ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute) is a non-profit, registered association. Its members include not only the roughly 160 higher education institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Lebanon, but also professional and trade associations close to the scientific community.

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Membership in ACQUIN e.V. is open to German and foreign universities as well as commercial enterprises, professional associations, chambers and public institutions. After receipt of the application for admission, the Executive Board decides on the admission in accordance with the statutes. According to the decision of the General Assembly of February 4, 2002, members have to pay the following annual fees:

Higher education institutions with up to 3.000 students

150 Euros

Higher education institutions with up to 10.000 students

300 Euros

Higher education institutions more than 10.000 students

500 Euros

For members from professional practice and other members being non-higher education institutions, the General Assembly on 24 March 2003 passed the following resolution:

Members (non HEIs) with up to 3.000 employees / members

150 Euros

Members (non HEIs) with up to 10.000 employees / members

300 Euro

Members (non HEIs) with more than 10.000 employees / members

500 Euros

New members joining between January 1 and June 30 pay the full annual fee. New members joining between July 1 and December 31 will pay half the annual fee.

Further information about the membership and the tasks of the General Assembly can be found in the statutes.


An overview of the current members of ACQUIN e.V. can be found in our member list.