In February 2011, HFU successfully completed an external audit of its institutional quality assurance system supported by evalag (Evaluation agency Baden-Württemberg). The aim of the audit process was to evaluate the current internal quality management system. To this end a group of evaluators carried out site inspections in 2009 and 2010.
The two-year process focused on the continuous development of the quality management system and preparation for system accreditition. For example in May 2010 the Quality Management Board was founded as a senate advisory committee composed of representatives from the Board of Executives, the faculties, the administration and the student body. In both site inspections the evaluators were impressed by the high quality standards and the culture of quality which existed at HFU. The final report from evalag, dated 11 February 2011, is available at www.evalag.de.
This positive feedback encouraged the university to continue on to the next step of system accreditation to which it was admitted in September 2010. This was carried out by ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute, Bayreuth) and was successfully completed in May 2013.