Since the launch of the Bologna Process, transition to Bachelor's and Master's programmes and widening independence of universities in designing their degree programmes, the demand for the universities to establish and advance sound and transparent quality assurance systems has grown drastically. When the accreditation system was established in Germany, FIBAA was founded in 1994 and hence became one of the first agencies to be accredited by the German Accreditation Council. Since 2002, it has been entitled to award the Seal of the Accreditation Council for degree programmes in Germany. The accreditation of degree programmes is an internationally-established quality assurance process in the higher education sector. It serves to maintain fundamental standards in terms of the content and structural design of educational offerings, to secure the comparability of various study offerings at national and international level, and to facilitate the international recognition of academic achievements and degrees.
Master Program of the Department of International Law "International Protection of Human Rights" obtained international accreditation for the maximum term possible, i.e. for 5 years. The decision was made by FIBAA, an international agency for quality assurance and accreditation of programs and institutions, on November 30, 2012.