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Accreditation & Rankings

Quality is our highest priority. But don't just take it from us...

Quality is our highest priority. But don't just take it from us...

At IUBH we put emphasis on quality

The quality of our programmes is important to us. That’s why we have not only introduced internal quality assurance procedures, but also passed numerous external accreditations and certifications.

Accreditations & rankings

We pride ourselves in offering our students well-organised study programmes with first-class curricula. And it shows – we’ve received multiple awards, accreditations and certifications for our courses.


All current study programmes of IUBH are accredited and bear the seal of the German Accreditation Council. Among other things, accreditation certifies that the curricula meet academic standards, that the programmes are structured in such a way as to meet all formal requirements and that the necessary resources are available in the form of qualified staff and sufficient equipment. They facilitate the international recognition of educational qualifications in all 48 states of the Bologna region.
Five of our degree programmes were awarded the FIBAA premium seal. This award certifies the extraordinary quality of these programmes. It also makes the IUBH one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.


The ZFU, as a state institution, checks whether distance education programmes meet the formal requirements of the Distance Learning Protection Act (FernUSG). All our study programmes as well as our Individual trainings are accredited through the ZFU.

The German Council of Science and Humanities

The German Council of Science and Humanities has been advising governments across Germany on the issues of university development, science and research. The Council is also responsible for ensuring the quality of teaching and research at private universities. In 2009, IUBH was unconditionally accredited by the Council of Science and Humanities for ten years. This is the best kind of accreditation you can get.


With our extensive quality management system, we regularly evaluate and improve our teaching materials, services and tutorials. In 2017, this system was tested and verified by the HZA (Hanseatic Certification Agency), an agency that certifies the quality assurance procedures of organisations in the field of education.

CHE University Ranking

The CHE University Ranking is one of the most well-known study rankings in Germany. IUBH achieved the following accolades:

  • Top ranking in "Overall study situation" (Score 1.6)
  • Top ranking in “Practical application” (Score 1.7)

Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019

IUBH was awarded the Innovation & Excellence Award 2019 by Corporate LiveWire for our innovative study programmes. The award is given to companies and institutions that set industry trends with creative products and innovative ideas.

German SME IT-innovation award

Since autumn 2016, IUBH has been the only university to offer online exams worldwide – anywhere, anytime, immediately and with live exam supervision. This earned us a place on the German SME IT innovation award’s best list.