CHE ranking

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CHE - Center for Higher Education
Abbreviation CHE
Formation 1994
Type NGO, Think Tank
Purpose Educational accreditation
European Consortium for Accreditation
Jörg Dräger

The CHE University Ranking, first published 1998, is the one of the most comprehensive and detailed rankings of higher education institutions in Germany. It includes 35 subjects and therefore serves more than three-quarters of all first-year higher education students. In addition to facts about study programs, teaching, equipment, and research.

The ranking furthermore includes the assessments of 250,000 students on the study conditions at their HEI as well as an evaluation of the reputation of the departments by professors of the individual subjects. Since its launch, the CHE University Ranking has provided a fair, informative and qualified information for both the primary target group of first-year students, existing students, and for HEIs. All results are freely available on the Internet.[1]


In 1998, the CHE published its first ranking in co-operation with Stiftung Warentest. The first ranking solely analyzed the subjects business administration and chemistry. In subsequent years, the range of subjects analyzed has been continually expanded. From 1999 until 2004, the ranking was issued with the German magazine Der Stern. Since 2005 it has been published by the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit.[2] The CHE's is responsible for conception, data collection and analysis. The co-operation partner DIE ZEIT is in charge of publication, sales and marketing.


  1. ^ "CHE Ranking International". Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ ZEIT ONLINE GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. "University Ranking 2012/2013 for Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria". Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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