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CHE Ranking: more degrees now earned within standard period of study at universities
Since the introduction of Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes, a higher percentage of students at universities are managing to complete their degrees within a reasonable timeframe. Percentages differ according to the subject taken: in Mathematics, the percentage of degree programmes in the top group increased from 18 to 75 per cent; in the subject of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the percentage in the top group also increased considerably. In the subject of Social Work at universities of applied sciences, the top group increased to 83 per cent; in Architecture, there were no longer any departments in the bottom group. These figures were revealed following a comparison of data from CHE University Rankings from 2003 to 2005 and from 2015 to 2017more


27.07.2018 | DIES programme participants in Kenya: using disseminators to spread leadership training for deans
National Multiplication Training took place in Kakamega, Kenya, between 24 and 27 July as part of the DIES programme, coordinated by DAAD and HRK. During this training programme, disseminators pass on the knowledge and methods they have acquired in international DIES programmes, such as the International Deans’ Course, to other university leaders in Kenyamore

04.07.2018 | Winter semester 2018/19: Hannover has the highest proportion of numerus clausus subjects in Germany
Numerus clausus was introduced in Germany 50 years ago. Around 40 per cent of degree programmes starting next winter semester are subject to restricted admission. This is the conclusion reached by the latest Numerus Clausus Check conducted by the CHE Centre for Higher Education. Hannover has the highest proportion of numerus clausus subjects among Germany’s major university cities (>30,000 students); at the federal state level, Berlin and Hamburg come top.more

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
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