SRH University Heidelberg Scores Well in U-Multirank International University Comparison The University Achieved Top Rankings in the Areas of International Orientation and Regional Engagement
Heidelberg, 15 June 2020
In the U-Multirank global comparison of universities, SRH University Heidelberg received very good evaluations for a number of indicators. In the criterion of international orientation, the university achieved an A, the top grade, for the percentage of international academic staff. The mobility of students abroad and the percentage of international master degree programmes also scored above average. Regionally, the private university is very well connected. SRH University Heidelberg occupies a top position at 68.8% in regional joint publications. This translates into 60.5% of bachelor’s degree students and 57.5% of master’s degree students finding jobs in the region. In the area of knowledge transfer, the university earns good grades amongst others for the number of companies that are founded by graduates.
“The positive evaluations in this ranking demonstrate that our university is more than just a hub for diversity in research, teaching and learning, but also our international students have outstanding job prospects because of the good networking with companies throughout the region,” said Prof. Dr. Carsten Diener, President of SRH University Heidelberg.
U-Multirank, an initiative of the European Commission, evaluated quality criteria for nearly 1,800 universities in 92 countries this year. More than 100,000 students participated in the ranking.
CHE University Ranking – SRH University Heidelberg Gets Top Marks
Heidelberg, 5 May 2020
The CHE University Ranking is a very detailed assessment of hundreds of thousands of students at German and Austrian higher education institutions, regarding all aspects of their university - there are numerous features considered, including teaching, the programmes, equipment, research, support and more. Each year different fields of study are assessed and then reassessed every 3 years in a cycle. This year contained business-related topics, whereas other subjects offered at the university will be assessed in the coming years.
SRH University Heidelberg received top marks from its students majoring in Business Administration and Business Law in the latest CHE University Ranking. The university scored in the top group for the criteria of support, study organisation, and exams. Praise was accorded in both majors for very good contact with the industry. In addition, the Business Administration students were very satisfied with the support provided during their studies and for stays abroad, courses offered, support during the practical phase, and job market preparation. Students majoring in Business Law particularly praised the overall study situation and contact with the industry. The Business Psychology major was included in the CHE University Ranking for the first time this year. Support during the study entry phase and contact with the industry were evaluated as very good in this major at SRH University Heidelberg.
“We are delighted by the outstanding achievement of our university in the current CHE University Ranking,” says Prof. Dr. Carsten Diener, President of SRH University Heidelberg. “We want to equip our students for success by giving them the skills they need for their future careers. The fact that we score so well in the criteria of support and practical phase support, reaffirms this approach.”
SRH University Heidelberg teaches according to the CORE Principle (Competence-Oriented Research and Education), which puts the focus on the students and gives them skills for their professions in a targeted way. “In our study model, students concentrate on a subject for five weeks, then take an exam. These exams are practice-oriented and measure precisely the skills the students will need for their future careers,” explains Prof. Dr. Carolin Sutter, Head of the SRH Academy of Higher Education. “The good evaluation by the students for these criteria shows that they appreciate this approach.” The students give positive mention, especially to the way exams are spaced out over time, the transparency of the system, and the match between the courses offered and the exam requirements.
The results in overview:
Business Law Ranked in the top group in the criteria of study situation, study organisation, contact with the industry , exams, and rooms; the ratings in this major make SRH University Heidelberg one of the best universities in a Germany-wide comparison. “Extremely motivated instructors and very good connection to practice,” writes one student in the detailed evaluation in the ranking.
Ranked in the top group in the criteria of courses offered, study organisation, support services, support in studies, exams, stays abroad, job market preparation, rooms, and support during practical phase. Support during the study entry phase and the international orientation are also above average. “One of the aspects I appreciate most about SRH is the teaching method, which is very engaging and interactive,” says one student.
Very good evaluations in the criteria of support during studies and contact with work environment.