22 November 2021 | EQAF Paper

The mandatory use of performance indicators in programme accreditation in Germany – the experience from an accreditation agency

Alexandre Wipf (AQAS)

The paper will present an overview of the mandatory use of performance indicators in programme accreditation in Germany. The use of performance indicators in Germany is not new but recent developments have made their use more prominent.


The paper will discuss how peer reviewers are to use the indicators and how these are intended to contribute to more transparency in the review process but also in the higher education system. The paper will present the first lessons learned and potential limitations that have been identified in the use of such indicators. Finally, it will open a discussion with participants on the possible ways to use the gathered data in the future.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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