Reputation and Accreditation

I imagine this University way ahead of the others. It is not only passing quality on to its students but also having its quality confirmed by official authorities. However, this is no reason to sit on its laurels: At my University, quality is constantly being checked. The aim is not just to maintain levels of quality but to continually improve them.

System accreditation of Karlshochschule

I study at a university whose quality assurance system meets all the requirements to guarantee me a high-quality study program.

Karlshochschule's quality assurance system is so well organized that system accreditation was granted by FIBAA on April 13, 2015 - within just one year - without any conditions. The system accreditation will initially run until the end of the fall semester 2021/2022.

The system accreditation by an external accreditation agency (FIBAA) enables Karlshochschule to accredit its study programs itself in a self-procedure by an external expert commission in each case. Since the system accreditation in 2015, all programs of Karlshochschule have undergone this accreditation procedure.

Accreditation from the Wissenschaftsrat (Council of Science and Humanities)

Karlshochschule has had statutory accreditation from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg since 2005.

As part of the accreditation process, the Council of Science and Humanities assessed teaching and research at Karlshochschule. The result: "In view of the overall very good development, which Karlshochschule has undertaken since the initial accreditation, and the great willingness it has shown during this to implement the suggestions made by the Wissenschaftsrat, the Wissenschaftsrat has declared an extension of the accreditation to ten years."

In its accreditation statement, the Council also emphasised how Karlshochschule had convincingly achieved its main goal, namely, by means of practice-oriented instruction and training, to enable its students to independently apply scientific insights and methods in their professional lives.

By granting its institutional accreditation, the Wissenschaftsrat ascertained that this non-state University can reach a level of teaching and research that matches recognized academic standards. In this way, both academic effectiveness and the functionality of internal quality control systems are ensured.

The council also advises the federal and state governments on issues of specialist and structural development of higher education institutes, academia and research. Its members included academics, representatives of public life, and delegates from the federal and state governments.

Accredited study programs

Bachelor's programs:

1. Concept accreditation of the Study Programs "International Business" and "Management" in 2018

Review team:

  • Prof. i.R. Dr. Beate Finis Siegler, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Representative of science)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gabriel, Technische Universität Cottbus (Representative of science)
  • Dipl. Volkswirt Karl Peter Abt, IHK Hauptgeschäftsführer a.D. (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Maike Jansen, Maastricht University (Student)
  • Hermann Fischer (Process supervisor)

The study programs were accredited for the first time in the winter semester 2018/19 until the end of the summer semester 2023 with two conditions. The fulfillment of the conditions was notified on July 3, 2018 and confirmed by the process supervisor on behalf of the self-accreditation commission on July 6, 2018.


2. Program reaccreditation of the degree programs "International Relations," "Politics, Philosophy, Economics," "Citizenship and Civic Engagement," and "Globalization, Governance and Law" in 2021.

Review team:

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Römmele; Hertie School of Governance (Representative of science)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Koziol; Katholische Hochschule Freiburg (Representative of science)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Wöhl, BFI Wien (Representative of science)
  • Dr. Hans Gscheidmeyer; ehemals Unilever; Ethik und Verantwortung in der Arbeitswelt (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Anne Seubert, Programmdirektorin bei Common Purpose (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Linda Bergmann, Science Po Paris (Student)
  • Hermann Fischer, Ministerialdirigent a.D. (Process supervisor)

The degree programs were reaccredited with no conditions, effective winter semester 2021/22 until the end of summer semester 2027.

 

Master's Programs:

1. Program reaccreditation of the Master's program "Management" in 2018 (together with the Bachelor's programs IB and MA).

Review team:

  • Prof. i.R. Dr. Beate Finis Siegler, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Representative of science)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gabriel, Technische Universität Cottbus (Representative of science)
  • Dipl. Volkswirt Karl Peter Abt, IHK Hauptgeschäftsführer a.D. (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Maike Jansen, Maastricht University (Student)
  • Hermann Fischer (Process supervisor)

The study program was re-accredited with effect from the winter semester 2018/19 until the end of the winter semester 2024/25 with two conditions. The previous accreditation period was from the summer semester 2013 to the end of the winter semester 2017/18 and was extended by one year by the MWK Baden-Württemberg. The meeting of the conditions was notified on July 3, 2018 and confirmed by the procedure supervisor on behalf of the self-accreditation commission on July 6, 2018.


2. Concept accreditation of the Master's program "Social TransFormation - Politics, Philosophy and Economics" in 2021.

Review team

  • Prof. Dr. Marc Lucas, Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft, Köln (Representative of science)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Wöhl, BFI Wien (Representative of science)
  • Dr. Markus Molz, Institut für Integrale Studien Freiburg (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Dr. Roland Benedikter, Universität Wroclaw-Breslau (Representative of science)
  • Linda Bergmann, Science Po Paris (Student)
  • Hermann Fischer, Ministerialdirigent a.D. (Process supervisor)

The program was accredited for its first start in the summer semester 2021 until the end of the summer semester 2026 without any conditions.

 

International Foundation Year:

Self-evaluation of the International Foundation Year in 2021.

Review team:

  • OStDin Ingeborg Kraus, Direktorin Fichte-Gymnasium Karlsruhe (Representative of teaching)
  • Dr. jur. Gerhard Huhn, Leiter der Flow Akademie, zuvor Vertriebsdirektor, Hochschullehrer, Kreativitätstrainer (Representative of the professional practice)
  • Linda Bergmann, Science Po Paris (Student)
  • Prof. Frank Widmayer, Qualitätsbeauftragter (Process supervisor)