Quality Seal

Institutional Accreditation using the ASIIN Quality Criteria

In the process of an institutional accreditation, a higher education institution (HEI) or an alternative education provider must demonstrate that it conducts a review of the area of study and teaching as part of its internal quality management.

Thereby, in addition to the presentation and documentation of the quality management in the area of study and teaching, proof of its effectiveness is also required in the scope of institutional accreditation.

The aim of the institutional accreditation procedure is to clearly determine whether the quality management system of an HEI or an alternative education provider meets the requirements of the respective quality criteria.

Based on the ASIIN criteria for HEIs and alternative education providers, a so-called institutional accreditation seal can be acquired within the respective framework. The institutional accreditation seal confirms that the HEI or the alternative education provider complies with the framework conditions and demands for good teaching and successful learning.

The award of the ASIIN institutional accreditation seal is cost-covering and non-profit. The criteria are available both nationally and internationally.

With regard to these development perspectives of a quality management system, ASIIN provides the so-called Maturity Model. This model allows evaluations to be made of the degree of criteria implementation achieved and to identify starting points for its further development/improvement Accordingly, the set of criteria of the maturity model is used in the procedure of institutional evaluation; which in this respect is to be distinguished from institutional accreditation. Since the maturity model is thematically based upon the criteria for the institutional accreditation, both types of procedures can, of course, be combined at the request of the HEI or the alternative education provider.