Center of Higher Education Development Consult GmbH (CHE)




CHE Consult GmbH (www.che-consult.de) is a private consulting company, a spin-off from the non-profit Centre for Higher Education. Since 2001, the consulting company has been working with higher education institutions, research institutes, science authorities and foundations that wish to improve the higher education and research system and prepare for new challenges. The employees of CHE Consult have extensive experience in consulting in many areas of higher education management and in the conduct of scientific study projects on various topics in higher education.

CHE Consult is actively involved in a number of EU projects. It currently coordinates the EU tender measuring the impact of the ERASMUS programme on all students, alumni, staff, HEIs and employers, with a special emphasis on employability (Effects of Erasmus mobility) and acts as a partner institution in six Tempus projects. In all these projects, CHE Consult is in charge of the methodology, quality assurance, designing indicator sets, labeling, rating and benchmarking methods to allow for assessment of internationalization aspects in higher education. Moreover, CHE Consult also developed memo©, a unique tool to measure the real outcomes of mobility and analyze the added value of student participation in mobility programmes.

CHE Consult is responsible for the quality assurance of the Tempus IRIS project. The continuous assessment of the project progress is conducted on three levels, focusing on the general project outcomes, different project procedures and activities and outcomes for the individual participants. CHE Consult developed individual quality monitoring tools to be used over the course of the project to evaluate the results of individual project work package deliverables (on-line surveys and evaluation forms to evaluate results of project workshops and study visits in the framework of WP1-4). For each of the tools, a standard report was prepared, based on the method of pre and post evaluation to show the contribution of the IRIS project to the knowledge and attitudes of the target groups. Moreover, the first project progress survey was conducted on-line among all project partners in July/August 2013. Subsequently, the first project progress evaluation report was prepared and sent to all project partners in September 2013. Delivery monitors were used in the project progress report to evaluate and control the delivery of WP1 and WP2 on 4 perspectives: effectiveness, efficiency, punctuality and involvement.