The CHE ResearchRanking (CHE-ForschungsRanking) is based on comprehensive data that is collected through the annual studies for the CHE UniversityRanking. The ResearchRanking focuses exclusively on university-based research and aims to make the research activities of these universities transparent throughout Germany.
Apart from per-capita research indicators which are also listed in the CHE UniversityRanking (e.g. third-party funding per academic), the ResearchRanking also includes absolute values (e.g. total amount of third-party funding). This method allows both the absolute amount of research output as well as efficiency to be analysed.
The results are presented in both detailed and aggregate form. In addition to rankings for individual indicators, subject-related rankings are also compiled.
Compilation of the ResearchRanking strictly follows the CHE ranking principles
- no aggregation of individual indicators or an aggregate value for one university overall, but a subject-based presentation of the results.
- no weighted aggregate value for the research performance of a single faculty, but analysis of individual indicators
- no individual ranking positions, but profiles of universities that are strong in terms of research.
You can download an explanation of the methodology used to compile the CHE UniversityRanking on the right-hand side. The special analysis of research aspects is explained in the respective working paper about the CHE ResearchRanking. You will find the current CHE ResearchRanking working paper under "Publications".