Your Path to

Recognised Excellence

in Entrepreneurship & Engagement

With its research-backed resources, innovative tools and support systems, and a host of dedicated experts ACEEU carefully guides HEIs to carve their unique path by capitalising on all opportunities that come with genuine engagement and entrepreneurship in higher education.

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Placing

Third Mission in Focus

Utilising a multi-lateral collaborative approach and a comprehensive set of standards for engagement and entrepreneurship ACEEU strives to advance the third mission potential of HEIs, maximise their impact in the communities and enhance their overall performance.

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Get Accredited as an
Entrepreneurial University
and/or
Engaged University

Third Mission
Focus

ACEEU accreditation focuses on universities' contributions to economic and social development, with entrepreneurship and community engagement being the two impact vehicles put into focus.

Accredit your
entire university
or a
single academic unit
(faculty, school, departments)
New Divisional Accreditation

Scope
of Accreditation

Since April 2021, ACEEU offers its entrepreneurship and engagement accreditation not only on institutional level but also on academic unit level. Apply now to become one of the first ones accredited!

Next application deadlines
August 31, 2021
November 30, 2021
February 28, 2022
May 31, 2022

Eligibility
Deadlines

The first step to start your ACEEU accreditation is to apply for eligibility. ACEEU offers four deadlines per year to ensure a timely review of your application.

Introduction

About ACEEU

The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) is the only globally-operating quality assurance body with a focus on acknowledging engagement and entrepreneurship of universities. As such, ACEEU strives to lead the way in a new era for higher education through evaluating, supporting and igniting the potential of HEIs on their road to third mission excellence. Founded within the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ACEEU has become an independent entity with its headquarters in Münster, Germany, and regional offices across the globe. Under its palette of services, ACEEU offers accreditation for entrepreneurship and engagement on institutional and divisional level (faculty, school, department).
Learn more about the experiences of The University of Adelaide in Australia with ACEEU accreditation.
Why ACEEU?

Value of ACEEU accreditation

Promoting

Cultural
Change

ACEEU accreditation fosters cultural change through multi-stakeholder involvement in the accreditation process

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Accelerating

Organisational
Development

Accreditation process generates evidence and recommendations which enables institutions to make well-informed future decisions.

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Amplifying the

Recognition
of Excellence

ACEEU accreditation gives a clear message to your current and future students, business and academic partners, employees and funding bodies “what you are”, an entrepreneurship and/or engagement-oriented institution.

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