. (Photo: Osawa, source: http://www.photocase.de")
CHE investigates developments in tertiary level dual education and part-time study programmes
What characterises a good relationship between work and study? How can students on dual education and part-time programmes get the support they need? These questions are the focus of a new research project by the CHE Centre for Higher Education on behalf of the Hans Böckler Foundation.
Student loans: new possibilities for studying abroad
Almost 60,000 students conclude a student loan agreement every year in order to ensure they complete their study programmes despite financial shortages. Recently, there have been new possibilities for financing a study programme abroad. This is the result of the CHE Student Loan Test 2014. The test also illustrates how students can identify the best offer for them
Expertise for developing QA systems in higher education institutions
In a new publication, the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) provides empirical findings and knowledge that can support HEIs in the development and continuous operation of quality assurance systems (QA systems).
Family Orientation as Standard: higher education institutions sign the Family and University Charter
A total of 47 universities and academic institutions from all federal states signed the Family and University Charter at the first annual “Family Orientation of Universities” conference at Leibnitz Universität Hannover. By signing the charter, HEIs are committing themselves to making family orientation an important part of their profiles.
U-Multirank: Launch of new global university ranking
U-Multirank, the new global university ranking, was released online today (www.umultirank.org). This unique new tool for comparing university performance currently includes information on more than 850 higher education institutions, more than 1,000 faculties and 5,000 study programmes from 70 countries.
Seal of approval for the CHE Ranking
The CHE Ranking has received the "IREG approved" seal of approval. The Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG) honours higher education rankings whose transparency, methodology and reliability meet the highest standards.
Huge differences in the numerus clausus rates in individual federal states, fewer admission restrictions in east German states
Students need to take the numerus clausus (NC) into account before starting their degree at their chosen HEI and this is still true for the new summer semester 2014. In its latest study, the CHE Centre for Higher Education highlights the extent to which admission restrictions differ.
New CHE project on research and Third Mission at universities of applied sciences begins
How can the respective profiles of universities of applied sciences be made transparent regarding research and Third Mission? This is the subject of CHE Centre for Higher Education's research project FIFTH. The project team is providing information on developments and discussions at www.fifth-projekt.de.
Faculty Management "on a par with academia"
Is it possible to pursue a career in faculty management? Is it a good alternative to an academic career? The CHE Centre for Higher Education looked at these questions in a comprehensive study and came out with the following result: a job in faculty management is no "compromise" but a real alternative to academia.
Jörg Dräger: "We can no longer afford to be isolated”
The CHE Centre for Higher Education is calling for a more open higher education concept in Germany. It is only through an open concept that higher education institutions (HEIs) can be shaped in a way that leaves them able to respond to demographic and social challenges. Other countries are already farther ahead in this respect, as a current CHE study shows.
New scientific advisory board for the CHE Ranking
The CHE Centre for Higher Education has been able to win renowned international experts from higher education, science and politics for the new scientific advisory board for the CHE Ranking. The first meeting took place in Cologne at the beginning of December.