CHE Ranking: top marks for Uni Ulm degree programmesEngineering and psychology score high

Ulm University

Ulm University has come in at an impressive fifth place in a Germany-wide comparison of the degree programmes in electrical engineering and information technology. Students awarded top scores in the current Centre for Higher Education (CHE) ranking in the categories of “overall study situation” and “support  during study entry phase”. The Ulm Psychology Department got particularly high scores for support in the study entry phase.

In the current CHE ranking, which is published annually in cooperation with the weekly magazine DIE ZEIT, the recently reviewed degree programmes at Ulm University performed exceptionally well. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in particular was able to claim a spot among the top rated universities. Included in this department at Ulm University are the undergraduate studies programmes in electrical engineering and information systems technology. Students were particularly satisfied with the area of “scientific orientation” as well as career orientation offers, digital teaching elements and exam organisation in terms of dates and opportunities for repetition.

The psychology programme, which also belongs to the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology, was again reviewed in the CHE 2022 ranking. This programme received marks of “very good” for several evaluation criteria. These include: “study organisation”, “support in the study entry phase” and “courses offered”. In a comparison of all the psychology degree programmes in Germany, the Ulm psychology programme came in among the top third. In the subject category “Chemical engineering / Applied chemistry”, Ulm University students largely rated their programme in the Faculty of Natural Sciences with “good”.

For the university ranking, which is published every year in “Die ZEIT – Study Guide”, the CHE analyses information provided by students about sub-areas of their studies. The universities also provide objective facts and information about degree programmes, teaching and research. This year, the subjects reviewed were: engineering, linguistics, cultural studies and psychology. For the first time, students were also asked about the use of digital teaching methods, including live streaming, online self-learning and the digital distribution of materials.


Text and mediacontact: Daniela Stang

Students in front of Uni West
Students in front of Uni West, the location of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology (Photo: Elvira Eberhardt)