Top positions for the Hertie School in CHE ranking

The public policy university receives high marks in research and teaching in Germany’s biggest independent university ranking.

In Germany's largest independent university comparison, the CHE University Ranking, the Hertie School has received top marks. In a comparison of German universities’ departments of political science, the Berlin-based public policy school achieves top rankings in the categories of standard period of study and third-party funding per researcher. Almost every Hertie School student completes their master's degree within the standard period of study (98 per cent), according to the comparison. In addition, researchers raise over €109,000 per capita on average in research funding. 

This is the first time that the Hertie School has taken part in the comparison. The widely-known ranking compares more than 10,000 degree programmes from over 300 universities across the country in the areas of study, teaching and research, and includes the opinions of 120,000 students on their universities.

Cornelia Woll: High-quality framework conditions in research and teaching

“Since our institution’s foundation 20 years ago, our goal has been excellence at an international level. Our aim is to provide high-quality framework conditions in teaching and research, as well as close dialogue between students and professors. The Hertie School's top positions in the independent CHE ranking in the categories of standard period of study and third-party funding show that our school has a recipe for success,” says Hertie School President Cornelia Woll.

The comparison is based on the Hertie School’s four master’s programmes in public policy, international affairs, data science for public policy and the part-time Executive Master of Public Administration, as well as the school’s general framework conditions for research and teaching.

About the CHE University Ranking

The CHE University Ranking has been published for 25 years and is the most comprehensive and detailed comparison of universities in the German-speaking world. The ranking includes students' assessments of the study conditions at their university as well as facts about studying, teaching and research for more than 10,000 degree programmes at German universities. It is published annually in the ZEIT Study Guide and on HeyStudium by ZEIT ONLINE. Almost a third of all degree programmes are evaluated in the ranking. 

Find the full results for the Hertie School on the HeyStudium webpage (in German).

For further information on the Hertie School’s master’s programmes, visit the individual programme pages:
Master of Public Policy
Master of International Affairs
Master of Data Science for Public Policy
Executive Master of Public Administration