march, 2021

mon01mar09:45tue02(mar 2)13:00EQUIS Accreditation SeminarVirtual edition09:45 - 13:00 (2) Location:online

Event Details

Gain first-hand insights into the Dos and Don´ts when managing an EQUIS accreditation project

This seminar is for participants from Schools that are eligible for EQUIS as well as those from accredited Schools that seek to re-fresh their EQUIS knowledge and approach to preparation for EQUIS accreditation. The seminar uses a rich variety of presentation and discussion formats, both synchronous and asynchronous, with lived experiences of several Schools’ EQUIS journeys. The seminar provides the unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the EQUIS´s standards and criteria, as well as to share experiences with other schools in the accreditation process, especially in the context of online peer review visits.

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate the key stages of the accreditation processes
  • Interpret and apply the Standards and Criteria
  • Compile a Self-Assessment Report
  • Organise an effective Peer Review Visit

Target Group
The Seminar is targeted at institutions already awarded eligibility or accreditation. It is relevant for Accreditation Officers (EQUIS Project Leaders), Deans and Associate Deans in charge of accreditations.

Participants must already possess a good working knowledge of the EQUIS system, which requires at the very minimum the careful study of the EQUIS documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual, Process Manual Annexes) before the start of the seminar. School representatives looking for an introductory overview of the EQUIS system are explicitly discouraged from registering for this seminar.

A maximum of 20 participants will be admitted to the seminar in order to enable close interaction with the seminar leaders and speakers. Registration will close as soon as this number has been reached. A maximum of two representatives from the same institution will be admitted to this seminar.





Monday, 1 March

9:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Welcome and Introductions

10:30 – 11:10

The EQUIS Accreditation Framework

  • What to focus on – Constructing the Narrative
  • The Standards Explained
  • Interactive Poll, Q&A

11:10 – 11:30

Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 – 13:00

EQUIS Standards and Criteria 1-7

Key issue and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams

Interactive group work on the Self-Assessment Report

13:00 – 13:15

Wrap Up Day 1and Prep for Day 2


Tuesday, 2 March

10:00 – 10:40

Feedback on Self- Assessment Report Analysis

Plenary Q&A on Standards 1-7

10:40 – 11:20

Understanding the Transversal Themes-Standards 8-10

Interactive Group Analysis of Transversals in Self-Assessment Report

11:20 – 11:30

Comfort Break

11:30 – 12:05

Feedback on Transversal Group Work and Exercise

12:05 – 12:50

Visit Preparation and Execution

As lived by a panel of Schools and PRT members

Q&A with Panel

12:50 – 13:00

Closing & Wrap-Up

Practical information

Seminar fees:
EFMD Full member: 960€ plus 21% VAT
EFMD Affiliated member: 1140€ plus 21% VAT

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 19/02/2021, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives the notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.




1 (Monday) 09:45 - 2 (Tuesday) 13:00