Expert Exchange on Quality in Continuous Education

On September 8-9th 2020, the first expert exchange of academic continuing education institutions in Germany took place, organised by ASIIN and RWTH Aachen International Academy. The participants discussed benchmarks, quality standards and the perception of quality in continuing education institutions in order to develop a common understanding of quality in the medium term and to communicate it transparently in the form of benchmarks.

The kick-off event highlighted successful models of academic continuing education and outlined the related quality assurance challenges. In this context, ASIIN and Academy presented the pilot ASIIN institutional certification as a prime example of alternative, institutional quality assurance.

The participants expressed their desire to continue the exchange; a second event, originally planned for the end of the year in Münster, will be postponed to March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information on the event and related dates, please visit or contact Dr. Siegfried Hermes (

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