Internationalisation of the CHE-Rankings continuing forward
The CHE UniversityRanking is becoming increasingly more international. In the 2009 ranking, for which data collection has just begun, over 100 faculties from approximately 30 foreign universities will take part. Along with universities from Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as Austrian technical universities, the CHE is also including individual universities which are particularly interesting due to their study offers for German and/or German-speaking prospective students. Included is the the tri-lingual Freie Universität Bozen in South Tyrol (computer science), which offers teaching in German, Italian and English, as well as the University of Szeged in Hungary (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) and the University of Babes Bolyai in Romania (natural sciences) with German and English language courses of study.
The CHE is also closely involved with a French initiative in the context of its European Union presidency to promote the development of a European-wide ranking based on the CHE methodology (discipline specific, multi-dimensional, and groupings instead of ranks).