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News of 08.05.2018

New CHE University Ranking: up-to-date guidance for prospective students in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Nursing Science, Political Science and Sports Sciences

The subjects of Biology/Bioscience, Chemistry, Geography, Geoscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Science / Social Sciences, Sports / Sports Sciences, and Dentistry have now been updated in the national CHE University Ranking 2018. The latest results are now available online (also available in English) as well as in the printed magazine ZEIT Studienführer 2018/19 (in German only). This 300-page study guide features students’ opinions about their study conditions, and provides answers to key questions all about starting university. The guide also helps candidates to choose the right subject and university, and offers advice on applying to university and securing funding.

Martin Spiewak, Editor-in-Chief of the ZEIT Studienführer: “Today, prospective students have more opportunities than ever before. The vast number of choices available may seem quite daunting, causing applicants to worry about making the wrong decision. The aim of our study guide is to dispel their fears and to offer decision-making support. Besides the ranking, the study guide also provides all kinds of background information, personal accounts and advice. The broad approach taken by the study guide means that it will help anyone interested in starting university to make an informed choice.”

Frank Ziegele, Executive Director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education: “The CHE University Ranking has been providing detailed and reliable information about study conditions for 20 years now, and has become an important guide for prospective students. Candidates can use the CHE University Ranking to compare higher education institutions according to their individual preferences, such as good support, an international orientation or a strong practical relevance.”

Facts are given about more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences, over 2,700 departments and 10,000+ degree programmes for more than 30 subjects, as well as how they are assessed by current students: the CHE University Ranking offers the most comprehensive and sound source of information for prospective students in the German-speaking area.

The ZEIT Studienführer is now available from retailers or at for €8.95. An inserted supplement provides information about starting out on a career.

The complete CHE University Ranking is now also available 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.

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