Through systematic evaluation, feedback and international cooperation, UNIGIS Salzburg has always striven for top national and international quality standards in terms of content, structure and organisation of the two distance learning study programs UNIGIS professional and UNIGIS Master of Science.

National regulations in Austria, however, do not provide a legal framework for external evaluation of study programs at federal universities by the official national accreditation agency AQ Austria. Therefore guidelines for a voluntary accreditation first had to be established.

Today we can proudly state that UNIGIS is the first continuing education program (“Universitätslehrgang”) at a national university in Austria successfully accredited by the national accreditation agency, AQ Austria.
After a thorough pilot assessment process UNIGIS Salzburg not only was awarded full and unconditional accreditation, but also received excellent feedback from the review committee.

In parallel with the accreditation, the 1-year programme UNIGIS professional was certified to meet level 6 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF 6) and UNIGIS MSc fulfills the EQF 7 standard of European Master programmes in Higher Education.