Accreditation A seal of quality for the programs
Along with the conversion to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in accordance with the Bologna process in 2003, an accreditation proccess for higher education was also introduced. The process serves as an external quality assurance of the contents of the respective program and is carried out at regular intervals. The specific agency performing the accreditation depends on the field of study.
All programs at SRH University Heidelberg are certified by the following bodies, in accordance with the legal requirements of the State Higher Education Act:
- ZEvA - Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency Hannover
- ACQUIN – Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (Midmarket Management)
- AHPGS – Accreditation Agency for Programs in Special Education, Care, Health and Social Work (Therapeutic Sciences, Social Sciences)
- AQAS – Agency for quality assurance through the accreditation of programs
- ASIIN – Accreditation Agency for Programs in engineering, computer science, natural sciences and mathematics
Certification A seal of quality for our further education offers
The various quality seals are meant to help prospective students find their bearings in the further education market. The following external tests guarantee the consistently high quality of the further education offers of the Institute for Scientific Further Education and Human Resource Development:
- Certification according to the German industrial standard DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 (2009 and renewed annually) for Quality Management Systems
- Recognized as an educational institution by the Accreditation and Licensing Agencyn for Employment Promotion (AZAV). Participation in the courses offered by the Institute can be funded by the Federal Employment Agency.
In addition, in September 2015 the Karlsruhe regional council recognized the Institute for Scientific Further Education and Human Resource Development as a certified provider of further education in the framework of the further education law of the State of Baden-Württemberg. This means that employees may receive up to five days of additional leave from their employer if they attend one of the courses offered by SRH University Heidelberg. SRH University Heidelberg is one of the first universities in the state to receive this recognition.
The master’s and bachelor’s degree programs of the Institute are also certified. Regular re-accreditation is an assurance of a course’s comprehensive practical relevance, quality and studiability, including for part-time studies.