Institutional accreditation (IA)

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institutional accreditation
at Aarhus University

Institutional accreditation

Checking the quality of the entire institution instead of each degree programme

A new Danish Act on accreditation came into force on 1 July 2013, as a result of which institutional accreditation is to replace the accreditation of individual degree programmes. AU received a positive accreditation in 2018. This status is up for renewal no later than 2024.

Institutional accreditation places responsibility for the quality assurance and development of degree programmes clearly on the institution concerned and its management. 

 

A natural feature of quality at AU

In connection with institutional accreditation, the quality system of the entire institution will be assessed by the Danish Accreditation Institution (formerly known as ACE Denmark). 

At Aarhus University our quality policy for degree programmes is a natural point of focus for our quality work – and therefore for our accreditation work as well. This ensures that institutional accreditation not only forms part of the strategic development of degree programmes at AU, but is also coordinated with other development initiatives in the administrative division for education, ensuring that the work involved continues to be anchored in our ongoing operations even after the work of the programme group ends.

 

Find more information using the links on the right.

Facts about institutional accreditation

Checking the quality of institutions instead of individual degree programmes

The new Danish Accreditation Act (akkrediteringslov) came into force on 1 July 2013 and means that institutional accreditation has replaced the accreditation of individual degree programmes.

Links to AU’s strategy and quality policy in the field of education

Institutional accreditation involves the quality system of the entire institution being assessed by the Danish Accreditation Institution (the former ACE Denmark). Consequently, the project is based centrally at the AU Education Committee.

Aarhus University’s quality policy for education is a natural point of focus for quality efforts – and thereby for accreditation work. This will ensure that institutional accreditation is included in a strategic development of the degree programmes at AU.

Find more information via the links on the right-hand side.

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