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.
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.