KIT has been system accredited since 2014

Accreditation in the university context is a procedure for quality assurance of a university's degree programs and was introduced as part of the Bologna Process.

Universities can choose between different approaches: program accreditation, system accreditation and alternative procedures.

Program accreditation and system accreditation differ in their basic approach. In a program accreditation, each study program is reviewed by an external accreditation agency. In a system accreditation, the internal quality management system for studies and teaching of a university is reviewed by an external accreditation agency. The individual study programs are then assessed by the quality management system.

The aim of both procedures is to ensure the high quality of the subject matter and content of studies as well as the formal correctness of the study programs in accordance with national and European regulations.

KIT has opted for system accreditation: The initial accreditation was carried out for the period from 14.05.2014 to 30.09.2020, accompanied by the Swiss agency AAQ. The following documents are available (can only be accessed internally in German):

The reaccreditation was pronounced by the Foundation Accreditation Council for the period from 01.10.2020 to 30 September 2028. The procedure was accompanied by the German agency evalag. The following documents on the procedure are available (can only be accessed internally in German):
- self-evaluation report
- related annexes

Further information on the system accreditation of KIT can be found in the database of the Accreditation Council Foundation.