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Certifications

Certifications provide confirmation of conformity with specified standards and offer future users and the university’s stakeholders guidance and security in their choice of institution.

By undergoing certification with the ECTS & DS labels, Kufstein University of Applied Sciences visibly demonstrates its excellence in implementing and applying the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulations System (ECTS). Certification as a “Family friendly university” confirms our intensive engagement with these issues. Last but not least, the UNIcert® certificate assures graduates of this language program that they have been taught in compliance with international standards on language training.

Certifications

  • Quality Audit

The Kufstein University of Applied Sciences passed its institutional assessment in 2010 and received accreditation for an unlimited period according to § 23 of the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG). To that effect the Institution has to perform a Quality Audit according to § 22 HS-QSG which has to be carried out once every six years. The Kufstein University of Applied Sciences’ first Quality Audit was conducted by the agency evalag and successfully completed in 2016. The Quality Audit focuses on institutional quality management in relationship to single core and key areas of a higher education institution. In addition, the Quality Audit supports the university in further developing its internal quality management.

The evalag audit is based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), international auditing practice and the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG) as amended.

Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance

The Kufstein University of Applied Sciences disposes the „Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG)“. The ESG are used by institutions and quality assurance agencies as a reference document for internal and external quality assurance systems in higher education. Engagement with quality assurance processes, particularly the external ones, allows European higher education systems to demonstrate quality and increase transparency, thus helping to build mutual trust and better recognition of their qualifications, programmes and other provision.

  • ECTS & Diploma Supplement Label
ECTS Label

   

The ECTS label is a quality label that is awarded to universities by the European Commission.

It represents an EU certification of excellence for universities in applying the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Diploma Supplement Label

 

The European Commission awards universities from all over Europe a Diploma Supplement label for excellent implementation of the guidelines of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The Diploma Supplement is a bilingual certification document with detailed explanatory notes in order to improve transparency about the content and documentation of university degrees and thereby increase international mobility.

The certification labels remain valid for three years at a time.

  • “University and family” audit
hochschuleundfamilie Label

 

Better compatibility of work and family life is a key issue in modern societies. Particularly for students with caring responsibilities it is a constant challenge to meet the demands of a study program, sometimes in tandem with employment. In order to make everyday organization and life-planning easier for employees and students, Kufstein University of Applied Sciences dedicates itself intensively to the issue of what makes a family-friendly university.

The Kufstein University of Applied Sciences received the certificate "family-friendly university" in 2012, and in 2015 the reauditation took place. A second aspect in connection with this label was awareness-raising on “Health in the workplace”. On this subject Kufstein University of Applied Sciences organized a variety of activities around the theme of “Healthy eating” and organized training sessions on “Health and safety in the workplace”.

  • Unicert
UniCert Label

 

UNIcert® defines itself as the training and certification system for foreign languages, specifically for the higher education sector. Successful graduates of UNIcert®courses receive a certificate that provides recipients outside the higher education sector with clear and detailed information about the foreign language skills and degree of mastery acquired.
  • ERASMUS Charta 2014 – 2020 der Europäischen Kommission

The European Commission awarded Kufstein University of Applied Sciences the ERASMUS Charter 2014 – 2020, thereby confirming the university’s excellence and high quality in the field of international mobility and university projects.

The new Erasmus Charter enables Kufstein University of Applied Sciences to take part in the new Erasmus+ program from January 2014 and to continue its active support of mobility measures for students, teachers and university staff. With this award Kufstein University of Applied Sciences can participate in and receive funding for the new Erasmus+ program for internationalization strategies and the cooperation of universities and organizations in Europe.