One of the most important mechanisms within the framework of the reform of the Bologna process and the US Guidelines for HE is the development and application of qualification structures for all areas of higher education and, in particular, in the quality assurance of higher education programs. The organization of a primary qualification framework and the national qualification requirements related to it thus promote and stimulate:
International transparency, by describing the degree programs by means of corresponding concepts and thus making the degrees easier to understand.
International recognition of degrees: The understanding of degrees and of common concepts in the description of capabilities and know-how form the basis for universities and institutions of higher education for mutual recognition of their respective study programs. Transparency and recognition.
The international mobility of students
In order to take into account the changing requirements for universities and provide reliable guidance to students, employers, as well as universities, quality assurance and accreditation procedures were introduced worldwide. The accreditation of a course of studies involves the guarantee of technical quality standards and the verification of its professional relevance. Accreditation can be awarded as a system accreditation or as a program accreditation.