The evolution towards a more knowledge-based society and strong competition in the labour market has resulted in an increasing interest in higher education in Europe. Given the large number of higher education institutions (HEIs) and study programs on the market, choosing a program and an institution has become more difficult. As a result, many students and of course many members of the public at large are looking for more detailed, reliable and comparable information on the quality of individual study programs, faculties and HEIs. Within this perspective, QA reports are considered an important source of reliable and comparable information. Their primary function is to provide information, provision, and transparency. This tool can also support accountability, quality improvement and strategic ascendancy.
After a positive certification according to the AAC quality standards you will receive the AAC Quality Seal for accredited programs or institutions. The results, the names of the reviewers, and the assessment report are published on the AAC Homepage.
- You are a public or private Higher Education Institution recognized by the state.
- You want to have your study program accredited according to international quality standards.
In order to assist you with the accreditation procedure according to our international quality standards, we have developed an assessment guide for the accreditation of study programs, which contains all relevant quality standards for bachelor and master programs in the form of questions and definitions of benchmarks. This document serves as the basis for generating your self-assessment report.
Our assessment guidelines are in line with the following quality standards:
- the “Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area”
- the “ECTS-User´s-Guide“
- the Basic qualifications for HE “Dublin-Descriptors“
- National qualifications for HE “ENIC/NARIC Network”
- The convention on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region “Lisbon Convention”
- For MBA programs „Equal-European MBA-Guidelines“
Application form for accreditation
– Institutional Accreditation Form
– Program Accreditation Form
Please fill in the form very carefully and send it back to us to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
ESG in English Download PDF
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Translated by the Aragon Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation.
ESG in Dutch Download PDF
Translation commissioned by The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Note: If you need an ESG in another language please contact us.
The goal of accreditation in US is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
Compare: Accreditation in the United States
The AAC can support you with all your accreditation procedures by connecting you to the Representatives of AAC – education consultants, that have the necessary understanding and expertise acquired during many years of working in higher education.
These education professionals are very knowledgeable and have been contributing to the European Bologna process since the very beginning and to the American Guidelines. They have an in-depth knowledge and they recognize the needs of institutions, students, as well as the labor market.
As consultants working with and between accreditation bodies and universities, they have successfully attended many universities and institutions during the accreditation process. Their approach in consulting is based on practical experience as well as the analysis of quality assurance procedures for both types of accreditation procedures: program or institutional accreditation. Both of these accreditation procedures must adhere to national legislation and be in accordance with international requirements like the ENQA guiding principles (European Standards and Guidelines) and/or the American Guidelines!
The work of our partner consultants, who are completely independent from the AAC, is guided by high moral standards as well as a strong sense of responsibility. Please feel free to contact the representatives/consultants working with us to see whether your university or institutions can achieve its own educational goals and whether it can observe all the requirements of the accrediting body at program and/or institutional level.