Institutional accreditation


Royal Decree 420/2015, of 29 May, on the creation, recognition, authorisation and accreditation of universities and university centers, introduces the figure of institutional accreditation of public and private university centers as an alternative to the model for accreditation of official university qualifications regulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes the organisation of official university education. In its article 14, the aforementioned Royal Decree regulates the application for institutional accreditation, the requirements that university centers must meet to obtain it, and the period of validity of the accreditation (five 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. 420/2015 (English) Resolución de 7 de marzo de 2018


Protocol (Spanish) Assessment Request (Spanish)


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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 27/11/2023
Universidad de Zaragoza Escuela Politécnica Superior (EPSH) 22004670 Del 28/02/2019 al 28/02/2024
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales 50011941 Del 10/03/2020 al 09/03/2025
Universidad San Jorge Escuela de Arquitectura y Tecnología 50011938 Del 18/05/2020 al 17/05/2025
Universidad San Jorge Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud 50012013 Del 18/05/2020 al 17/05/2025
Universidad de Zaragoza Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 50008861 Del 22/01/2021 al 22/01/2026