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Top positions in the CHE ranking

The degree programmes of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria have taken part in the CHE rankings every year since 2010 and have always received good valuations.

The university ranking of the Centre for University Development (CHE) is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking  world. More than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences have been assessed. Alongside data about programmes, teaching, equipment and research, the ranking covers evaluations of the conditions for study at each university.

Many different factors influence a student’s choice of university. The choice of the right university, given the great variety of programmes, is particularly difficult for many applicants. Decisive factors for all applicants are the quality of the education, international reputation and good job prospects. The results of the CHE ranking provide a good overview of these factors and promote transparency when comparing the different higher education institutions in Austria and Germany.

All ranking results are online: http://ranking.zeit.de

CHE-RANKING 2015 IT in focus: School of Informatics, Communication and Media, Hagenberg

The Hagenberg School of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has once again demonstrated its leading position in IT education. The programmes of the School for Informatics, Communications and Media received top evaluations from students. Best marks were in the categories general study conditions, study entrance, supervision by professors, contact with students, range of programmes, quality of lecturers and practice-orientation. Hagenberg is also among the leaders in support for study abroad, library facilities, IT infrastructure and rooms. There were also top assessments for completion of study within a reasonable time and for pre-study courses.

Thus Hagenberg is top of the assessed universities for applied sciences. The CHE this year assessed more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

CHE-RANKING 2014 Business Management in focus: The School of Management: Steyr

Master’s programmes awarded top evaluations in all five categories

The Master’s students at the School of Management in Steyr are very satisfied with the programmes. The conditions of study, the range of programmes, studiability, supervision by professors and  internationality were assessed. The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria was a leader in all five categories.

Students praised in particular the practice-orientation of course content, the learning of social skills, the dedication of professors, acquisition of advanced subject knowledge and the technical facilities.

´With this excellent evaluation in the CHE ranking the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has demonstrated once again that it is one of the best, bearing comparison with the leading German universities. Congratulations!´ says Member of State Government Doris Hummer.

The following Master’s degree programmes were assessed:

CHE-RANKING 2014 Business Management in focus: School of Management, Steyr

Bachelor’s degree programmes leaders in all five categories

In the categories "General study conditions", "Studiability", "Supervision by Professors", "Internationality" and "Practice Orientation" the Steyr Bachelor programmes are leaders. Dean Prof. DI Dr. Margarethe Überwimmer emphasises: "We are well on the way to establishing ourselves as an internationally-recognised Business School. We are very pleased that the students recognise our achievements in teaching, research and internationalisation."

Living internationalisation

The School of Management makes internationality a priority with its c. 100 partner universities in 46 countries worldwide. Each semester around 70 students from partner universities spend a semester in Steyr. At the same time we give all our students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities. About 100 courses are already held in English. The Bachelor and Master programs in Global Sales and Marketing are taught entirely in English.

CHE-RANKING 2013 Technology in focus: School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences: Wels

The engineering programs of the School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences in Wels received top marks for the overall conditions of study, infrastructure and for the programs on offer.

"The State of Upper Austria and the University of Applied Sciences have been doing an excellent job for many years. We would particularly like to thank the professors and researchers at the four campuses for their commitment and innovative energy. Without them the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria would not be the best in Austria for teaching and research.", say President Reisinger and State Education Advisor Hummer. 

CHE-RANKING 2012 IT in focus: School of Informatics, Communication and Media, Hagenberg

Best marks for Hagenbergs Master programmes

Once again the university has confirmed its top ranking in IT education. In the CHE ranking of Master’s programs the IT courses in Hagenberg were given outstanding evaluations in most categories. The CHE assessed 33 IT departments at universities and universities of applied science in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands

The CHE delivers the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. For the IT Master’s ranking the CHE assessed feedback from around 2,200 students studying IT in a Master’s program. The nine Master’s programs at the School of IT, Communication and Media in Hagenberg received best marks in 10 of the 12 categories.

The Master’s students of the university in Hagenberg awarded "their" university top marks in several areas. Not only were the overall study conditions highly praised but also the categories of range of programs, studiability, supervision by professors, teacher evaluation, IT infrastructure, transition from Bachelor to Master studies as well as practice-, career- and scientific relevance got the thumbs up.

CHE-RANKING 2011 and 2010

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria already achieved top marks in the CHE ranking in 2011 for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes as well as in the CHE Master’s ranking of 2010.  President Dr. Gerald Reisinger on this success: "This ranking shows yet again that investment in our expansion is money well spent and is also an important confirmation of our concept as well as incentive for further work."