The Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN e.V.) is a registered association whose members are higher education institutions, professional associations and business companies. Its core competence is the evaluation and accreditation of study programmes for different types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Germany and abroad as well as evaluation and accreditation of quality management systems in HEIs (system accreditation). ACQUIN’s central concern is to promote and anchor quality culture in higher education. ACQUIN has around 160 member institutions and 20 employees work in the secretariat in Bayreuth. The agency is full member of ENQA and registered in EQAR. ACQUIN is familiar with international, national and European projects in the field of HEI quality management and improvement.
ACQUIN is already implementing various Erasmus+ Projects, namely:
- DataPRO: Upgrading the EU Data Protection Sector with new skills
- GDPR4H: Upgrading the Health Sector with high-skilled Data Protection Officers (DPOs) under GDPR