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If you have specific questions, please contact our programme managers in charge of a Technical Committee and for the implementation of accreditation procedures.
The procedure is divided into three phases:
Submits request to the ASIIN office. This includes the accreditation request and a short curricular overview featuring the subject-related contents of the degree programme or degree programmes. The accreditation request may be downloaded here and submitted electronically to the ASIIN office. In this form, applicants are requested, among other things, to mark the lead Technical Committee, to formulate suggestions for specialist areas of the auditors, and to indicate the (complementary) quality seals applied for.
Accepts the request for formal preliminary examination. ASIIN office and Technical Committees involved review the preliminary information with regard to the responsibilities, possible clustering, and the number of peers required. Based on this information, the ASIIN office generates an offer for the accreditation procedure (schedule and costs) containing a request for confirmation of costs by the applicant/university governance.
Places the order of accreditation by confirming the costs or signing the accreditation contract.
Generates a self assessment report in accordance with the guideline/suggested structure. Prior to the final submission of the self assessment report, ASIIN e. V. offers a preliminary meeting at the ASIIN office to review the report with regard to formal completeness and to discuss it with the persons responsible from the university. Alternatively, the ASIIN office may also communicate the results of the preliminary review in writing.
Upon recommendation of the technical committees, ASIIN e. V. will select an Audit Team. The Technical Committees will select one auditor as speaker of the team.
The Audit Team will conduct an on-site visit at the university, which usually takes one and a half days, or two or more days in the case of cluster procedures.
Submits the accreditation report to the university for review of technical errors and statement.
Will issue a statement and make possible corrections and changes to the accreditation report.
Final evaluation by the peer reviewers with recommendation to the Accreditation Commission.
Statement of the relevant technical committee(s).
Decision on the accreditation by the ASIIN Accreditation Commission for Degree Programmes.
Communication of the decision to the applying university and the German Accreditation Council (Deutscher Akkreditierungsrat) or the pertinent authority in the state in question.
Submission of the final accreditation report to the university and to the German Accreditation Council (in the case of an award of the seal of the Accreditation Council) or the pertinent authority in the sate in question. Publication of a summary on the internet according to the provisions of the German Accreditation Council and/or the European agency associations ASIIN e. V. is affiliated with.