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CHE University Ranking: Top marks for mathematics, geography, geosciences, biology and biochemistry

CHE University Ranking: Top marks for mathematics, geography, geosciences, biology and biochemistry

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Students are sitting at tables in the main LUH building Students are sitting at tables in the main LUH building Students are sitting at tables in the main LUH building
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Students commend organisation of study programmes and feel very well looked after.

Several degree programmes at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) have achieved outstanding results in the current CHE University Ranking. The results of the ranking were published today in the ZEIT university guide 2024/25 at heystudium.de/ranking. In the subjects mathematics, geography, geosciences, biology and biochemistry, LUH has placed in the top-ranking group for numerous categories.

Within the scope of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) ranking, students evaluate the conditions in their faculty. The evaluation also includes other parameters related to teaching and research, such as the amount of funding acquired and the faculty’s equipment. Every year, a set of subjects is re-evaluated. For 2024, the subjects from LUH’s study programmes that were evaluated were biochemistry, biology/biosciences, chemistry, geography, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics, political science, sociology and sports/sports science. The subjects medicine, nursing science, pharmacy and dental medicine were also assessed as part of this round; however, these are not offered at LUH.

Mathematics, geography and geosciences performed outstandingly in the student reviews. The students gave their faculties top marks, with very high points for support with their studies, teaching-staff supervision and support, organisation of study programmes, course offers and IT infrastructure. All three subjects are also strong in terms of research capacity, with top-notch ratings for publications per scientist (mathematics and geography) and the number of doctorates per scientist (geography and geosciences). Geosciences is also particularly successful in obtaining external funding.

The biochemistry and biology students have also given their faculty a good report card. In the student reviews, the subjects are among the frontrunners in terms of organisation of study programmes and support with studies. The biology students also praised the strong support for stays abroad and the opportunities to participate in field trips.

A very positive result is that LUH students across all the subjects assessed are very satisfied with the organisation of study programmes and with the library resources and equipment. LUH also places well in all the subject areas with respect to support for new students (seven times in the top-ranked group, five times in the mid-range group). The subjects political science and computer science also demonstrate research strength, with a very high number of doctorates per professor.

The CHE university ranking evaluates more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences in German-speaking countries. Drawing on the responses of roughly 120,000 students, it is the most comprehensive and detailed comparison of universities in these countries. The complete ranking and further information can be found at heystudium.de/ranking. The ZEIT university guide 2024/25 is available in shops or online at www.zeit.de/studienfuehrer for €11.95 from Sunday, 4 May.


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