The European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) provide a reference framework for internal and external quality assurance systems in higher education.
The interstate treaty adopted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK) lays out the provisions for the organization of a joint accreditation system for quality assurance in teaching and learning at German universities.
This document supplements the Standards for Teacher Training and describes the professional profile of prospective teachers on the basis of the skills to be attained and required subject focus. The standards are limited to those subjects that appear in the examination regulations of nearly all of Germany’s federal states.
Framework agreement on the training and examination of teaching training students for the Sekundarstufe II (vocational subjects) or vocational schools (Lehramtstyp 5) (see KMK)
The Standards for Teacher Training adopted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs identify competences in educational science to be acquired by trainee teachers and which are of particular significance in their everyday professional work.
Higher education in Germany is the jurisdiction of the individual federal states and is regulated by each state’s respective higher education legislation. In Berlin, this is the Berlin State Higher Education Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen im Land Berlin - BerlHG). This act contains general regulations regarding an institution’s internal organization and duties as well as how studies such as admissions and degrees, teaching, and research are to be managed and regulated.
The requirements and procedures for the accreditation of studies in the state of Berlin are regulated in the Study Accreditation Ordinance (Studienakkreditierungsverordnung Berlin - BlnStudAkkV).
The Berlin Teacher Training Act (Lehrkräftebildungsgesetz - LBiG) is an important supplement to the regulations for teacher training in the Berlin State Higher Education Act.
The Regulations Governing General Study and Examination Regulations (Ordnung zur Regelung des allgemeinen Studien- und Prüfungsverfahrens - AllgStuPO) at Technische Universität Berlin apply to all degree programs at the University and contain information about general study objectives, modules, class formats, and the organization of exams among other topics.
Statutes of TU Berlin Governing University Selection Procedures (Auswahlsatzung - AuswahlSa)
Statues for Determining the Number of Available Places During the Admissions Procedure (Satzung zur Festsetzung der vorab zu vergebenden Quoten im Zulassungsverfahren- QuoSa)
These regulations provide the framework for all forms of evaluation at Technische Universität Berlin, such as student surveys in course evaluations, as well as information about other important issues such as data protection and security.
Technische Universität Berlin’s Quality Management Regulations (Ordnung zum Qualitätsmanagement - QMO) set out rules and requirements regarding quality assurance processes in the University’s academics and teaching. They provide details, for instance, about degree program evaluations as well as information about the responsibilities of the University administration and committees in quality management.
Other internal regulations and guidelines can be found in the QM Handbook. All regulations and statutes including study and examination regulations (StuPO) and application and admission regulations (ZZO) for individual degree programs can be found at