Who we work with


Selected reference projects of the last years.

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Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (HLUAS)

CHE Consult accompanied HLUAS during its foundation and start-up phase and supported it in developing its profile. Most recently, we conducted a study on the development of the number of first-year students and students and investigated opportunities and challenges.

Coburg University

In preparation for a new university development plan, we accompanied a strategy day with 150 participants and four thematic forums with different methodologies. We advised the university management, moderated the day and opened it with a speech on Change.

University of Stuttgart

We designed and conducted a detailed and department-specific leadership workshop for the Finance Department. The aim was to strengthen the leadership team and create a common understanding of leadership in order to be able to implement “modern leadership”.

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola zu Bochum

In the years 2016 to 2022, we carried out structured implementation controlling for the university strategy project “THGA 2022” at the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola zu Bochum. We surveyed the implementation status of concrete strategic measures.

University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg

Together with ZEvA, the “Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur”, we advised and supported the Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance in its “Quality Offensive” project. The aim was to improve the university’s self-control capacity and public perception.

Kehl University of Applied Sciences

We supported Kehl University of Applied Sciences in developing content for its new Structure and Development Plan 2023 – 2027 in an extensive and participatory process. Our focus was content-related and strategic consulting on teaching, research and continuing education.

Academy of Sciences Hamburg

In collaboration with the WIFO, we prepared a study that shows how Hamburg can become the Science Metropolis of the North. In order to achieve this goal, we determined that a consistent increase in research and innovation intensity in...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

With funding from the BMBF, we conducted a study on the internationalization of non-academic staff at Higher Education Institutions in Germany. The effects of measures aimed at recruiting more staff with international backgrounds were investigated and recommendations developed.

CEC Saar

As external consultants, we steered a process that resulted in a cooperation agreement between the University of the Saarland and the University of Applied Sciences of the Saarland in the area of continuing education.

Centre for Higher Education Development (gCHE)

As a corporate spin-off of the non-profit CHE Center for Higher Education Development, we regularly cooperate with our parent organization to conduct studies and surveys, as well as draft reports, for example, on topics ranging from admission requirements to...

ETH Zürich

For the ETH Zurich, in cooperation with the foresight company Z_punkt, we developed the „Strategy 2021 to 2024“ as a policy-guidance framework for the coming years, with and for the Department of Collections and Archives.

European Commission – EACEA

Together with ICF Consulting, we produced the Erasmus+ Higher Education Impact Study for the European Commission (EACEA). The study measures and analyzes the impact that the Erasmus+ programme has on students.

Babelsberg Film University

The Babelsberg Film University, together with CHE Consult, drafted a successful funding application for the Female Professors Programme III.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

On the basis of empirical data we investigated the effects of financial support for students on both domestic and foreign recipients. In a report, we identified key success factors and performance indicators.

Goethe Institute

In cooperation with the Goethe Institute, we conducted a survey that investigated the question of where and when foreign students studying in Germany acquired their German language skills.

HAWK Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen

CHE Consult supported the HAWK Holzminden in a strategy process to increase the attractiveness and future viability of the Green Building degree program through a new, strategic orientation.

University of Fine Arts (HBK) Essen

We supported and advised the HBK Essen in the development of a forward-looking business model as well as in all essential areas of internal organizational development.

University of Fine Arts (HfBK) Dresden

Based on the know-how of the HfBK‘s employees, we designed a risk management system for the university that allows for a practice-oriented and university-specific handling of risks.


We support HIS eG HISinOne in the area of project coordination and administration as well as process management for the segments of application and admission, students, as well as of event and exam management.

University of Applied Sciences Aalen

In the run-up to the introduction of a campus management system, we conducted an organizational and process analysis for the university. A model was created on the basis of which the requirements for an exam administration process could be...

University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt

CHE Accompanied the university during its foundation and start-up phase. CHE Consult also supported the development of concepts and proposals for the profile of the new university, the focus being on topics of the study programme portfolio.

University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück

We have supported the university in several projects at the faculty and institutional levels. Our consulting services focused on questions of strategy development and analyses of the school’s potential.

University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

In 2018 and 2019, we supported the University of Applied Sciences in Zittau/Görlitz with the development of a comprehensive HR-development concept.

German Rectors‘ Conference (HRK)

In cooperation with the “Project nexus” of the HRK, we have prepared an extensive report that analyses models for the design of the study-entry phase for first-year students. The report identifies examples of best practice and describes success factors.

Catholic University of Eichstätt (KU Eichstätt)

For the KU Eichstätt, we designed and implemented leadership training for faculty managers and advised the university on setting up an internal continuing education organization.

Kühne Logistics University

Based on agreed framework goals, we designed a strategy process with the KLU. One of the tasks was to present a research strategy. The model for steering the university was designed across several levels.

Max Planck Society

We conduct trainings, as well as group-based and individual coaching for member organizations of the Max Planck Society. The topics which we address during these session are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are oriented to the respective needs...

Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Northrhein-Westfalia (MAGS)

For the MAGS, we are currently conducting a preparatory study for a new project called “FutureCampus” in the Ruhr region. Through data analyses, case studies and interviews with experts, potential means of implementation and examples of good practice were...

SRH Campus Dresden

For the SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin, we examined possibilities for the continued strategic development of its Dresden campus as part of a market and potential analysis. As a result, we put forward three development scenarios for the...

hdw nrw Network

We have moderated future workshops and accompanied a working group for the network of the HEI Didactics in Continued Education (hdw nrw). A process map, scenarios, structure trees and RACI matrices were developed for quality management.

Schwabenbund e.V. (Swabian Association)

Ten Swabian colleges and universities, as well as the board of the Swabian Association have signed a declaration of intent to form the basis for stronger cooperation and we were responsible for the moderation of the preparatory process.

City of Rinteln

For the city of Rinteln, we developed a concept for the further development of the city as a location for HEIs. The basis of the concept was the analysis and presentation of the regional higher education landscape, the demand...

German Donors‘ Foundation (Stifterverband)

Within the framework of the Quality Circle for Academic Success, the Stifterverband worked with selected universities to develop strategies and measures to promote academic success. We coordinated and accompanied the work.

Mercator Foundation

In intervals of several years, we conducted analyses for the Mercator Foundation on the development of the educational and scientific sector in the Ruhr metropolitan region. Most recently, we evaluated the programmes “meet!” and “SCHULWÄRTS!”.

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

We have collaborated with the OWL on various projects. Among other things, we prepared market and potential analyses for eight courses of study and conducted a survey on the topic of continuing education.

Georg Agricola Technical University (THGA)

Together with the THGA, we have worked out the added values and unique selling points of the university for various stakeholders and developed a strategy for the future on this basis. We also accompany the annual implementation controlling of...

University of Bielefeld

We are accompanying the University of Bielefeld in the development of a mission statement that formulates the vision and mission of the newly emerging Faculty of Medicine.

Universities Finland

In Finland, we piloted our data-driven approach to student success by monitoring master’s degree programmes at 14 universities. The contract partner in the “Kandipalaute” project was Universities Finland (UNIFI).

Zeppelin University

Based on document analysis and interviews, recommendations for action were developed for the further development of the area of audit management at the university. An optimized process was developed for the particularly prioritized area of PO changes.