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Trial clause

The Accreditation Council invited higher education institutions to develop innovative and possibly heretofore unknown approaches of external quality assessment and to submit a proposal for the practical trial. Higher education institutions may use the trial clause for the quality assurance of  study programmes or internal quality management systems. If a trial is successful, study programmes will be accredited analogously to the German programme or system accreditation.


In March 2016 four projects were elected by the Accreditation Council for further implementation. These projects are:


  • Programmakkreditierung im Fakultätsreview, Hochschule Pforzheim
  • Quality Audit, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Kollegiales Audit, Johanes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  • European Quality Audit, University of Siegen 


File Call for proposals concerning new approaches for quality assurance and enhancement in teaching and learning (Trial clause) as of 17.09.2014, 17.09.2014

By issuing this trial clause, which is based on the recommendations made by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), the Accreditation Council hopes to provide a valuable impulse for the entire field of quality assurance and enhancement in higher education and for the further development of the quality of study programmes offered by German higher education institutions.



Contact person

If you have any further questions concerning the trial clause, please contact the programme manager: Ketevan Becker

Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany

Head Office

Adenauerallee 73

53113 Bonn

Phone: 0049 - 228 - 338 306 - 50

Fax: 0049 - 228 - 338 306 - 79

E-Mail: becker(at)akkreditierungsrat.de

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