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News vom 06.05.2013

CHE UniversityRanking: focus on engineering, linguistics, educational science and psychology

In the latest CHE UniversityRanking, which will be published on 7 May 2013 in the new DIE ZEIT Study Guide 2013/2014, students assess their study conditions in the subjects of engineering, linguistics, educational science and psychology. Comprehensive information on more than 30 subjects analysed is available for those interested in studying. There is also information on research funds or the percentage of graduates who complete their programme within the prescribed study period. Using the new CHE UniversityRanking, anyone can find the right higher education institution based on their individual criteria.

Covering more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences, more than 2,500 departments and assessments by about 250,000 students, the latest CHE UniversityRanking again offers comprehensive, sound information for prospective students from German-speaking countries. “Thanks to the committed cooperation of the higher education institutions, it is possible to acquire comprehensive data for more than 30 disciplines,” said Frank Ziegele, managing director of the CHE – Centre for Higher Education. “This helps prospective students find a place to study where the offer corresponds to their individual needs.”

Martin Spiewak, chief editor of the DIE ZEIT Study Guide said: “In addition to the ranking, the study guide offers a multitude of background information, tips and tests so that any person who is interested in studying can make a conscious decision.“

Examples make it clear how the study guide and ranking help prospective students select their study place, e.g. if very good student assessments on their study conditions and tutoring are decisive, then prospective building engineers will find good results at TU Braunschweig, TU Dresden, the Bundeswehr Universität in Munich or the ETH Zürich. If students are planning a scientific career in machine construction, the top research results at RWTH Aachen, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden and TU München are particularly interesting. If the ranking user is interested in student satisfaction, research performance and short study periods, then Jacobs University Bremen, TU Dresden and Universität Mannheim are in the top rank for psychology.

The DIE ZEIT Study Guide 2013/2014 with the latest CHE UniversityRanking is published by the ZEIT Verlag publishing house. The magazine answers the most important questions about becoming a student, gives tips about how to apply for and finance an HEI course, and helps prospective students find the right study programme and a suitable study location. The latest DIE ZEIT Study Guide includes a supplement with a wide range of gap-year ideas for the time between leaving school and starting university. Possibilities include voluntary work, au-pair work and combining work and travel. The DIE ZEIT Study Guide 2013/2014 is available in shops or at www.zeit.de/studienfuehrer from 7 May 2013. It costs EUR 7.95.

The CHE UniversityRanking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities and universities of applied sciences in German-speaking countries. In addition to facts on study programmes, teaching, equipment and research the ranking also covers students’ assessments about the study conditions at their special HEI.

The ranking is also available from ZEIT ONLINE at www.zeit.de/hochschulranking from today. Users can select many interactive search criteria that help find the right higher education institution for them based on their individual study needs.


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