The Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS) is an interdisciplinary and multiprofessional organization whose main tasks include the accreditation of Bachelor and Master programs in health and social science fields, as well as of the internal control and quality assurance systems at universities and colleges.
The AHPGS works in an inter-university and inter-disciplinary manner with specific competences in the fields of health and social studies as well as in related fields of academic study and area of activity.
The AHPGS is a registered non-profit association, which is supported by the departmental conferences of special education, nursing, health and social work, representatives of scientific societies and relevant professional, professional and sponsor organizations from the relevant fields of action, and individuals. Collaboration with scientific societies, representatives of practice organizations and employers such as charities and municipal associations ensures a balance of interests in the agency.
The AHPGS is accredited by the Foundation Akkreditierungsrat for the performance of accreditation procedures in Germany.
The AHPGS is recognised by the Swiss Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (WBF) to review applications for accreditation from universities on behalf of the WBF.
The AHPGS is entitled to carry out audits at universities in Austria in accordance with § 22 Para. 2 HS-QSG.
The AHPGS is a member of ECA (European Consortium for Accreditation), ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), CEENQA (Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education), INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies) and is listed in EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register).