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FAQ: Is the AUC programme accredited?

Yes, the AUC programme is accredited.

The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit 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".

After re-accrediation in 2014, the NVAO formally re-accredited the AUC programme again on 15 July 2019. Findings, consideration and conclusions of the accreditation committee were brought together in a report, which concluded that “AUC brings the research strengths of the two parent institutions together by realising a distinctive residential teaching-learning environment that addresses real world challenges through a flexible approach to learning and development”, and that “AUC delivers graduates of a high standard who easily find their way in top-ranked university programmes”.