Gero Federkeil has a university degree in Sociology from the Universität Bielefeld. He has been Research Assistant at the Institut für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik (Population Research and Social Policy Department) of Universität Bielefeld and Assistant at the German Science and Humanities Council. Since 2000, he is affiliated to the CHE (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung – Centre for Higher Education Development) where his main activities concern ranking, performance indicators, evaluation and quality assurance. Within the ranking, he works in particular on indicators related to the relevance of study programmes in relation to the labour market as well as on coordination of the international expansion of the CHE Ranking.
Catherine Dehon, et al.
University rankings are “hot”. Some universities, policy makers and journalists seem to take them quite seriously. At the same time, however, they are also fiercely criticized. The best known worldwide rankings tend, for instance, to have a strong anglo-saxon bias and tend to give insufficient valorisation to human sciences. More info