FAQ: Is the AUC programme accredited?
Yes, the AUC programme is accredited.
The University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam jointly applied for initial accreditation for the AUC programme. The NVAO (the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) formally accredited the AUC programme on 2 September 2008.
On 6 October 2011 the NVAO formally converted the accreditation of the AUC programme to a joint degree of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
In June 2012 the NVAO awarded the AUC programme the “Distinctive feature of small-scale and intensive education".
The NVAO formally re-accredited the AUC programme on 27 January 2014. Findings, consideration and conclusions of the accreditation committee were brought together in a report, which concluded that “the programme not only fulfils the criteria for generic quality that are a condition for re-accreditation, but even surpasses these generic quality standards across the entire spectrum of the programme.” With respect to the AUC faculty, the committee stated the following: “AUC sets high standards when recruiting personnel and this bears fruit: it does not come as a surprise for the committee that in student evaluations, faculty score well on academic expertise, accessibility, and commitment to students.”