Quality Criteria

ASIIN Criteria for the Accreditation for Study Programmes

The award of one of our offered seals for study programmes is based on defined quality criteria that lead the accreditation or certification procedure as evaluation standards.

The current quality criteria for accreditation of study programmes describe:

  • The principles according to which the accreditation procedures are designed
  • The requirements for the accreditation of study programmes to be fulfilled to obtain the selected quality seal.

The ASIIN criteria for accrediting study programmes are subject to critical revision on a regular basis and are adapted to current developments and findings from accreditation practice. The version effective at the time of the beginning of the accreditation procedure – which is the signing of the contract for the procedure – is the version to be applied.

Guide to our Principles, Procedural Regulations and Definitions

For all of ASIIN’s offered seals for study programmes, we have summarised the collective principles of our work, the general procedural regulations and the definitions in one main guide:

Criteria for the Seal of the German Accreditation Council towards Programme Accreditation

These criteria are currently in effect for awarding the seal of the Accreditation Council towards programme accreditation. These apply to higher education institutions that award degrees under German law:

Criteria for the ASIIN Subject-Specific Seal for Study Programmes

The quality requirements that need to be fulfilled for obtaining the ASIIN subject-specific seal for study programmes in technical and natural sciences including their interdisciplinary combinations, e.g. in business and economics, are documented in the following guide:

Further Subject-Specific Information

In addition to the general quality criteria for obtaining the ASIIN subject-specific seal as mentioned above, there is subject-specific supplementary criteria (SSC) for each of the individual disciplines. These are included in the procedure towards the award of our subject-specific seal. The SSC are only applicable to the ASIIN subject-specific seal for study programmes and additional European subject-specific labels based on this. The SSC are not used for the seal of the German Accreditation Council in Germany.

Requirements of a Cooperation Partner: Architecture and Planning

Furthermore, we offer you complementary information on the subject-specific criteria of our cooperation partner ASAP, the German Association for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning (Akkreditierungsverbund für Studiengänge der Architektur und Planung). These specifications are not part of the ASIIN requirements and procedural principles. They are an external information source about the expectations of the expert community for study programmes in architecture and planning.