European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

ACQUIN - Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute

Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungsinstitut e.V.

Admission valid until: 2021-06-30 (listed since 2009-04-08)
Based in*: Germany
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Holy See, Kazakhstan, Kosovo¹, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Oman, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Reports by the agency: https://www.acquin.org/de/akkreditierte-studiengaenge/
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: www.acquin.org
Address: Brandenburger Str. 2
95448 Bayreuth
Contact Person: Stefan Handke
Phone: +49 921 530390 77
Fax: +49 921 530390 51
Email: handke@acquin.org

Information on the agency's work

ACQUIN is a registered association whose members are higher education institutions, professional associations and business companies. Its core competence is the evaluation and accreditation of study programmes for different types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Germany and abroad as well as evaluation and accreditation of quality management systems in HEIs (system accreditation) and institutions (institutional accreditation). ACQUIN’s central concern is to promote and anchor quality culture in higher education.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Programme accreditation in Germany
  • System accreditation in Germany
  • Programme accreditation abroad
  • Institutional accreditation abroad
  • Certification procedures in Germany and abroad
  • Certification of further education as far as it concerns offers that are part of higher education
ENQA membership: Full member


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*   This is the country in which the agency has its registered address. Information on the formal status of the agency and its decisions in the country's education system should be obtained from the competent national authorities.
**   List of EHEA countries where the agency has evaluated, accredited or audited higher education institutions or programmes during the past five years. This information is provided by the agency for informational purposes, in order to allow users to identify which agencies have experience with working in a specific higher education system. It does not necessarily imply formal recognition of the agency's results or decisions in those countries.
1 All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, on this site shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.