Top Spot in CHE Rankings
In the CHE ("Center for High School Development") University Rankings for 2014/15, ZU is again ranked among Germany's top universities and colleges. In the field of economics, ZU is the highest ranked university in all of Germany. Above all, satisfaction with general study conditions and the studyability of the subjects was rated as outstanding. ZU is also in the top bracket of German universities in the areas of international orientation of study programs, students graduating in the standard period of study as well as research funds received. Additionally, ZU was rated among the leading universities in Germany as regards the range and the quality of the programs on offer, student support services, co-operation within the student body, the possibility of lecture evaluations, assistance for stays abroad, support on transition into the labor market and the quality of lecture rooms. The novelty of the economics programs on offer at ZU lies in the connection between business administration and economics with cultural studies, communication and media studies, as well as aspects of political science, and the science of public administration. The reason for this is the fact that managers and entrepreneurs are being confronted more than ever before with demands that can no longer be overcome with the functional range of classic business management alone.