Institutional accreditation


Royal Decree 640/2021, of 27th July, on the creation, recognition and authorization of universities and university centers, and institutional accreditation of university centers, regulates the procedure for the institutional accreditation of university centers as an alternative to the model of accreditation of official university degrees regulated in Royal Decree 822/2021, of September 28, which establishes the organization of university education and the procedure for assuring its quality. In its article 14, the aforementioned Royal Decree regulates the institutional accreditation procedure, the requirements that university centers must comply with in order to obtain it, as well as the period of validity of the accreditation, which has been established at six years.



The main objective of this programme is to generate sufficient confidence in the centers and in their ability to provide training that guarantees the satisfaction of the needs and expectations of the students and of society. This confidence will be supported by transparent public information and accountability.  

Universities whose centers have obtained institutional accreditation will be able, while maintaining their effects, to renew the accreditation of the official programmes they teach without having to undergo the procedure of accreditation renewal per programme.

All the official university programmes corresponding to the accredited center will incorporate as the date of renewal of accreditation in the Register of Universities, Centres and Programmes (RUCT), the date corresponding to the resolution of institutional accreditation of the Council of Universities.



The university will request the assessment.

Applicant centers must have the certification of their Internal Quality Assurance System and must have renewed the accreditation of half of their degrees (Bachelor) and master's degrees.

The SEC is responsible for evaluating applications for institutional accreditation.


ESG Compliance part 2









Article by Antonio Serrano, Chief Executive of the ACPUA.

Faculty of Economics and Business' Journal. Universidad de Zaragoza.




Legal Framework

  R.D. 640/2021 (Spanish) Resolution 3rd March, 2022 (Spanish)


REACU Protocol Procedure Joint Programmes (Spanish)


ACPUA Documents



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Accredited centers

Universidad Centro Código RUCT Vigencia
Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA) 50012177 Del 27/11/2018 al 27/11/2024
Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela Politécnica Superior (EPSH) 22004670 Del 28/02/2019 al 28/02/2025
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales 50011941 Del 10/03/2020 al 09/03/2026
Universidad San Jorge Escuela de Arquitectura y Tecnología 50011938 Del 18/05/2020 al 17/05/2026
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud 50012013 Del 18/05/2020 al 17/05/2026
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 50008861 Del 22/01/2021 al 22/01/2027
Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela Universitaria Politécnica- La Almunia 50009671 Del 16/11/2021 al 16/11/2027
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Ciencias 50008848 Del 16/11/2021 al 16/11/2027
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud y del Deporte 22006149 Del 16/11/2021 al 16/11/2027
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Economía y Empresa 50012189 Del 18/07/2023 al 18/07/2029