Gutenberg School of Management and Economics at Mainz University achieves excellent national placements in the 2017/2018 CHE University Ranking

Top scores in learning and teaching indicators as well as in the student survey

12 July 2017

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is positioned in the top segment across diverse criteria of the current CHE University Ranking. Overall, students at Mainz University are very satisfied with their study conditions. The Gutenberg School of Management and Economics ranks in the top group with respect to all ten indicators measured in the student survey. In national comparison, JGU performs very well in the criteria "Teacher support", "Exams" (e.g., in terms of transparency of examination procedures), and "Job market preparation". For example, in the field of "Teacher support" more than 90 percent of students ranked the indicators "Social Climate between Students and Teachers" as well as "Didactic Competence of the Lecturer" as very good or good.

Mainz University has also achieved excellent results on other assessment criteria in the field of learning and teaching. The Gutenberg School of Management and Economics ranks in the national top group concerning the indicators of "International orientation bachelor's", "International orientation master's", "Graduation in appropriate time undergraduate degrees", and "Support during initial phase of studies". Furthermore, JGU students ranked the criteria "Contact with work environment", which was ranked based on a check list, very positive and in fact vastly better than the national average.

"We are deeply committed to providing our students with the best education and preparing them for the future. We are dedicated to a very high and stable quality of learning and teaching, which is reflected in the outstanding positions of our Gutenberg School of Management and Economics in the current CHE University Ranking," said Professor Georg Krausch, President of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. "Furthermore, the latest results confirm the earlier good rankings of our School of Management and Economics in the 2014/2015 report."

For many years now, JGU has been subjecting its teaching commitment to an extensive review process based on its university-wide integrated teaching strategy. With its Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC), the university established a central academic institution with predominantly strategic tasks such as advising the university administration on the design and further development of teaching and academic teaching competence, course structures, and learning conditions at JGU as well as initiating and implementing appropriate measures to further enhance learning and teaching. Furthermore, the GTC encourages reflective awareness of teaching and learning processes at all levels of the university.

The CHE University Ranking, first published in 1998 by the CHE Centre for Higher Education, is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German higher education institutions. It is strictly subject-related and multi-dimensional in that there is no overall value derived from weighted individual indicators. In addition to facts about study programs, teaching, equipment, and research, the ranking also includes the assessments of about 250,000 students on the study conditions at their higher education institutions. The CHE University Ranking does not give higher education institutions an individual ranking position but rather assigns them to three ranking groups, namely top group, middle group, and end group. In addition to facts about departments and study programs, the views of lecturers and students are also taken into account when drawing up the ranking. For the current data, more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences have been examined.