ACQUIN - Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute

Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungsinstitut e.V.

  • Substantial compliance with the ESG

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). ACQUIN’s central concern is to promote and anchor quality culture in higher education.


Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Certification of further education (offers that are part of higher education)
  • Certification procedures in Germany and abroad
  • Institutional accreditation abroad
  • Joint programme accrediation
  • Programme accreditation abroad
  • Programme accreditation in Germany
  • System accreditation in Germany

Higher education systems where ACQUIN carried out external QA activities


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