ZU in CHE Rankings 2011/2012
In the 2011/12 CHE University Rankings, Zeppelin University placed among Germany's top universities and colleges. In the category of Communication & Cultural Sciences it came 1st in the country (up from 8th the previous year).
The Communication & Cultural Sciences programs at ZU were ranked in 1st place, ahead of all other universities – even established and renowned institutions such as the University of Music, Theater and Media in Hannover (survey from 2011/12). By comparison, in the 2008 rankings, ZU’s Communication & Cultural Sciences programs came in 8th place.
* Name of previous program. In the fall semester of 2018, the MA CCM was replaced with the MA AMC (a comprehensive overhaul of the MA CCM).
About the ranking method: One third of the subjects are evaluated on a rotating basis each year in the CHE University Rankings. 2011 was the turn of Law, Economics, and Sociology, as well as Media Studies, Communication Sciences, and Social Work. The ranking is considered the most comprehensive and detailed of its kind in German-speaking countries, and is also being implemented in other countries. More than 300 universities and technical colleges were assessed in the process. Alongside data on the study program, teaching approach, equipment, and research, the ranking also factors in the opinions of more than 250,000 students relating to the study conditions at their university. The weekly newspaper “DIE ZEIT” publishes selected data about the students' evaluations, about research indicators and about the universities' reputations and their facilities in their “ZEIT Studienführer 2011/12” (“ZEIT study guide 2011/12”).
Based on the results of the German Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities' “Cum Laude” competition, the Communication & Cultural Sciences program at Zeppelin University (ZU) is one of the best study programs in the country. The same program also achieved a top place in CHE's (Center for University Development) “Vielfältige Exzellenz 2011” (Diverse Excellence 2011) rankings.
At the final of the German Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities' “Cum Laude” competition in Berlin, ZU was one of nine finalists out of 82 entrants, finishing third overall to win a prize of €1000. As well as this, the ZU study program was again ranked among Germany's best by the CHE (Center for University Development). In the “Vielfältige Exzellenz 2011” rankings, there was a particular focus on aspects such as research, practical relevance, international orientation and student orientation – with outstanding results for ZU.