Landshut University of Applied Sciences once again top

Study and support services perform superbly in the 2020/21 CHE university ranking

"Die Zeit" published the current results of the CHE ranking at the beginning of May. Landshut University of Applied Sciences once again made it into the absolute top group of German and Bavarian universities.

This year, the CHE university rankings examined the subjects Social Work, Business Informatics and Engineering and Management, among others. Landshut University of Applied Sciences achieved excellent results in the three areas both in the student evaluations and in the facts on teaching and research, and compared to German universities, is almost exclusively found in the respective top group ratings.

University of Applied Sciences performs very well in numerous categories

The teacher support and support in studies, courses offered, rooms and library in particular were rated positively. However, Landshut University of Applied Sciences also ranks among the leaders in the areas of IT infrastructure, contact with work environment and overall study situation. Top rankings in Social Work in the "Overall study situation", "Rooms", "Contact with work environment" and "Exams" categories with an average score of 1.75 are particularly pleasing in a Germany-wide comparison.

Business Informatics also took the lead in the ranking with a score of 1.55 in the "Overall study situation", "Teacher support", "Courses offered" and "Job market preparation" categories. In a combination of the six categories "Overall study situation", "Contacts with professional practice", "Support by lecturers", "Support at start of course", "International focus" as well as "Students overall", Landshut University of Applied Sciences took sole first place in the Business Informatics course.

The four courses of study in Engineering and Management were also rated as outstanding: in eleven out of 20 criteria, Landshut University of Applied Sciences achieved top positions nationwide and, with a range of scores between 1.5 and 1.8, is also at the top of the ranking outside Bavaria. The top criteria here cover all areas of ratings, from support during the study entry phase, the courses offered, the overall study situation, the international orientation, career orientation services and graduation in appropriate time. An overview of all results as well as detailed information on the individual courses of study programmes can be found at

Support for all students

University President Prof. Dr Fritz Pörnbacher spoke of a great result, which he attributes above all to the commitment of the lecturers at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences: "We attach great importance to providing our students with intensive support. This has become even more so especially during corona. We are excellently positioned digitally and are therefore in a position to provide all students with the greatest possible online support during the current digital semester."

The Centre for Higher Education Development surveyed around 120,000 students for the CHE ranking. More than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences (HAWs) as well as dual universities and universities of cooperative education were examined. The CHE university ranking is therefore the most comprehensive and detailed university comparison in the German-speaking world. In addition to facts about studies, examinations, teaching and research, the ranking also includes assessments by students about the study conditions and support in various areas at their university. This includes, for example, job market preparation, scientific or practical relevance, rooms, library facilities and IT infrastructure.

The application phase for all courses of study with open admissions at Landshut University of Applied Sciences is currently underway, including Business Informatics and Engineering and Management. All the information regarding applications is available at

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