Many different factors influence a person´s individual choice from a vast variety of schools and study programmes. Often, people go through a complex and difficult decision-making process. However, the quality of the education they receive, the international reputation of their school of choice, and good job prospects are decisive criteria for all applicants.
This is a short, exemplary list of rankings and surveys. More details concerning the well-known CHE-ranking can be found at https://www.fh-ooe.at/en/about-us/qualitaet/rankings/che-ranking/.
Since 2010 the study programmes of the FH Upper Austria have participated in the yearly CHE-evaluations and have consistently achieved top scores. The university ranking of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking area. It evaluates more than 300 Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. Besides factual criteria concerning studies, teaching, equipment, and research, the ranking includes the assessment of study conditions by students. The results of the CHE-ranking provide a very good overview of all these criteria and are useful for the orientation of applicants by offering transparency in comparison and selection among the diverse offers in higher education available in Austria and Germany.
The FH Upper Austria is known to virtually all companies surveyed (99%) and generally has a very good reputation. These are the results of a Spectra-survey conducted in the summer of 2014 among 200 companies. 94% of the companies acquainted with the FH Upper Austria consider it to be modern and innovative offering a high-quality education. 93% consider the FH Upper Austria study programmes to be in line with current trends and demands. According to 81% of the respondents, the FH Upper Austria is also known for its research activities.
In the 2014 ranking put together by CEOs and human resources executives, the FH Upper Austria came in first in 6 out of 10 ranked categories: automation and electronics, informatics and software, processing technology, engineering (miscellaneous), financing and accounting, as well as management and IT. In the five previous years the study programmes of the FH Upper Austria always came in first.
In 2014, Human Resource Executives also ranked the best study programmes in the country in the Austrian Magazine „Format“. With an overall grade of 2,26 the FH Upper Austria came in second among all Austrian universities. The master´s programme „Supply Chain Managment“ offered at the Campus Steyr was ranked first.
Some general criticism concerning university ranking: Rankings use a large variety of criteria to evaluate the quality of research and teaching as well as the development of the faculty at any given institution. Some rankings offer ranking lists with individual ranking positions and others rank universities in different groups. University rankings can be used as a source of information for high school graduates, students, universities, employers, and other interested parties.
We urge all applicants to get their own personal impression of the FH Upper Austria on site. You are very welcome to participate in our info days and to personally talk to students and faculty members on campus.
Get your own impression. https://www.fh-ooe.at/en/study/information-events/open-days/