Starting from today, students on undergraduate degree programmes will once again be asked to assess their study conditions. The following subjects are being updated for the CHE Ranking 2021: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Geography, Geoscience, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Science and Sports Sciences.

Students from the third semester up to the standard period of study plus two semesters will be questioned. The students will be invited to take part in the survey by their relevant university. The survey will include a total of almost 650 departments offering around 1,200 degree programmes in the above-mentioned subjects. This will give students the opportunity to evaluate important aspects of their studies, such as organisation and supervision, equipment and facilities, the library and the IT infrastructure. The questionnaire also includes questions about services related to the labour market, and assistance in organising periods of study abroad. The survey will run until 31 January 2021.

The results of the survey will be published in the ZEIT Study Guide and online at in early May 2021. “It is essential that a lot of students participate in the survey to ensure that sufficient opinions on each department are available for statistical analysis. Otherwise, the results of individual departments cannot be included in the CHE University Ranking, meaning that important information will be missing when prospective new students choose their university,” explained Dr. Marc Hüsch, who is responsible for surveying students for the CHE University Ranking.

Detailed information about the student survey can be found in the CHE Ranking methodology. Additional videos explaining the CHE Ranking are available here.

Warum sollte man an der Studierendenbefragung teilnehmen?
Warum sollte man an der Studierendenbefragung teilnehmen? (Why should I take part in the student survey?)