Why Accreditation Matters to You
Accreditation helps you certify a university’s credibility and competency, so you know the education you’re receiving has been approved for its excellence.
Your accredited degree is recognised and valued by employers as it reflects that you have received adequate education and assessment necessary to succeed in your field.
If you plan to apply for advanced certification, relocate or study abroad, you can easily transfer credits earned from one accredited institution to another.
FIBAA – Excellence in Digital Education
IU is the first German university to receive a Premium quality seal in "Excellence in Digital Education" from FIBAA. We topped in Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and Academic Support of Students.
We’re system accredited by FIBAA according to the specifications set out by the German Accreditation Council. Our high-quality courses, staff and resources met their standards in 2021 and we were accredited for another 5 years.
Our system accreditation means that we can accredit our own programmes. We are trusted to carry the Accreditation Seal on all our programmes without the need for an external agency being involved.
German Council of Sciences and Humanities
It isn’t just the teaching at IU that is of the highest quality. In 2021, the German Council of Sciences and Humanities reaccredited us for five years due to our development, science and research meeting their standards.
ZFU (German National Agency for Distance Learning)
All our study programs and individual training courses are approved by the ZFU, Germany's main supervisory authority for distance-learning institutions within the Distance Learning Protection Act (FernUSG).