About the Danish Accreditation Institution

Sidst opdateret: April 14, 2016

Our aim is to ensure quality and relevance in the field of higher education.

We achieve this by accrediting higher education institutions of all types, their programmes and local provision of programmes. During accreditation we focus on supporting the work carried out at institutions to quality assure their programmes.

In general, the accreditation system must enhance the quality of programmes in the higher education sector and help to create a more coherent, transparent education market for the benefit of students, the labour market and education institutions.

We also pass on relevant knowledge of accreditation and quality assurance in connection with a large number of analysis and communication projects with the help, among other things, of a dialogue with education institutions and other relevant players.

Our organisation comprises a director and four units that are entrusted with the following tasks:

Management secretariat

  • Assists the other secretariats with their work.
  • Manages finances.
  • Handles internal and external communication.

The area for Professional, Vocational and Maritime Institutions (PEM)

  • Handles the accreditation of new and existing programmes and local provisions of programmes within the area.
  • Handles the accreditation of university colleges, academies of professional higher education and maritime education institutions.
  • Takes part in Danish and international cooperation and development projects.
  • Documents and communicates activities and results.

The area for Universities and Educational Institutions of Arts and Culture (UNIK)

  • Handles the accreditation of new and existing programmes within the area.
  • Handles the accreditation of universities and art academies.
  • Takes part in Danish and international cooperation and development projects.
  • Documents and communicates activities and results.

Analysis and Council Management

  • Provides the Accreditation Council with service.
  • Produces analysis on transversal topics on higher education and educational quality.
  • Prepares Council meetings.
  • Is responsible for the Council’s communication with operators.
  • Maintains contact with the Council’s stakeholders.

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The quality assurance policy is the Danish Accreditation Institution’s overall tool to ensure and develop high quality in our key activities.

ENQA and self-evaluation

The Danish Accreditation Institution has been a member of The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) since 2010 – the report of the external review of the Accreditation Institution is avalabile here.

As for now in 2016 we are going through another ENQA accreditationen, and in regards to that we handed in our report on self-evaluation  in January 2016. The results are expected in late summer 2016.

Read supplementary material in regards to the 2016 ENQA assessment here.

Daniel Sebastian Larsen

Contact

  • Daniel Sebastian Larsen
  • Mobile:  7231 8804
  • dsl@akkr.dk