For prospective students and potential employers in the German-speaking world the CHE ranking is one of the most influential for the German higher education landscape. Our University's departments and degree programmes regularly achieve excellent scores in the different categories under evaluation. The ranking is conducted annually by Centrum for Higher Education Development and published by German newspaper 'Die ZEIT' both online and in its Studienführer, a special publication for readers looking for a degree programme. The digital version makes it possible to compare subjects and institutions according to a set of individual parameters.
Very pleasing results for the University of Passau were published in the new ranking for 2020/21 of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). Detailed information on the individual subjects can be found on this page and in the official press release.
Faculty of Law
In 13 of 14 categories surveyed among students, the Faculty of Law is positioned in the nationwide leading group. Top marks were awarded in the categories 'Overall study situation', 'Courses offered', 'IT infrastructure' and 'Support from teachers', among others. The University's law revision programme was awarded a grade of 1.3, thus setting the standard throughout Germany (average mark: 2.0).
The business administration department achieved average results in most of the categories assessed among students in the nationwide comparison.
In the area 'Degrees within a reasonable period of time' the business administration department belongs to Germany's top group.
The Information systems department achieved further leading rankings for the University of Passau.
This top rating by students is given in the areas of 'Support at the beginning of studies', 'Quality of rooms', 'Support for studying abroad' and 'Career orientation offers', among others.
CHE Ranking (05/2017): Passau’s Law programme achieved a Germany-wide top score in the categories 'Overall study situation' and 'Teacher support'. Passau's Information Systems students also showed themselves very pleased with the overall study situation. Business Administration was in the leading group in the categories 'Graduation within a reasonable time' and 'Courses offered'.
CHE rankings (11/2015): Passau's M.Sc. Computer Science was found to be among Germany's best degree programmes in the field, based on a survey among master's students conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). The basis for the evaluation was a survey among master's students.
CHE rankings (05/2015): Passau's study options in political science were rated 'excellent' by students in a survey for the newspaper Die Zeit, placing it among the best German-speaking departments in the category. Computer Science students at Passau complete their studies relatively quickly; this has led to the faculty being placed in the leading group for 'Graduation within appropriate time' among Computer Science faculties in the German-speaking world.
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