AKAST e.V. - Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Canonical Study Programmes

AKAST was the only one of the currently ten agencies accredited in Germany to be re-accredited again according to the old law by the Accreditation Council; the corresponding documents and resolutions can be found on this page. Information on the accreditation procedure for agencies since 2018 can be found here.

AKAST has been registered in EQAR 2021, see https://www.eqar.eu/register/agencies/agency/?id=65.

Legal form

Non-profit association, public association with legal capacity under ecclesiastical law

Profile of the agency

Accreditation of theological study programmes qualifying for the pastorate, the priesthood or the profession of pastoral officer (see clauses 3 and 8 of the "Cornerstones for the Structure of Studies in Study Programmes with Catholic or Protestant Theology/Religion" of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany of 13 December 2007) as well as of Bachelor's and Master's study programmes at German universities whose degrees have canonical effect.


Home address: Schulstr. 26, D-85049 Ingolstadt

Postal address: Auf der Schanz 49, D-85049 Ingolstadt
Telephone +49 841 37 92 96 62
E-mail sekretariat@akast.info
Internet www.akast.info

Resolutions and documents for reaccreditation 2018

AKAST report of reaccreditation 2018
German Accreditation Council - resolution of reaccreditation of AKAST, printed matter 96/2018
Application for Reaccreditation of Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung kanonischer Studiengänge in Deutschland e.V. by the Accreditation Council for Programme Accreditation
Statement on the preliminary external review report