AHPGS is a legally-recognised and independent non-profit accreditation agency based in Germany.
The aim of AHPGS’s program accreditation is to evaluate subject-specific concepts on which study programmes are based and to assess the quality of the programmes and their teaching. Additional goals are to ensure the quality of the study programmes, to promote flexibility and coherence within them, and to improve the transparency of the German higher education system.
Regarding institutional audits, the aim is to provide higher education institutions (HEIs) with the possibility of enhancing their internal mechanisms and quality management processes. It determines whether, and to what extent, higher education structures and control functions serve to achieve their set aims. The procedure also provides an improved tool for the management of the HEI and can be used as a non-binding precursor to institutional accreditation or system accreditation, as well as to increase competitiveness.
AHPGS is currently undergoing a targeted review coordinated by ENQA. More information can be found here.
AHPGS’s most recent external review report can be found here.
The external review report to AHPGS’s partial review can be found here.
AHPGS is registered on EQAR.