Subjects Taught at Freie Universität Berlin Did Well in Latest CHE University Ranking

Business Administration, Economics, and Law Were Reassessed

№ 149/2014 from May 05, 2014

In the most recent CHE University Ranking, subjects at Freie Universität Berlin were again rated very well. New achievements were recorded, particularly in the field of business administration. The university also reached the top group in economics and law, as in the last assessment of these subjects in 2011.

In the CHE Ranking one third of the subjects are re-evaluated each year. The subjects evaluated this year are business administration, economics and political economy, law, social work, media studies, computer science in economics, industrial engineering, and business law, many of which are not taught at Freie Universität Berlin. According to CHE, more than 300 universities and universities of applied science in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are evaluated. In addition to facts related to the classes taught, teaching methods, facilities, and research, the rankings also include the results of surveys of some 15,000 professors and 200,000 students.

For the following subjects, Freie Universität is represented in the top groups of the indicators (overall assessment and student opinion):

Subject: Business Administration

  • Graduates in the norm period of study (bachelor's degree)
  • Graduates in the norm period of study (master's degree)
  • International orientation (MA)
  • Internationally visible publications
  • IT infrastructure

Subject: Law

  • Libraries

Subject: Economics

  • International orientation (MA)

More reviews of subjects at Freie Universität in the top group of the CHE rankings (subjects not newly reviewed in 2014):

Subject: English Language and Literature/American Studies

  • Overall study situation
  • Study organization
  • International orientation
  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Range of courses offered
  • Support for stays abroad
  • Research orientation
  • Libraries
  • IT infrastructure
  • Rooms

Subject: Education

  • Overall study situation
  • Career orientation and practical relevance
  • Doctorates
  • Third-party funds per academic
  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Support for stays abroad
  • Research orientation
  • IT infrastructure
  • Rooms

Subject: German Studies

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • International orientation
  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • Doctorates
  • Research reputation

Subject: History

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Doctorates
  • Third-party funds per academic staff

Subject: Psychology

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • International orientation
  • Doctorates
  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • Support for stays abroad

Subject: Romance Languages

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • International orientation
  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • IT infrastructure

Subject: Chemistry

  • Publications per professor
  • Inventions per 10 scientists
  • Involvement of students in teacher evaluations

Subject: Geography

  • Third-party funds per scientist
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Earth Sciences

  • Support for students when going abroad
  • Career orientation and practical relevance
  • E-Learning

Subject: Computer Sciences

  • Third-party funds per scientist
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Communication Studies / Journalism

  • Third-party funds per academic staff

Subject: Mathematics

  • Study organization
  • Publications per professor
  • Third-party funds per scientist
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Medicine (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)*

  • Third-party funds per scientist
  • Research reputation

* Students' judgments were not included

Subject: Pharmacy

  • Publications per professor
  • IT infrastructure
  • Rooms
  • Research orientation
  • Equipment in training labs

Subject: Physics

  • Study organization
  • Inventions per 10 scientists
  • IT infrastructure

Subject: Political Science

  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • Research reputation
  • Doctorates per professor
  • Internationally visible publications

Subject: Dentistry

  • Doctorates per professor

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