First ranking of computer science master’s degrees published
The magazine ZEIT CAMPUS will be published on 14 December 2010 with an exclusive presentation of the first ranking of computer science master’s programmes. During the course of the year, the CHE – Centre for Higher Education Development interviewed some 1,400 students on computer science master’s programmes at universities or universities of applied sciences in Germany, Austria, Holland or Italy in order to find out how satisfied they are with their courses.
The results of the five most important indicators – overall study situation, IT infrastructure, organisation of studies, teaching offer and changeover to the master’s programme – are given on four pages of ZEIT CAMPUS. Graduates interested in a master in computer sciences can select their future programme on the basis of the aspects that are most important for them. The ranking has a total of 14 indicators.
Three universities and one university of applied sciences have outstanding results – the universities of Augsburg and Saarbrücken, the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, and the Fachhochschule Trier – as they have been given above-average assessments by students in all five criteria. The Fachhochschule Oberösterreich in Hagenberg did well in four of the five indicators.
Computer science master’s programmes have to date been too much in the development stage and there were too few students enrolled on them for reliable interview results. This is now changing, and the CHE, supported by Bitkom (the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media), has been able to deliver ranking results for 44 departments that have been published in ZEIT CAMPUS.
You can find out more information about the master’s ranking at www.zeit.de/masterrankinginformatik.