StudyCheck Category Award 2022 – Thank you so much!

Karlshochschule continues to be one of the most popular universities in Germany. This is shown by its current ranking on Germany's most influential study program evaluation platform "StudyCheck". After a top-10 place in the 2020 rankings, this time Karlshochschule was honored as the second most popular university in the category for universities with less than 5,000 students in the whole country. As a university that according to its own mission statement is committed to "market proximity", it is above all our aspiration to educate people through excellent teaching and the support of students who are ready to take responsibility and want to make a difference in the world – our motto is "Let's make a Difference".  

We are very happy about the positive feedback of the students, who rated “Karls” with 4.4 out of 5 possible stars – and our 95% recommendation rate gives us great confidence to continue to work hard towards our high standards and aspirations. We are aware that we are far from perfect, but what we can honestly say is: "We care about every student, we really believe in and live the values we talk about, and we do our best." 

Our thanks go to the staff and lecturers, whose tireless work makes this high quality possible in the first place and for whom the "Karls" is much more a passion than a workplace. We would also like to thank all of our cooperation partners who inspire us again and again, make us question ourselves and get great projects off the ground together with us. But our thanks also go to the students, not only for taking the time to give us critical feedback again and again, but also for making this high quality possible together with us, in the sense of quality as a relationship event.

For us, quality is about more than control loops, indicators, and statistics - for us, quality is what is lived: quality as a culture. It makes us particularly proud to receive feedback like this:

“In particular, the Karl's as a place has gained importance in my memory. [...] As a place with its rooms, its atmosphere, its spirit, the Karlshochschule invites you to deepen yourself socially and intellectually, to let yourself drift and contemplate. Here an armchair, there a couch corner, in every room group tables and at any rate every room always accessible for personal learning and study sessions. The interior design, like the teaching philosophy or the mentality of the staff, creates spaces and relationships that resonate. Pools in which energy can accumulate and flow. No one has to remain alone and unheard at the Karls, no one has to call out into an empty space where no one listens and initiative fizzles or fade away as they do at many other universities. The Karls resonates, it lives and breathes and responds. It has the potential to become an intellectual home, a point of orientation for the future path of life and a gathering place where forces and ideas can develop and do so again every day. Looking back, I can't think of a better place to grow spiritually, mature, and thrive in an undergraduate program." (Former Student)

We say: thank you so much!