IUBH combines quality and reputationQuality with a Reputation

Numerous certificates and awards confirm the excellent IUBH reputation

On a regular basis the IUBH achieves top scores in evaluations. Reputable accreditations, partnerships and memberships indicate the high quality of the university and its programmes.

In 2009, as part of its institutional accreditation, the IUBH received the highest seal of quality from the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat): unconditional accreditation for 10 years.

The quality of teaching is confirmed by the various seals of quality and accreditations: The IUBH is accredited by the Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and received for five of its study programmes - above and beyond the "normal" accreditation -  five golden FIBAA premium seals so far. Therefore IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany to be awarded five or more premium seals.

In 2012 the IUBH also received the seal of quality from the Hanseatic Certification Agency which certified IUBH study programmes as a way to obtain vocational education and training.

In 2012 the IUBH was also honoured as best cooperation partner of the Association of Internet Travel Sales (Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V./VIR).

The IUBH is a founding member of the global network "Hotel Schools of Distinction" (formerly "Leading Hotel Schools of the World") and the only German university in the network. It is also the first and so far only, German university whose double degree tourism study programmes have been certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The IUBH is a member of the academic network "Global Compact" of the United Nations, the "Council for Hospitality Management Education" (CHME) and founding member of the "Quality Circle Events Studies".

In the field of business administration the IUBH consistently ranks in the top group. In the current CHE Ranking 2014 the IUBH achieved outstanding results and positioned itself in the field of business administration as Germany's best private university of applied sciences with the most ratings in the top group. 

Not only certificates and awards confirm the high quality of the university. On a regular basis we use the results of a series of surveys and evaluations to continually improve our programmes. These include:

  • Surveys of prospective students and first semester students about the quality of the study advisory services
  • Surveys of scholarship students
  • Service evaluation among students with a focus on quality of teaching and services
  • Evaluations of internship semesters and semesters abroad
  • Surveys of students about their career goals and employer preferences
  • Surveys of graduates
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