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News vom 03.05.2016

CHE University Ranking 2016: up-to-date orientation for prospective students

Students assess their study conditions in the latest CHE University Ranking, which is published today in the ZEIT Study Guide 2016/17. One third of all subjects are reassessed each year. The subjects reassessed this year were Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering/Materials Science, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechatronics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, German Language and Literature, English/North American Studies, Education Science and Romance Studies.

Over 300 universities and universities of applied sciences, more than 2,700 faculties, over 10,000 study programmes, over 30 subjects and how their students assess them: the CHE University Ranking offers a comprehensive and sound source of information for prospective students from the German-speaking area. A wide range of criteria are applied, and may differ depending on the subject concerned.

Frank Ziegele, Executive Director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education: “The CHE University Ranking provides very detailed information; in some subjects, over 20 criteria are used for the comparison. It therefore offers guidance in the almost infinite variety of courses. In the process, prospective students can choose the criteria for selecting their HEI themselves to suit their personal interests ‒ such as good support, international orientation or strong practical orientation.”

Martin Spiewak, Editor-in-Chief of the ZEIT Study Guide: “In addition to the ranking, a whole host of background information, tips and tests provided in the study guide help all those interested in embarking on a degree programme to make an informed choice.”

The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. In addition to providing facts about academic studies, teaching and equipment, the ranking also features students’ opinions about study conditions at their HEI.

The ZEIT Study Guide 2016/17 is now available from retailers for € 7.95. The complete CHE University Ranking can also be retrieved from ZEIT CAMPUS ONLINE at By applying numerous interactive search options, users can adapt the ranking to their individual study needs to find the right higher education institution. ZEIT CAMPUS ONLINE is the new online service of the ZEIT publishing group. It offers students a central port of call for all life and orientation issues concerning higher education and careers at

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