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MSc Web Science: Excellence in Teaching

Top Scores in CHE Ranking

CHE_ranking_150_o_rgb.pngIn Germany's CHE Ranking 2015/2016, the department of computer science at the University of Koblenz-Landau earned top scores for its teaching. Especially the categories "studying situation as a whole" as well as "supervision by lecturers" received excellent ratings.

The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) mentioned that teaching at the faculty of computer science stands out from the crowd due to its multidisciplinarity, hands-on trainings, and transfer of key competencies such as rhetoric or project management. In addition, students can choose parts of their courses by themselves and thus follow their individual interests and goals. Lecturers provide individual feedback and prepare students for exams. 

But the faculty of computer science excels not only in teaching, but also research: On average, each researcher collects 126,000 EUR external funding and publishes 4.2 articles per year. By this, the faculty reaches fourth place among the German universities.

The CHE ranking is the largest and most detailed ranking in the German speaking region. 2,300 German students participated in the ranking of 2015/2016.

Landmark in the Land of Ideas

In 2015, the Master Programme in Web Science has received the renowned federal award "Landmarks in the Land of Ideas". The competition’s slogan was „Urban Space. Rural Space. Cyberspace!“ By this, the initiative „Germany – Land of Ideas“ and Deutsche Bank honored ideas and projects aiming at the challenges of the digital transformation.

An independent jury of 18, supported by an advisory board, elected 100 winners in six categories: Economy, culture, science, environment, education, and society. The jury was impressed by the interdisciplinary approach of the Web Science programme and was convinced that it empowers students to understand and master the technical, social, political, and commercial challenges of the web. Laudators praised the vision and supra-regional impact of the programme as well as the integration of all areas, from economy over science to culture and the society.

Nationwide more than 1,000 research organisations, companies, start-ups and associations have submitted their trendsetting projects. The Master's Programme in Web Science is the only study course that received an award in 2015.