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Accreditation Standards

ACEEU's thorough accreditation process is based on standards that have been developed by world-leading experts in the field of entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education ecosystems.
The list below presents an overview of the 5 dimensions and 15 standards that form the basis of ACEEU's assessment.

For more information, please refer to the ACEEU Standards and Guidelines document that can be found in the ACEEU Application Package.

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Dimension 1:
Orientation and Strategy
  • Institutional Commitment
  • Shared Goals
  • Financial Planning
Dimension 2:
People and Organisational Capacity
  • Leadership
  • Staff profile
  • Incentives and rewards
Dimension 3:
Drivers and Enablers
  • Culture
  • Internal Support Structures
  • Service Alignment
Dimension 4:
Education, Research and Third Mission Activities
  • Education
  • Research
  • Third Mission Activities
Dimension 5:
Innovation and impact
  • Continuous improvement
  • Influence within the Ecosystem
  • Impact