Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute - ACQUIN
The Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute ACQUIN is a registered association with recognised non-profit status. Its 160 members are higher education institutions, professional associations and business companies. The institute operates under the license of the German Accreditation Council and is thus empowered to award its quality seal to study programmes (higher education, continuing education) which have successfully undergone accreditation.
The core task of ACQUIN’s work is to promote the quality of study programmes in all disciplines in order to ensure the highest quality, to create market transparency, to increase the attractiveness of HEIs/VET for foreign students and to promote the comparability of academic degrees in Germany and abroad. The institute is participating in multiple co-funded projects, including capacity building, policy reforms, strategic partnerships and Sector Skills Alliances.
At European level, ACQUIN is registered in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR), is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance (ENQA), as well as of many other professional associations and networks (CEENQA – Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, EUA – European University Association, INQAAHE – International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education).