The Danish Accreditation Institution is an independent public agency that ensures the quality and relevance of higher education in Denmark.
Through accreditation and external quality assurance, the Danish Accreditation Institution seeks to assist the higher education institutions with ensuring and developing better, relevant, and up-to-date study programmes.
The Danish Accreditation Institution serves as an accreditation operator as well as a secretariat to the Accreditation Council. The council operates as an independent entity that determines all matters of accreditation in Denmark, including accreditation of all higher education institutions and their study programmes, both new and existing.
The institution was established in 2007 as ACE Denmark - The Accreditation Institution. As of July 1st 2013, the institution changed its name to the current one because of the new Danish accreditation law.
The new accreditation law makes The Danish Accreditation Institution responsible for the accreditation of all higher educations, study programmes, and educational institutions. In contrast, the former ACE Denmark solely carried out the accreditations that were related to the Danish universities.