In May 2012, EBS Universität was granted 10-year accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. This academic seal of approval is awarded to private higher education institutions whose teaching and research performance meet recognized academic standards. Depending on the outcome of the accreditation process, accreditation is granted for a maximum term of ten years.
The Council of Science and Humanities is one of the leading science policy advisory bodies in Germany. It advises the Federal Government and the governments of the German federal states on the development of science, research and higher education. During the Council’s multi-step accreditation process, which comprises the presentation of a self-report and an external peer review visit lasting several days, the institution is assessed across eight priority areas. These include the academic quality of teaching and research, infrastructure and facilities, as well as quality assurance and development. In awarding the 10-year accreditation, the Council highlighted EBS Universität’s convincing growth strategy, the university’s outstanding success in the acquisition of third-party funding and its broad self-conception as an institution dedicated to education and research.