Good marks for the HSG The German Centre for Higher Education (CHE) has published its latest rankings. Business administration and economics at the HSG come off very well. 5 May 2014. The CHE University Rankings do not draw up actual position tables like other international university rankings; instead, they use three categories: top group, middle group and end group. Viewed in this light, they have to be regarded as “ratings” rather than “rankings”. They evaluate more than 300 universities and other institutions of tertiary education in the German-speaking area. This includes 2,500 subjects and 7,500 degree courses. The latter are primarily rated by the students themselves. The subjects of business administration and economics as taught at the University of St.Gallen occupy a position each in the top group of the evaluation criterion “Overall study situation”, as they did in the previous evaluation of 2011. A top position was also awarded in the categories “Studyability” and “International orientation”, “Third-party funds per academic”, “Professional relevance” and “Scientific relevance”. The CHE University Ranking describes itself as “the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German higher education institutions“. Besides facts about degree courses, teaching, infrastructure and research, it includes student ratings of studying conditions at their universities. The rating is primarily intended to enable prospective students to compare degree courses in accordance with their interests.