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Accreditation System and List of Higher Educational Institutions

The higher education system in Denmark is carefully regulated for optimal standards by certain organisations. Each degree programme is evaluated on the basis of criteria such as structure as well as organisation of the programme. The academic profile of the study programme is also a basis for investigation. Danish accreditation includes new as well as existing study programmes.

Accreditation Panel

An accreditation panel has been formed by ACE Denmark for assessment of any study course or programme. The panel comprises members who are accorded equal status. Comment on academic assessment of universities is carried out by the Accreditation Council. The panel comprises an employer as well as an expert and a student representative.

Accreditation Council

As per the legislation pertaining to the Accreditation Act, the Accreditation Council is involved in decision making so that accreditation of all higher education degree programmes are carried out. Accreditation of study programmes is done via operators. Higher education degree programmes other than university level programmes are prepared by the Danish Evaluation Institute.

ACE Denmark

ACE Denmark is part of the Accreditation Institution and it includes the Director as well as the Council Secretariat. It also comprises the Administrative Unit and the Professional Secretariat. ACE Denmark involves tasks relating to accreditation of current and new bachelor as well as master's/candidatus programmes at universities. ACE Denmark is currently part of the Accreditation Institution and it comprises Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

EVA/Danish Evaluation Institute

Danish Evaluation Institute/EVA provide evaluation at all levels including universities and adult education. Research as well as evaluations are carried out by the EVA for all higher educational institutions. This is an independent institution which has formed under the former Danish Ministry of Education currently known as the Ministry of Children and Education.

The institution was established in the year 1999 through an act of the Parliament. The institute succeeded the Evaluation Centre which existed from the years 1992 to 1999. The operational responsibility for accreditation processes is currently divided between ACE Denmark and EVA.

EVA's accreditation activities revolve around higher education programmes at Academy Profession level and Bachelor level under the Ministry of Science Innovation and Higher Education. Higher education programmes at Bachelor and Master level under the Ministry of Culture are also accredited by this organisation. Apart from this, higher education programmes apart from university programmes under other ministries such as Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Defence and Danish Maritime Authority are also accredited by this organisation.

The following list shows the different programmes for which EVA carries out accreditation:

University Colleges

  • New Diploma programmes
  • New and current Professional Bachelor's programmes
  • New and current Academy Profession programmes

Academies of Professional Higher Education        

  • New Diploma programmes
  • New and current Professional Bachelor's programmes
  • New and current Academy Profession programmes
    Institutions under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture
  • Existing Bachelor’s programmes in Arts/Fine Arts (research plus artistic based)
  • Existing Master’s programmes in Arts/Fine Arts (candidatus, research plus artistic based)

Danish Accreditation Institution

The Danish Accreditation Institution is an organisation established by law in 2007. It is an independent institution. While the Accreditation Council is the decision making authority the Accreditation Institution serves as the accreditation operator. The Accreditation Institution is an accreditation operator for undergraduate as well as master's and professional master's programmes. The institution comprises three secretariats and a single management team. 

Accreditation methods used in Denmark

The accreditation system used in Denmark is linked with the European Standards and guidelines for ensuring that education is regulated as per ESGs. The ESGs were approved at the Bologna Ministerial Meeting in 2005 at Bergen. Both EVA and the Accreditation Institution have been accorded membership of the ENQA/European Association of Quality Assurance Agencies.

List of Higher Educational Institutions in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School
www.cbs.dk

IT University of Copenhagen
www.itu.dk

Roskilde University
www.ruc.dk

Technical University of Denmark
www.dtu.dk

University of Copenhagen
http://www.ku.dk/english

University of Southern Denmark
www.sdu.dk

Aalborg Universitet - main campus
www.aau.dk

Aarhus Universitet
www.au.dk

University Level Institutions of Fine and Performing Arts, Design and Architecture:

School of Theatre, Aarhus
www.teaterskolen.dk

The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC)
 www.rmc.dk

The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark
www.smks.dk

The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg
www.musikkons.dk

The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen
http://english.dkdm.dk/

Funen Art Academy
www.funenartacademy.com/

The Jutland Academy of Fine Arts
www.djk.nu

Kolding School of Design
www.designskolenkolding.dk

Aarhus School of Architecture
www.aarch.dk

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
www.dkds.dk

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
www.karch.dk

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation
www.kons.dk

Royal School of Library and Information Science
www.iva.dk

Copenhagen University College of Engineering
www.ihk.dk

Aarhus University, School of Engineering
www.iha.dk

Danish School of Media and Journalism
www.dmjx.dk

Metropolitan University College (MUC)
http://en.phmetropol.dk/

University College Capital
www.ucc.dk

University College Lilleb�lt
www.ucl.dk

University College Zealand
ucsj.dk/english

University College South Denmark
www.ucsyd.dk

VIA University College
www.viauc.com

Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education
www.eal.dk

Business Academy Southwest
www.easv.dk

Business Academy Aarhus
www.baaa.dk

Copenhagen Business
http://cphbusiness.dk/

International Business Academy, Kolding
http://uk.iba.dk/

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
www.kea.dk

Danish Academy of Business and Technology
www.eadania.dk

Zealand Institute of Business & Technology
www.zibat.dk

Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College
www.brock.dk

Schools of Maritime Education and Training

  • Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management
  • Maritime Training and Education Centre - MARTEC 
  • Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering
  • Svendborg International Maritime Academy – SIMAC

Conclusion

Denmark has organisations for accreditation of the educational system and it also has world class colleges and universities.
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