Following very good results in studies on bachelor’s degree programs in computer science, Hof University of Applied Sciences now also impresses in the new CHE University Ranking in the area of computer science master’s degree programs. Especially in the category “Contact to professional practice” excellent ratings were achieved.
As of now, the current assessments of master’s students in Germany are published in the CHE ranking on ZEIT Online. Various criteria of their studies are evaluated. Together with the facts on research and teaching, the CHE University Ranking thus offers orientation for the choice of a place to study in these subjects. The master’s students assess, among other things, the “general study situation,” the “courses offered,” and the “study organization.
All theses with practical relevance
Hof University of Applied Sciences achieves a good 8 out of 12 points in the evaluation of practical relevance in the area of computer science master’s degree programs. In addition, a full 100 percent of the final theses are directly related to practice
Our students are not only very well looked after at our family university, but it is our claim to familiarize them very intensively with potential employers and their requirements during their studies. The success of this approach and the work of our teachers in this area is confirmed in the current survey. I am very pleased about this.”Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann, university president
“Our students are not only very well looked after at our family-oriented university, but it is our aspiration to familiarize them very intensively with potential employers and their requirements during their studies. The success of this approach and the work of our faculty in this area is confirmed in the current survey. I am very pleased about this,” said University President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann.
Aligned with the needs of the labor market
The Faculty of Computer Science at Hof University of Applied Sciences itself is also satisfied with the good result: “In view of the greatly changed challenges in the world of work, we will continue to develop our courses at the highest level in the future. The link to the practical professional world is of course of particular importance here. Our students can rest assured that excellent career prospects are open to them on the German and international job markets,” say Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Thomas Schaller and Dean Prof. Dr. Andrej Bachmann in unison.
About the CHE ranking
In the new comparison of master’s programs, up to eleven criteria are evaluated, depending on the subject. More than 5,000 master’s students nationwide assessed, among other things, the “general study situation”, the “teaching offer” and the “study organization”. The students’ assessment of the “scientific relevance” provides information on the extent to which the master’s program offers the opportunity to deepen scientific work and to come into contact with important and innovative research results. For the subjects mathematics and computer science at universities, facts are collected on the research funds per scientist as well as the publications per scientist and the doctorates per professor. They provide an overview of the research performance at the departments. At universities of applied sciences / HAW, a fact indicator shows how intensive the contact with professional practice is. The results of the facts and judgments are assigned to a top, middle and bottom group