The secretariat manages the agency’s business and assists the Accreditation Commission, the standing expert committees and the expert groups. It prepares proposals for evaluation criteria and procedural principles as well as the guidelines for self-documentation and for the assessment of study programmes, examines applications and forwards them to the responsible committees, instructs the members of the expert groups on procedural practice, informs the applicant universities about the status of the procedures. Further, the secretariat is responsible for the organisational support of the assessment and accreditation procedures, maintains and documents a list of the accreditations carried out, informs the Accreditation Council and is responsible for public relations. Contact details for all contact persons can be found under Team.

  • Dr. Alexander Rudolph
  • Valérie Morelle
  • Dr. Jasmine Rudolph
  • Giorina Maratsi – EU-Projects
  • Dr. Julien Bérard
  • Sarah Degel
  • Daniela Reutershan


At the general assembly of ACQUIN on May 25, 2023, the Accreditation Commission was newly elected and is composed as follows (in the order of achieved votes)

  • Professor Dr. Hans Gruber, Educational Sciences, University of Regensburg
  • Professorin Dr. Claudia Wich-Reif, History of the German Language, University of Bonn
  • Dr. Barbara Gant, Headmistress, Private University of Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Professorin Dr. Maria Peters, Arts Education / Aesthetic Education, University of Bremen

Substitute representatives: 

  • Professorin Dr. Anita Rieder, Social Medicine, Vice Rector, Medical University of Wien
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Fokke Saathoff, Geotechnics and coastal hydraulic engineering, University of Rostock
  • Professor Dr. Eric Schoop, Business informatics, esp. information management, Technical University of Dresden
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Markus Schatz, Fluid Machinery / Energy Technology, University of the German Armed Forces Hamburg
  • Professor Dr. jur. Bodo Wiegand-Hoffmeister, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Wismar University of Applied Sciences
  • Professorin Dr. Mascha Will-Zocholl, Sociology of the Digitalisation of Work and Organisation, Hessian University of Public Management and Security
  • Professor Dr. Helge Nuhn, Business Informatics, Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
  • Professor Dr. Ulrich Brecht, Business Administration, Prorector, Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences

Substitute representatives:

  • Professor Dr. Thilo Wendler, Quantitative Methods, Berlin University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Steffen Riedl, Civil Engineering / Road Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
  • Professor Dr. phil. Kuno Hottenrott, Sports Science / Sports Medicine, German University of Cooperative Education Sport and Health
  • Professor Dr. Rainer Lehmann, Logistics / Material Flow Technology and Work Science, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Reinhard Schäfertöns, Music, Berlin University of the Arts

Substitute representative:

  • Professor Dr. Panja Mücke, Music, Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Carole Probst Schilter, econcept AG Zürich
  • Professorin Dr. Christel Salewski, Health Psychology, DGPs Berlin

Substitute representatives:

  • Dipl.-Kfm. Alexander Zeitelhack, Consulting & Coaching, Zeitelhack communicationsconsulting and -training
  • Walter Leonhardt, Project Manager, Datev eG
  • Jenny Weise, Applied Geosciences, University of Halle
  • Luc Zettl, European and International Administration, Andrássy University Budapest

Substitute representatives:

  • Marc-Dirk Harzendorf, Sociology / History and Politics, University of Jena
  • Thomas Keuthen, Business Administration, Zürcher University of Applied Sciences

The chair is Professor Dr. Sebastian Kempgen as Chairman of the Board


resolved since 2020

Members of the Standing Expert Committees (as of June 2019)

