The most important mark of quality for a university and its programs is state accreditation. The criteria for the accreditation of study programs are established and objective, so that you as an outside party – a parent, student, instructor – can judge the value of the education offered and the courses available.
BiTS has been state-accredited ever since its foundation as a private university. It thus meets the stringent requirements and specifications of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) and the FIBAA accreditation agency.
The accreditation of educational institutions is a process of quality assurance, the purpose being to establish whether a university’s education and research activities meet the recognized academic standards. The main aim of institutional accreditation is therefore to assure the academic performance of a university. This also includes the institution’s own system of quality control. In addition, accreditation protects students as well as employers that hire graduates.
The German Council of Science and Humanities advises the federal government and the state governments on matters concerning the development of universities, science, and research in terms of content and structure. The German Council of Science and Humanities also accredits educational institutions. On May 8th, 2008, BiTS was accredited by the Council of Science and Humanities of the German federal government.
The Chairman of the Council, Professor Peter Strohschneider, said of BiTS in his statement: “BiTS offers a well-conceived curriculum, a good reputation within the regional business community, is appropriately staffed, and is on a sound financial footing.”
Whether you are a BiTS student abroad or an international student of BiTS in Germany, a period of study abroad offers unique opportunities for your personal and academic development, and is the experience of a lifetime.
The BiTS International Office is the main point of contact for everything centered on studying abroad. The dedicated team assists you with the organization of your semester abroad, and takes care of our international students. Another special advantage of BiTS is our International Summer School, which takes place every year and offers a varied program of lectures and trips.