During the 2004 accreditation, Jacobs University was examined by a commission of the agency ACQUIN (Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut) for the goals and academic structure of programs. The following central questions guided the evaluation procedure:
- Do quality, duration of study and performance records correspond to international standards?
- How intensive is student support?
- Does the personnel and technical equipment suffice to guarantee smooth performance?
Quick Facts on the Accreditation of Jacobs University
1999: State recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
2001: Accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
2001: Positively assessed by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)
2004: Accreditation of all undergraduate progams by the Accreditation Council (Agency ACQUIN)
2005: Officially recognized by the Council of Higher Education (Y.O.K.) of Turkey
2008: Reaccreditation for the next 10 years by the German Council of Science and Humanities; highly positive evaluation of the university's development
2010: Renewal of the State recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Official recognition of Jacobs University Bremen's status as a state-accredited institution by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (English-language translation on last page).
Extension of State Accreditation
Official extension of Jacobs University Bremen's state accreditation (English-language translation on last page).
Reaccreditation Statement (German)
Reaccreditation Statement (English)
Full German version and authorized excerpted translation of the statement on the reaccreditation of Jacobs University by the German Council of Science and Humanities.