Statistical reporting and indices

An important part of quality management at Leibniz University is index-oriented and data-based information which gives a picture of the quality of study and teaching. The information in question includes statistical data on first year students and graduates, differentiated over time and by gender and origin. From this, corresponding indices and indicators are drawn up, e.g., regarding demand, ability to study, study duration and study success.

One special feature is cohort-related study progress analyses on the level of the individual study programmes. These study progress analyses provide information on the proportion of students in a cohort that change their course of studies within Leibniz University or drop out, and show the time the courses are successfully completes.


Through participation in the index system of Lower Saxony, comparisons with other universities regarding teaching-related indicators are possible.

This index-oriented and data-based information provides evidence of particular problems or development potentials and supports the contextualisation and interpretation of the results of the various surveys and thus the consultation process relating to the derivation of measures for the further improvement of teaching and study conditions.

Since 2015, in the teaching field, for all teaching units and the various types of degree, essential data, indices and indicators taken from the study and teaching sector have been prepared in aggregated “data sheets on the study situation”, which support the processes of discursive quality development.

The body responsible for statistical reporting is the Department for University Planning and Controlling within the Executive Staff, which works in close collaboration with the ZQS’s quality management sector regarding the further development of previous reporting formats.