Škoda Auto University becomes the first private university in the Czech Republic to obtain Institutional Accreditation


Škoda Auto University has reached a significant milestone in its development. It has become the first private university in the Czech Republic to obtain institutional accreditation. This achievement is a testament to the school's excellence in providing quality education. Institutional accreditation represents a declaration of the quality of an entire institution, and its acquisition is a significant recognition of Škoda Auto University's educational, research, and administrative capacities.

"We are immensely proud to receive institutional accreditation, which is the result of our long-term work and commitment to providing excellent education. Institutional accreditation opens new opportunities for the development of our study programs and innovations in education, and along with the international accreditation ACBSP, which our university has held for several years, it opens new opportunities for our students," says doc. Ing. Pavel Mertlík, CSc., rector of Škoda Auto University.

Ing. Sandra Lacinová, CEO of Škoda Auto University, adds: "Obtaining institutional accreditation is not only a confirmation of our quality but also opens new doors for strengthening our cooperation with the public and private sectors. This success allows our students and academia to create new opportunities for innovation and practical application of education."

Institutional accreditation of universities in the Czech Republic is a process in which an evaluation panel of experts appointed by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education assesses the quality of a higher education institution as a whole. For universities, institutional accreditation is very important because it represents official recognition of their quality and ability to provide high-quality education and independently develop a range of study programs. Accreditation also strengthens public and employer confidence in the school's educational services and can support its competitiveness and attractiveness.

However, obtaining institutional accreditation represents not only recognition of quality for Škoda Auto University but also a long-term commitment to maintain and continue to enhance this quality.