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Top marks in CHE ranking 2017/2018

The School of Business and Economics has once again performed excellently in the Centre for Higher Education’s (CHE) current university ranking and is ranked among the best for business law, information systems, industrial engineering and management, and business studies.

Information systems and business studies were each awarded top marks in two categories. Both subjects were praised for the support offered at the beginning of study programmes, as was industrial engineering and management. In addition, information systems was rated highly for the number of its research publications, and business studies for the high number of students completing their degree course within a reasonable time. Business law also scored well in this category. Law was in a strong mid-table position in the categories of doctoral degrees, research funding acquired and the support offered at the beginning of study programmes.

The CHE collects data for its university ranking once a year. One third of the subjects are re-evaluated each time. Information from more than 300 universities and institutes of higher education in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands is incorporated into the ranking. In addition to data on studying, teaching, equipment and research, the ranking also includes assessments by students regarding the study situation as well as the reputation of the subject areas among the professors of individual subjects.

The full list of results of the ranking

Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015

Excellent placement in Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015

The School of Business and Economics achieved excellent results in the Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking 2015. In this ranking, which looks at the field of economics, the School’s economists are rated as some of the best researchers in the German-speaking world, coming in at number 11 in Germany. In the part of the ranking that focuses on individual researchers, Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede and Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, PhD, are included in the top 200 for their lifetime achievements. The School’s young researchers also did well, with Prof. Dr. Christian Merkl and PD Dr. Boris Hirsch ranked among the top 100 economists in the German-speaking world under the age of 40. The ranking, which is conducted for Handelsblatt and Verein für Socialpolitik, is based on a points system that assesses the number of publications and the reputation of the journals in which they are published. It is revised once every two years and covers all economists from German speaking-countries, including those who are based abroad.

More information on the ranking (German)

Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking 2014

FAU and School of Business and Economics among top 25 in the German-speaking world for business studies (Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking 2014)

FAU is rated among the top 25 research universities in the German-speaking world in the Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking, which focuses on business studies. In addition, Prof. Dr. Nadine Gatzert (Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management) and Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge (Chair of International Management) both appear in the rankings of individual researchers, which rate the top 100 best research contributions, the top 100 researchers under 40, and the top 250 international lifetime achievements. The ranking has been published once every two years since 2010 and rates the strongest research institutions in the field of business studies in the German-speaking world. The study is based on international standards for evaluation in the field of business studies. To produce the ranking, Handelsblatt collects data on all studies that researchers from German-speaking countries have published in the most important business journals. In addition to the number of publications, the quality of the journals in which they appear is also considered. The School of Business and Economics was already ranked in the top 25 in 2013.

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CHE Ranking 2014

Business and economics at FAU among the best (CHE 2014)

The School of Business and Economics at FAU achieved outstanding results in the latest university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE). FAU is rated among the top universities for research, international orientation and study conditions. Business and economics at FAU also achieved good results in the individual subject ranking, and is rated above the average in almost all areas, from the range of courses to the library facilities. ‘Overall our students have given us an excellent assessment – and we are delighted,’ says Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede, speaker of FAU’s School of Business and Economics.

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