Institutional Accreditation in Switzerland
evalag performs institutional accreditations of or at Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences. The approval of the Swiss accreditation council was obtained on 3rd June 2016.
Details on the procedure can be found in the current handbook regarding accreditations in Switzerland (→PDF, German version).
For further information please contact Dr. Aletta Hinsken (phone 0049 621 12 85 45 60; hinsken(at)evalag.de).
Programme accreditation in accordance with GesBG in Switzerland
evalag also performs programme accreditations according to HFKG and GesBG of or at Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences. The approval of the Swiss accreditation council was obtained on 9th March 2020.
Details on the procedure can be found in the current handbook regarding accreditations in accordance with HFKG and GesBG (→PDF, German version).
The Gesundheitsberufegesetz (GesBG) ensures the quality of education in health professions according to the Hochschulförderungs- und -koordinationsgesetz (HFKG). It defines competences that must be acquired by the graduates of study programmes in the area of health (art. 3-5 GesBG). Furthermore, the Gesundheitsberufegesetz (GesBG) determines the mandatory accreditation of the following study programmes (art. 6 GesBG):
- Bachelor in Health;
- Bachelor in Physiotherapy;
- Bachelor in Ergotherapy;
- Bachelor in Midwifery;
- Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics;
- Bachelor in Optometry;
- Master in Osteopathy.
Every study programme has its own standards of accreditation which are based on the Gesundheitsberufekompetenzverordnung (GesBKV). The procedures are generally arranged as peer reviews in order to examine the fulfilment of the specific study programme-related standards as well as the interdisciplinary quality standards according to the Akkreditierungsverordnung HFKG (art. 7 and art. 23).