In 2010, 35% of all German Bachelor students at universitiesstopped their studies which compares to 25% four years earlier.With 19% this number is much lower at universities of appliedsciences (“Fachhochschulen”, UAS), less than half of what it usedto be in 2006 (39%).
“It is most likely that the difference in study success ratesbetween these two types of HE institutes is due to implementationissues of the Bachelor/Master system at universities,” a recentgovernment report states. UAS institutes were quicker toadapt to Bologna reforms, while universities debated the issueheatedly.
The government tries to cope with this trend and a
Cabinet supports constitution change
Right now, education Minister Annette Schavan is busy withanother project of hers: removing the so-called”Kooperationsverbot” from the constitution. Ever since majorreforms of the federal system in 2006, the national government isprohibited from directly funding education institutes.
Schavan wants to change this law and allow for a greater role ofBerlin in higher education. Today, her proposal was