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Freie Universität Berlin Scores with Internationality and Research Performance

CHE Reassessed English and North American Studies, German Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Education, Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry

May 25, 2016

Students at the orientation days for new international students at Freie Universität Berlin.
Students at the orientation days for new international students at Freie Universität Berlin. Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher

In its most recent university ranking, the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) certified various subjects at Freie Universität Berlin excellence in internationality. CHE particularly highlighted the transnationally oriented subjects English and North American studies and German language and literature. The university also obtained top rankings with regard to research achievements in the disciplines German language and literature, Romance languages and literatures, education, and psychology. These were all of the subjects in which indicators were examined for research performance.

The president of Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, said, "The consistently high marks for the international orientation of the degree programs is confirmation for the university's successful work in competing as an international network university." Alt stressed moreover that the CHE Ranking confirms the research strength of Freie Universität.

In the CHE Ranking one third of the subjects are re-evaluated each year. The subjects evaluated this year are English/North American studies, German language and literature, Romance languages and literatures, education, psychology, biology, and chemistry. According to CHE, more than 300 universities and more than 2,700 academic departments, more than 10,000 degree programs, more than 30 subjects were evaluated. Assessments by students were also taken into account.

The CHE University Rankings are documented online at www.zeit.de/hochschulranking.

This text was originally published in German on May 2, 2016, as a press release by Freie Universität Berlin.