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Accreditation – a seal of quality for our degree programmes

Accrediting degree programmes serves quality assurance in education. The process also aids comparisons and rankings alongside other universities in Germany and abroad.

The aspects evaluated include:

  • Fundamental concept, subject matter and teaching 
  • The programme’s objectives
  • Teaching staff
  • Student progression between admission and graduation

The German accreditation process: The German Accreditation Council  (comprising members of the Conference of University of Applied Science Rectors and the Conference of Ministers of Culture) is the central decision-making body of the Foundation for Accrediting Degree Programmes in Germany. Its task is to accredit and oversee the accreditation agencies, which in turn accredit degree programmes.

A decision by the German Federal Constitutional Court on 17 February 2016 led to the further development of the German accreditation system. The contract drawn up between the federal states for organising a joint accreditation system to assure the quality of studying and teaching at German university of applied sciences – “Studienakkreditierungsstaatsvertrag” – came into force on 1 January 2018.

The accreditation process has consisted of two steps since then:

  • First, the university of applied sciences appoints an authorised agency to conduct an evaluation and compile an accreditation report.
  • Then, the Accreditation Council decides on the accreditation by means of an administrative (public law) act.

You can check the accreditation status of the degree programmes at Kempten University of Applied Sciences on the relevant degree programme webpages.

You can also find a list of all the accredited degree programmes and universities of applied sciences with accredited systems on the German Accreditation Council’s website.

Accreditation agencies