Awards and Rankings

Simply excellent – the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences

The H-BRS excels in many areas: it is involved in international exchange between the students and with other universities; it provides optimum tuition and learning facilities on its campuses and regards Equal Opportunities not only as a challenge, but also as a chance. By the way, this view is shared by many others: this is not only confirmed by the steadily increasing number of our students, but also by a number of excellent ratings and achievement awards.

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First place for H-BRS in terms of student contentment

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg produces very satisfied graduates: according to a new study of the Institute for Applied Statistics (ISTAT), it leaves all other universities in North Rhine-Westphalia behind in terms of student contentment. More>> (German)

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Computer Science with Top Results in CHE Master's Ranking

The Master's programmes at the Department of Computer Science received good ratings in the ranking of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). Computer Science was particularly convincing in the categories of study organisation and courses offered. In addition to the current results, around 20 degree programmes of the H-BRS are represented from previous surveys. More>> (German)

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Shaping diversity: H-BRS receives certificate from the Stifterverband

In a two-year process, the H-BRS underwent the Diversity Audit of the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) and received the "Shaping Diversity" (Vielfalt gestalten) certificate and much praise for its diversity strategy and the numerous measures that are now being implemented. More>> (German)

Hack-A-Sat 2020: Siegerehrung mit projizierten Logos der drei Erstplazierten. FluxRepeatReport sind auf Platz 3.

To the moon and back – online at the Hack-A-Sat

A photo of the moon secured the FluxRepeatRocket team - made up of the best hackers from H-BRS, Ruhr University Bochum plus an expert from Stuttgart – the tidy sum of 20,000 dollars in prize money. The team had come third in the final of the US Air Force's Hack-A-Sat contest. More>>

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Top scores for business psychology in CHE Ranking 2020

Excellent results for H-BRS in the university ranking of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE): The degree programme Business Psychology receives high scores from students. The degree programmes Business Management and Business Information Systems also perform very well.  More>> (German)

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Strong finish

The survey "Study and Career in NRW" lists an above-average number of graduates of the H-BRS in the standard period of study, as well as excellent values in study satisfaction and a higher proportion of those who pursue a Master's degree after the completion of their Bachelor's degree. More>> (German)

University permanently certified as family-friendly

For the fifth time, H-BRS has undergone the process of being audited by berufundfamilie Service Gmbh. Following the most recent certification, H-BRS has now been allowed to permanently carry the "audit familiengerechte hochschule" certificate as of 10 December 2019. More>> (German)

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University team German Champion at RoboCup German Open 2019

The H-BRS b-it-bots team has won the championship title at the RoboCup German Open: In the @work league the computer science students won by a large margin. The team around computer science professor Paul Plöger also did well in the @home league. More>>

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H-BRS scores again in the national CHE ranking

Good grades for the Department of Computer Science in terms of feasibility of degree programmes, international orientation, study situation, and links to professional experience from the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). More>> (German)

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Professor Lehmann receives Ars legendi Award

Professor Dr. Klaus Lehmann from the Department of Natural Sciences receives the renowned Ars legendi Faculty Award for Excellent University Teaching in chemistry from Stifterverband (association of German donors) in 2018. More >> (German)

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Top of the Pops: Students award H-BRS high-class certificate

Thousands and thousands of students evaluate universities and degree programmes year after year on In the resulting ranking on the study portal of March 2018, the university effortlessly climbs the winner's podium. More>> (German)

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H-BRS in Wirtschaftswoche ranking in the top ten

For the university ranking of Wirtschaftswoche, over 500 HR managers from small, medium-sized and large companies were asked from which universities they prefer to recruit graduates. Within the framework of this study in January 2018, the subjects Computer Science and Business Information Systems of the H-BRS were selected in the top ten. More>>

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Innovative University: Campus to World

Since July 2017, H-BRS has held the title of “Innovative University” after beating a number of competitors in the national and regional competition of the same name. More >>

