The Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN) is a registered association with recognised non-profit status. Its members include more than 150 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Germany and abroad as well as professional and trade associations.
ACQUIN’s goal is to carry out nationwide and cross-university accreditations of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in all disciplines in order to ensure a high quality of degree programmes, to create market transparency, to increase the attractiveness of HEIs for foreign students and to promote the comparability of academic degrees.
The internal structures of ACQUIN and the composition of its committees promote the implementation of objective procedures lead to objective results and thus increase their acceptance. Independent representatives of professional practice and students are members in the committees and are thus involved to an appropriate extent in the decision-making processes.
ACQUIN is now undergoing an ENQA-coordinated external review. More information can be found here.
ACQUIN’s most recent external review report can be found here.
ACQUIN is registered on EQAR.