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 HEIs, maximise their impact in the communities and enhance their overall performance.

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Promoting
Excellence

Promoting
Excellence

Leveraging the expertise of in-house staff and external experts and putting innovative tools at disposal, ACEEU is committed to honing skills of HEI practitioners to empower them to make their HEIs more responsive to societal and economic needs.

Evaluating
Excellence

Evaluating
Excellence

Looking through the prism of 15 standards of third mission excellence, ACEEU is lauding the domains in which HEIs are excelling and pinpointing weak spots that can be improved.

Celebrating
Excellence

Celebrating
Excellence

Creating the platform for inspiring stories of HEIs that ‘live and breathe’ engagement and entrepreneurship across all levels enables ACEEU to cultivate a tight-knit community dedicated to third mission excellence.

Introduction

About ACEEU

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 usher 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), and is currently working on programme-level accreditation through the prism of 21st century skills.
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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ACEEU around the world

ACEEU headquarters and regional offices

Münster, Germany

ACEEU
Headquarter

Amsterdam, Netherlands

EMEA
Office

Mexico City, Mexico

Americas
Office

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asia-Pacific
Office



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ACEEU is dedicated to the advancement of higher education and is proud to be a full-fledged member of INQAAHE and an affiliate member of ENQA.