New EQANIE Accreditation Committee Chair Elected

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Posted on 10 June 2010

On May 19, 2010 the constituent session of the EQANIE – Accreditation Committee took place. Prof. Dr. Roland Ibbett has been elected as Chair for the coming three years.

 Prof. Dr. R. Ibbett

Roland Ibbett is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and a former Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He has been involved with British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation since 1984 and between 2005 and 2007 chaired the BCS Accreditation Review Group. Since 2007 he has been the BCS representative on the Registration Standards Committee of the UK Engineering Council.

Prof. Dr. M. Nagl

Prof. Dr. Manfred Nagl will be taking office as the Vice Chair of the Accreditation Committee. He is currently Vice Chair of the Conference of Informatics Departments of Germany (Fakultätentag Informatik) and also board member of the Association of the Conferences of Deans in Engineering and Informatics at Universities (4ING). He was chairperson of both organizations until 2008.

Moreover, multiple reviewing teams have been established at the meeting and were entrusted with their first assignment already. In regard to the Euro-Inf Bachelor and Master accreditations at higher educational institutions, the teams are expected to proceed with their task in summer and fall 2010. In this respect, the requirements and Procedural Principles for the Accreditation have been approved. These will soon be available for download. 

On June 25th, 2010 the next Committee meeting will take place, drawing its focus on the prerequisites for authorizing national and regional accreditation agencies for awarding the Euro-Inf label. Applications or questions concerning the Euro-Inf Quality Label may be send directly to the EQANIE Secretariat at

Further Information:

British Computer Society

Association of the Conferences of Deans in Engineering and Informatics at Universities (4ING)


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