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Equalization of H-BRS in the top ten

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) is one of the top universities nationwide in terms of equal opportunities. The university secured the seventh place in the CEWS ranking. H-BRS has improved by 43 places compared to the previous ranking. more>> (German)

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H-BRS is one of the "Excellent Places" in 2017

The EPICSAVE project of the H-BRS is one of the prize winners in the innovation competition "Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas" of this year. In line with the competition motto "Being open-minded - so that something new can unfold" EPICSAVE demonstrates how experimentation, curiosity and the courage to change thinking can arise forward-looking innovations in the training of emergency responders. more>> (German)

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H-BRS scores well in 2017 CHE rankings

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg achieved good ratings in the university rankings produced by the Centre for University Development (CHE). This year, the focus is on Business Management and Business Information Systems, both study programmes scored well for their excellent international orientation. more>>

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H-BRS flies high as a "role model university"

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University has once again performed outstandingly in the "Startup Radar" study by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (donors' association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany). In the league table of medium-sized universities - institutions with between 5,000 and 15,000 students - the university is ranked in eighth place. If only universities of applied sciences are considered, then H-BRS holds third place.​ more>>

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H-BRS re-assessed as a family-friendly university

Certification through the "Family Friendly University Audit", which the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences has held since 2007, was renewed in October 2016.​ more>>

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H-BRS scores at analytical framework of MIWF

The NRW Ministry of Science has published a comparison of the performance of state universities in North Rhine-Westphalia in July 2016. The departments of Computer Science and Natural Sciences of the H-BRS score well at the research success. more>> (German)

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H-BRS scores in CHE rankings in May 2016

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg achieved good ratings in the university rankings produced by the Centre for University Development (CHE), which was published on 3 May in the new ZEIT 2016 Study Guide. The University and District Library achieved a top position in both faculty surveys. more>>

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Pioneers in international orientation

Winter 2014: The Master’s degree programmes in "Controlling and Management" and "Innovation and Information Management" at H-BRS’ Department of Management Sciences have been awarded the best rating for international orientation by the Centre for University Development (CHE). more>> (German)

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Seal of quality for international orientation awarded to H-BRS

Winter 2014: On 1 December 2014, at the close of a department conference on internationalisation in Berlin, Marijke Wahlers, Head of the Department of International Affairs at the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), awarded a prize to our university for its involvement with the HRK audit 'Internationalisation of Universities'. more>>

H-BRS re-certified as a family-friendly university

Summer 2014: The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences has been certified as a family-friendly university without any interruption since 2007. In summer 2014 it was re-certified for the second  time, after 2010, for the next three years. H-BRS was founded as a female-friendly university and has since been extended to become a gender neutral and family-friendly university. more>> (German)

H-BRS wins prize awarded by Stifterverband

Summer 2014: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg has won the competition "Innovative Early Study Phase" run by the Stifterverband and by the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation based on their project "HBRS StartGut". "HBRS StartGut" is aimed at facilitating the early study phase for freshers and thus, at improving study success. more>>

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Excellent grades for study situation and practical relevance by CHE

Summer 2014: This year the study programmes in Business Administration, Business Management, Technical Journalism and Business Information Systems have been assessed in accordance with the university ranking published by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in the latest ZEIT Study Guide. more>>

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CHE Ranking 2013: Study programmes of H-BRS once again in the top league

Summer 2013: In the current ranking, numerous study programmes of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, are once again riding high. The ranking focused on the degree programmes in Chemistry, Biology, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in particular. more>>

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Success in the Management Cup

Autumn 2012: Our University was ranked among the Top 10 in the first Management Cup carried out by the German “Wirtschaftswoche” magazine, a nation-wide business simulation game. Students from the Department of Business Administration helped our University to come 10th in the competition, thus attaining a higher rank than any other university in the German Land of North Rhine-Westphalia. more>>


