Saarland University & Distance and Independent Studies Center, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation MABLE
The 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' is unique in Europe and only few universities in the world are offering comparable study programmes. This study programme provides students skills and knowledge for professional scientific work on evaluations in the fields of politics, administration, and social services.
The study programme is offered in cooperation between Saarland University
and with the Distance and Independent Studies Center
of RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Key elements of the study programme are theories, research methods and national as well as international evaluation practices. Students are taught how to design and implement evaluations in a broad variety of contexts. A case study improves the practical experiences in doing evaluations.
The study programme prepares for scientific and methodologically sound explorations of any kind of evaluation questions. It also delivers skills and insights into the practical work of commissioners and evaluation experts from the beginning of developing evaluation tasks to the end of utilizing the evaluation results. The 'Master (Blended Learning) of Evaluation' conveys key competences for monitoring, quality management, organizational development, project and programme management and opens doors to a broad variety of interesting jobs.
Other Programmes offered by Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC)
Saarland University – Rooted in Europe, Global in Outlook
Located in the south-west of Germany, Saarland University has earned an international reputation for its research in computer science and informatics and for work in the life sciences and nanosciences. The university is also distinguished by close ties to France and by its strong European focus.
Around 17,000 students are currently enrolled at Saarland University studying over one hundred different academic disciplines. More than a quarter of them are studying for degrees in the fields of law or economics, while around fifteen percent are studying medicine or dentistry. Saarland University also offers numerous programmes in literary and cultural studies and in social and applied human sciences. The range of programmes in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is particularly broad.
Many of the departments at Saarland University collaborate closely with one another in both teaching and research. University academic staff also cooperate actively with the research teams at the numerous research institutions located in the vicinity of the university.
All of the major German scientific organizations are represented on campus, which is home to two institutes of the Max Planck Society, two institutes within the Leibniz Association, two Fraunhofer institutes of applied research and two Helmholtz research centres. Compared to other mid-sized universities, Saarland University receives above-average levels of third-party funding from sources such as the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Government and the European Union.
The Cluster of Excellence in the field of informatics enjoys an excellent international reputation and the numerous awards received by many of the scientists working in the cluster are testimony to the standard of research being carried out.
Saarland University was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the French government as a bilingual university. One of the university’s most attractive features is its favourable location close to both France and Luxembourg. High-speed train services will take you to Paris in less than two hours, the city of Luxembourg is only a hundred kilometres away and it is not far to Belgium.
With its pronounced international focus and strong ties to universities in Europe and around the world, Saarland University is more international than almost any other German university. International students currently make up about eighteen percent of the student body. More than 120 nationalities are represented at the university. Saarland University maintains over 500 cooperative partnerships with institutions of higher education around the world, giving every student the opportunity to complete part of their study programme abroad.
The university has two campuses. Situated only a few kilometres from the centre of Saarbrücken in a pleasant woodland setting, the main campus is home to most of the university’s faculties and departments. Homburg, which is where the Medical School and the University Teaching Hospital are located, is about 30 kilometres from the Saarbrücken campus.
As one of Germany’s recognized family-friendly higher-education institutions, Saarland University runs two child day-care facilities on campus. Through the ‘Elite Sports Partnership’ initiative, the university also helps young top athletes balance the demands of academic study with the requirements of their intensive training regimens. All students have access to over 60 different types of sport via the University Sports Programme.
The cafés and lawns situated around the Saarbrücken campus are perfect for meeting up with friends or relaxing between classes. The surrounding woodland and the nearby wildlife park offer plenty of opportunities for a relaxing walk or an after-class run.
Cultural life at Saarland University is varied and vibrant. In addition to the orchestras and choirs in the university’s Collegium Musicum, there are numerous student theatre groups and for movie fans the Students’ Union Executive Committee (AStA) screens a film once a week.