  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Berten (Architect, Technical University Berlin)
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Gert Bischoff (Landscape Architect BDLA, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt)
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ingrid Burgstaller (Architecture and Urban Planning, Nuremberg University of Technology)
  • Mark Deutzmann (student in the Master’s programme “Architecture” at the Münster University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Hilf (Interior Architect BDIA, Nuremberg)
  • Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH, BSA/SIA Stephan Mäder (Architecture, Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Sage (Architect BDA, Stuttgart)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Voegele (city planner and architect SRL, Karlsruhe)
  • Prof. Dr. Reiner Anselm (Protestant Theology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer (English Philology / Literary Studies, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott (Japanology, Free University of Berlin)
  • Raphael Borchers (student of philosophy, University of Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. Franz Bosbach (History of the Early Modern Period, University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann (Islamic Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Diewald (German Studies, Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Ettel (Pre- and Early History, Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kammhuber (Communication and Intercultural Competence, HSR Rapperswil)
  • Prof. Dr. Marianne Krüger-Potratz (Educational Sciences, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Kuße (Slavonic Studies, Dresden University of Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Mecke (Romance Studies, University of Regensburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Reh (General and Historical Education, Technical University Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler (Communication Science, University of Erfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Spitzley (Philosophy, University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Prof. Dr. Tilman Steiner (Journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz / Bayerischer Rundfunk München)
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Johannes Vollmer (English Linguistics / Language Teaching / Learning Research, University of Osnabrück)
  • Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Astrid Beck (Software Engineering and Media Informatics University Esslingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hesse (Computer Science, Philipps-University of Marburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Tonja Kaltenhäuser (Computer Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg)
  • Walter Leonhardt (Software Engineering, DATEV eG)
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Scheja (Business Informatics, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Schreier (Applied Computer Science, Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences)
  • Jörn Tillmanns (student in the master’s program “IT Security”, TU Darmstadt)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Weber (Media Informatics, University of Ulm)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Härtel (Thermal and Environmental Process Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Friedrich Hinrichs (Environmental and Energy Technology, SRH University for Logistics and Economics Hamm)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Husar (Biosignal Processing, Technical University Ilmenau)
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Kornadt (Building Physics / Energetic Building Optimization, University of Technology Kaiserslautern)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Kobylka (Production Engineering, West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau) 
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mario Pacas (Power Electronics and Electric Drives, University of Siegen)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Margot Papenheim-Ernst (Faculty of Technical Processes, Heilbronn University)
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber (New Materials and Process Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Managing Director Project Group IWKS of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Weidner (mechanical engineering, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dr.-Ing. Olaf Weller (Head of road construction SG 31, Government of Swabia)
  • Wenzel Wittich (Student of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University)
  • Sophie Wolfram (student of electrical engineering / information technology, EAH Jena)
  • Prof. Ingo Diehl (Director – Master of Contemporary Dance Pedagogy, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dinglinger (Music Theory, University of the Arts Berlin)
  • Daniel Gracz (student at the Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
  • Prof. Dieter Hofmann (Rector of Burg Giebichenstein Academy of Arts Halle)
  • Prof. Martin Köttering (President of the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg)
  • Prof. Rudolf Meister (President oft he University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim)
  • Prof. em. Dr. phil. Peter Rautmann (former Rector of the University of the Arts Bremen)
  • Prof. Andreas Teufel (Professor of Digital Media Design, Bremen University of Applied Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Dierich (Mathematics, University of Zittau/Görlitz)
  • Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Hoffmann (Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe (Microbiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber (Chemie, Universität Regensburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Ludwig-Müller (Botany, Technical University of Dresden)
  • Miriam Weller (PhD student of physics, Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Dipl.-Ing. agr. Geert Oppermann (GASCADE Gastransport GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Völkel (Geosciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Katrin Balzer (junior professor Evidence-based Care, University of Luebeck)
  • Prof. Dr. med. Helga Fritsch (Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Innsbruck)
  • Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Rudolf Raab (Oldenburg)
  • Mathilde Luise Ruis (Students of Human Medicine, University of Oldenburg, European Medical School)
  • Dr. Dr. Susanne Sehhati-Chafai-Leuwer (Clinic for Plastic Surgery,Hospital Cologne-Merheim)
  • Univ. Dr. med. Anne Simmenroth (Institute of General Medicine, Maximilians University Würzburg)
  • Dr. med. Thomas Shiozawa (Clinical Anatomy, University of Tübingen)
  • Prof. Dr. med. Christoff Zalpour (Physiotherapy, University of Osnabrück)
  • Max Zilezinski, student of nursing sciences, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
  • Alexander Buchheister (student of economic geography, RWTH Aachen University)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich H. Kill (Traffic System Design, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Kreulich (Vice President of the University of Applied Sciences Munich)
  • Theo Scholtes (Head of Personnel, Bitburger Brewery Group)
  • Prof. Dr. Sascha Spoun (President of Leuphana University Lüneburg)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz (Center for Drug Research, Development and Safety (ZAFES), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.)
  • Dr. Christoph Anz (Head of Education Policy, BMW Group)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brecht (ABWL, in particular internal accounting and controlling, Heilbronn University)
  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Jürgen Bieback (Social Law / Labor Law / Public Law, University of Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Braun von Reinersdorff (General Business Administration and Hospital Management, especially Personnel Management, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Bühner (Business Administration, University of Passau)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Hoburg (Professor of Deaconal Science, Ethics, Society and Welfare, Social Management, University of Hannover)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Hopfinger (Cultural Geography, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuckhermann (Social Sciences, Georg Simon Ohm University Nuremberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Karl Lenz (Sociology, Dresden University of Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (Institute for Political Science, Leuphana University Lüneburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg-Dieter Oberrath (Private and Public Business Law, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael-Jörg Oesterle (Institute of Business Administration, University of Stuttgart)
  • Christoph Popp (doctoral student of law at the University of Heidelberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Rautenstrauch (Accounting and Finance, Zurich School of Economics)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabrina Schönrock (Professor of Public Law, University of Economics and Law Berlin)
  • Dr. Cordula Spitzer (Public Prosecutor, Landshut)
  • Prof. Dr. Ernst Troßmann (Business Administration, University of Hohenheim)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Wagschal (Political Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg)


In accordance with ACQUIN’s Articles of Association (§11), the Complaints and Appeals Commission was established to ensure an orderly and independent complaint procedure for objections of ACQUIN’s contractual partners against decisions on accreditation.

At the ACQUIN General Assembly on 23 July 2020, the Complaints and Appeals Commission was elected and is composed as follows:

  • Prof. em. Dr. Reinhard Zintl, Univesity of Bamberg
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Handke, HTW University of Applied Sciences Dresden (Speaker)
  • Prof. Gero Schmidt-Oberländer, Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Schoch, Chairman General Works Council BMW AG
  • Christopher Bohlens, student at Leuphana University Lüneburg