Student Satisfaction: Top ranks and awards

Autumn 2011: Students have given very good ratings to our university in two surveys: in the Study Quality Monitor (SQM) of the University Information System (Hochschulinformations-system - HIS) and in the StudiVZ online portal. Among other things, the two surveys dealt with study quality, conditions and practical relevance of study, but also with the students’ personal study situation. more>>

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Research focus health tourism: award for "Selected Location 2011"

Summer 2011: The research project "health tourism" from the Department of Business Administration on Sankt Augustin Campus has won an award in the contest "365 locations in the land of ideas" (365 Orte im Land der Ideen), organised by the location initiative "Germany - land of ideas" in collaboration with Deutsche Bank. more>>

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ProMINT-us: Success in the "Bund-Länder-Programm"

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is one of 17 universities in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia that will be funded from the 2011/2012 winter semester within the framework of the "Quality Pact for Teaching", supported by a joint programme of the Federal Government and the federal states of Germany ("Bund-Länder-Programm"). more>>

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2011 University Ranking by Universum and Kelly OCG

Spring 2011: Job prospects, study programmes and degrees. Personnel managers were surveyed concerning the German university landscape. In 2011, H-BRS is among the Top 10 in the categories of "Business Administration" and "Business Information Technology". more>>

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Student satisfaction: H-BRS ranked third

Summer 2010: In the winter semester, Universum Communications, in collaboration with more than 100 universities, interviewed approximately 20,000 students on their university experiences, employer preferences and career expectations. Just as last year, the students gave very good ratings to the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences. more>>

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Company representatives rate universities

This year, more than 5,000 company representatives have been requested to rate the German university landscape. H-BRS is among the Top Twelve in Business Administration and Business Information Technology. more>>

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Best provider of apprenticeships for biology lab assistants

Autumn 2009: In 2009 H-BRS was honoured by the Bonn Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for excellent training performance. Wojciech Leszynski, biology lab assistant and best apprentice of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, won this award. more>>

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Students give excellent ratings to their university

Summer 2009: At no other university in Germany are students more satisfied than at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS). This is confirmed by the representative survey carried out by the Universum Communications consultancy. more>>

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Computer Science takes the lead in CHE university ranking

Spring 2009: Every year the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) conducts a university ranking that is published in the study guide of the ZEIT magazine. This study guide is mainly intended to serve as an orientation aid for people holding a higher education entrance qualification (Abiturienten) as well as first-semester students. Of the range of subjects taught at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, only Computer Science was reassessed in the latest ranking - achieving outstanding results. more>>

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StudiVZ gives good ratings to H-BRS

Winter 2008: In the extensive university survey carried out by the computer platform StudiVZ all across Europe, users ranked the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) fifth (grade 1.9) among their German-language universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of co-operative education. Major criteria include the practical relevance of the study programmes as well as the library and accommodation facilities. more>>


H-BRS takes national lead in supporting company foundation

Winter 2008: In the survey "Framework Conditions and Characteristics of Academic Support for Company Foundation at 100 German Universities of Applied Sciences", conducted by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, our university, which attained 70 out of 100 points, was ranked first in North Rhine-Westphalia and fifth in Germany. The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg achieved outstanding results in the categories "training for company founders and entrepreneurship support" as well as "company foundation activities". more>>

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University and District Library is top in German BIX library index

Summer 2008: H-BRS and District Library is top of the league among academic libraries in the latest German BIX Library Index, the national liberary ranking. more>>

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European E-Quality Seal 2007

Summer 2008: The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg was one out of eight German universities to receive the European E-Quality Seal from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). more >>

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H-BRS study programmes in the 2008/2009 university ranking

Spring 2008: Again, the study programmes provided by H-BRS achieved excellent results in the university rankings conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in collaboration with DIE ZEIT. more >>

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Family-friendly university audit

Spring 2007: The university was certified as a family-friendly university. H-BRS has taken various measures to provide students and employees with family-friendly work and study conditions. more >>