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CHE Ranking, ZEIT Student Guide 2018/19

CHE Ranking takes a close look at study environment

In the latest university ranking, the Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University (HFU) was once again awarded top grades by the students. The ranking which appeared in the ZEIT 2018/19 Student Guide on 8 May 2018, was produced by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE).

The Furtwangen Faculty of Computer Science is in the top group of all Computer Science courses in the German-speaking area for "General study environment", "Completion of degree within reasonable timeframe",  "Initial study support", "Workplace relevance" and "Support from teaching staff". Besides Furtwangen, only three other Computer Science degree programmes in this year's ZEIT Student Guide were awarded the "green points" which indicate the highest category. Computer Science students at HFU have been giving us top grades for many years now:  in the two previous CHE rankings in 2015 and 2012, we also did outstandingly well.

Background
The CHE University Ranking is the largest and most detailed ranking in the German-speaking region, with over 300 universities and over 10,000 programmes being examined. Every year a third of the courses are newly evaluated. In order to do this, students complete detailed questionnaires. This year, in universities of applied sciences, only Computer Science and Nursing Sciences were re-evaluated. For Computer Science, 77 universities of applied sciences in Germany and Austria were compared.

Furtwangen Computer Science in the Top 10 in 2018 University Rankings

In their regular "Uni Rankings", Wirtschaftswoche Magazine ask, "Which universities produce the best graduates?". To get the results, they ask more than 500 HR managers in small, medium and large companies. Computer Science at Furtwangen University is in the top 10 in Germany according to the current ranking issued by Wirtschaftswoche in January 2018.

Wirtschaftswoche comments: "It's worth it to choose your university carefully. Because a degree from the right "Alma Mater" will improve your career chances." According to the questionnaire, HR managers in German companies pay attention to whether graduates have experience in project work and whether they are aware of current problems in the field - and are able to solve them.

Rankings in previous years

Computer Science at HFU stands for high workplace relevance

In the latest university rankings Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University (HFU) once more rated very highly

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) produced the ranking which appeared in the ZEIT Study Guide 2015/16 on 5 May 2015.

Computer Science in Furtwangen is in the top group of all computer science courses in the German-speaking region in the categories of "Workplace relevance", "Study begin" and "Completion of degree within reasonable timeframe". In the categories of "General study environment", "Support from teaching staff" and "International orientation", Computer Science also received good grades. In addition, the Furtwangen students rate the IT infrastructure as very good.

The CHE University Ranking is the largest and most detailed ranking in the German-speaking region with over 300 universities taking part. Every year a third of the degree programmes are newly evaluated: this year that meant that mathematics, computer science, physics, pharmacy, geography, geosciences,sport/sport sciencs, political science, medicine and dentistry were surveyed. At universities of applied sciences, only computer science and nursing sciences were re-evaluated.