"The greatest challenge was probably that the accreditations of several degree programmes, spread out across all five faculties, were close to their expiration dates", said Vice President Bettina Noltenius. "My heartfelt thanks and great respect go to all those involved, who have managed this enormous workload, especially the Quality Management Section under the leadership of Thomas Reil." On a total of eleven dates, the System Accreditation Coordinating Committee (KSA) [German content] guided 51 external assessors from over 30 higher education institutions from different countries through the 27 degree programmes. Moreover, to gain a comprehensive picture of our degree programmes, the experts held intensive discussions with 155 members of the university community, including 65 students, who provided key impulses for future programme development and made detailed recommendations to the University for quality assurance. These quality assurance measures were discussed by the internal accreditation committee in September, and by unanimous decision, all 27 degree programmes were proposed to the president for accreditation.
Today's signing marks the beginning of a formal appeal period until 19 October 2023 (inclusive). The next milestone will be a second system inspection scheduled for November, during which the University's quality assurance systems will once again be reviewed. The aim is to finalise the process by the turn of the year.
Detailed accreditation reports, resolutions on quality assurance measures as well as accreditation certificates for the degree programmes assessed this year are available on the KSA website [German content].