Student surveys are conducted periodically for various purposes at the University of Münster. In addition to the surveys listed below, centrally coordinated student surveys are also administered in multiple faculties.
Degree programme survey
As part of the re-accreditation procedure, all students who are currently enrolled in the degree programme seeking re-accreditation are surveyed. The results of these surveys are then shared with the departments and faculties in order to complete the re-accreditation application, as well as maintain and improve the study conditions. For more information on the re-accreditation of degree programmes, visit the corresponding webpage on the WWU website, as well as MyWWU.
CHE Ranking: student survey
Student surveys are conducted annually as part of the CHE Ranking. The participating departments are evaluated on an alternating basis every three years. In November 2021, these included the bachelor’s degree programmes in the subjects of German studies, psychology and Romance studies. The survey of master’s degree students enrolled in psychology was conducted between January and June 2022. For more information on the CHE Ranking, click here.
In the winter semester 2020/21, a combined student-instructor survey was carried out to evaluate the first-ever “digital semester” in WWU history in the prior summer semester 2020. The survey was conducted as part of the nationwide cooperation project “Success factors in digital higher education” (EdiHo), coordinated by the Institute of Applied Statistics (ISTAT).
The student questionnaire was thematically aligned with the instructor questionnaire, which allowed for cross-comparison from various perspectives. The aim of the survey was to identify what functioned well and what didn’t during the first entirely digital semester at the WWU, and where students and instructors believed there was potential for improvement in digital teaching-learning formats. The results could also provide useful insights for continuing successful digital elements after pandemic-related restrictions are lifted. The survey’s field phase began in the second half of October 2020 and lasted approximately six weeks.
A total of almost 6,000 students and instructors took part!
You can view the results via the following links:
Summary of the survey results “Success factors in digital higher education” (EdiHo) – University report by the University of Münster
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“The Student Survey in Germany” (SiD)
“The Student Survey in Germany” (SiD) is a newly developed online survey which will be conducted nationwide every four years in the future. While university participation is voluntary, the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia have pledged to participate in the survey. The BMBF-funded survey is conducted by the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in cooperation with the Higher Education Working Group of the University of Konstanz and the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW). The survey combines the former Social Survey (DZHW/DSW), the BEST Studies (DZHW/DSW) and the Student Survey (University of Konstanz) into one, whereby the survey frequency is reduced. Consequently, the survey addresses a broad thematic spectrum ranging from the students’ social and economic circumstances, health impairments, challenges and framework conditions of study to career prospects and societal values (for more, click here).
The first survey was administered in the summer semester 2021. Over 5,000 students took part! For more information, click here.