European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

AHPGS – Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences

Akkreditierungsagentur im Bereich Gesundheit und Soziales

Admission valid until: 2019-02-27 (listed since 2009-10-07)
Based in*: Germany
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Oman, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland
Reports by the agency: http://ahpgs.de/english/reports/
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: www.ahpgs.de
Address: Sedanstrasse 22
79098 Freiburg
Contact Person: Georg Reschauer
Phone: +49 761 208 5330
Fax: +49 761 208 53316
Email: ahpgs@ahpgs.de

Information on the agency's work

The AHPGS promotes the quality and transparency of universities and their study programs through accreditation procedures in Germany and abroad. AHPGS is accredited by the German Accreditation Council. In 2016, the Swiss Accreditation Council authorised AHPGS to conduct procedures of programme accreditation and institutional accreditation in Switzerland according to Swiss law (“Higher Education Act, HEdA”). Since 2015, AHPGS has been entitled to carry out audits at universities and colleges in Austria in accordance with § 22 (2) of the Austrian Quality Assurance Act.

Specialisation: The focus of AHPGS' work is the external quality assurance of Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the area of Health and Social Sciences.
External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Programmes accreditation in Germany
  • System accreditation of higher education institutions in Germany
  • Accreditation and evaluation of study programmes abroad
  • Accreditation and evaluation of higher education institutions abroad
  • Institutional audits
ENQA membership: Full member


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