Safeguard HEI autonomy and ensure organisational calm
CHE managing director Dr Christian Berthold has commented on the motions put forward by political groups at a hearing at a meeting of the Landtag (legislative assembly) of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The hearing took place during a debate on the reform of NRW’s Higher Education Act. "From the CHE’s point of view, the most important point is to safeguard HEI autonomy and ensure organisational calm," said Dr Berthold.
Equal opportunities- the focus of quality assurance
Increasing heterogeneity among students requires HEIs to manage diversity actively. In a joint article for the journal "Qualität in der Wissenschaft" (quality in science), CHE Consult project manager Lukas Bischof and Brankica Assenmacher of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) highlight the implications for quality assurance.
CHE Consult draws up a model calculation for student potential in Master degrees
CHE Consult has drawn up a model calculation for the Master degree market using data on the development of first-year student figures. Various scenarios reveal the potential arising from the fact that there are more first-year students than ever at higher education institutions.
CHE Consult supports Berlin’s ProFiL programme for women professors
TU Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and FU Berlin have been promoting highly qualified female academics en route to professorships with the ProFiL programme since January 2004. ProFiL stands for “Professionalisierung für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” – the professionalisation for woman in research and teaching. CHE Consult has been supporting ProFiL for many years with workshops on the topic of higher education management and steering. Another round of seminars involving almost 40 young women academics is currently taking place in Berlin.
CHE Consult congratulates the OHM (Georg Simon Ohm Hochschule) on becoming the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg
The OHM became the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg on 22 March 2013. The Technische Hochschule title is a new development in Bavaria. CHE Consult supported the TH Nürnberg in the application procedure.
Finland evaluates student situation using CHE QUEST
The universities in Finland commissioned CHE Consult to implement a student survey based on the CHE-QUEST approach. This survey will be implemented at all 14 Finnish universities. The so called the YOPALA project will continue until 2015. The data from the survey is meant to reflect the student experience at Finnish universities.
CHE expert for internationalisation Uwe Brandenburg at Japan’s Meiji University
Japan’s Meiji University is staging an international conference on the topic of Assessment Tools and Indicators for the Internationalisation Processes at Universities. In his lecture, Managing Director of CHE Consult Uwe Brandenburg will be explaining how to develop and establish meaningful indicators for measuring and evaluating internationalisation processes.
CHE Consult evaluates Berlin’s equal opportunities programme
The Berlin Senate has commissioned CHE Consult to evaluate Berlin's equal opportunities programme. The CHE will be looking at whether, and the extent to which, the programme goals have so far been achieved. Programme management will also be assessed.
How is Quality Assurance developing in the European Higher Education Area?
CHE Consult is working with the Bertelsmann Stiftung to investigate the development of quality assurance (QA) in the European Higher Education Area and prepare the 2013 report on the progress in the development of quality assurance systems in the Member States and on cooperation activities at European level on behalf of the EU Commission, which is also funding the initiative. The project was awarded after a tendering process. Other members of the consortium are the European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU), a non-profit-making centre of excellence, the research and consultancy company ECORYS and the well-known consultancy firm Horváth & Partner.
Successful consulting: Universität Kassel becomes an EXIST start-up HEI
Universität Kassel is one of three HEIs to be awarded the "Business start-up HEI" label in the "EXIST-Gründungskultur - Die Gründerhochschule" (EXIST Culture of Business Start-Ups - the start-up higher education institution) competition in 2013. As with Hochschule München, which was successful in the previous round, CHE Consult supported Universität Kassel in the application phase. The university will now receive a grant of around two million euros over the next three years to implement the EXIST concept. The successful applications were selected by a 12-strong jury made up of representatives from the academic and business worlds. Applications submitted by Universität Lübeck and Universität des Saarlandes were also successful. CHE Consult would like to congratulate all threes universities on their success.