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Centre for Higher Education Development Ranks Department of Law at Freie Universität among Best

CHE Rated Law at Top in Seven Categories

№ 076/2020 from May 05, 2020

In the most recent ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), Freie Universität Berlin performed particularly well in law. In the survey results published on Tuesday, the Department of Law at Freie Universität was ranked at the top in seven categories. They are: support during the initial phase of studies, third-party funding per academic staff, support for study abroad, facilities and equipment both in the classrooms and the library, and the IT infrastructure.

In the CHE Ranking one third of the subjects are re-evaluated each year. The subjects evaluated this year are law, business administration, economics, business informatics, business engineering, business law, social work, and for the first time, business psychology. Economics and business administration at Freie Universität Berlin were only ranked in a few indicators based on publicly available data. The university was noted for top achievements in awarding degrees in business administration within a reasonable time.

According to CHE, approximately 40 subjects at more than 300 universities and universities of applied science were 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 120,000 students and 3,000 professors.

For the following subjects, Freie Universität is included in the top groups of the indicators:

Subject: Law

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • Support for stays abroad
  • Third-party funding per academic staff
  • Rooms
  • Libraries
  • IT infrastructure
  • Individual study spaces

Subject: Business Administration

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study

More reviews of subjects at Freie Universität in the top group of the CHE rankings (subjects not newly reviewed in 2020):

Subject: English Language and Literature/American Studies

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • International orientation (bachelor's program)
  • International orientation (master's program)
  • Rooms

Subject: Biology/Life Sciences

  • Examinations
  • Support for study abroad
  • Support during initial phase of studies

Subject: Chemistry

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Organization of degree programs
  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • Support during degree programs
  • Teaching of technical/professional competence

Subject: Education

  • IT infrastructure
  • Contact with work environment (bachelor's degree program)
  • Third-party funding per academic staff
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Geography

  • Contact with work environment
  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • International orientation
  • Third-party funding per academic staff
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Earth Sciences

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • International orientation
  • Career orientation and practical relevance

Subject: German Language and Literature

  • Rooms

Subjects: History

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Doctorates
  • Third-party funding

Subject: Communication Studies/Journalism

  • Third-party funds per academic staff

Subject: Computer Science

  • IT infrastructure
  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Mathematics

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • Third-party funds per academic staff
  • International orientation
  • Doctorates per professor

Subject: Medicine (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

  • Publications per professor
  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Third-party funds per professor
  • Doctorates per professor
  • Research reputation

Subject: Pharmacy

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Equipment in the laboratories for student practice

Subject: Physics

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • Organization of degree programs
  • Library
  • Support for study abroad
  • International orientation

Subject: Political Science/Social Science

  • Proportion of graduates in the norm period of study
  • Courses offered
  • Library
  • IT infrastructure
  • Research reputation

Subject: Psychology

  • Examinations
  • Support for study abroad
  • Rooms
  • IT infrastructure
  • Doctorates per professor
  • Publications per academic staff
  • Citations per publication

Subject: Romance Languages and Literatures

  • Support during initial phase of studies
  • International orientation (bachelor's degree program)
  • Rooms

Subject: Dentistry (at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

  • Publications per professor
  • Third-party funds per professor
  • Doctorates per professor

The CHE University Rankings are documented online at www.zeit.de/che-ranking .

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