ENAEE (European Network for Engineering Accreditation)/EUR-ACE® Label (EURopean ACcredited Engineer)
EUR-ACE® Label (EURopean ACcredited Engineer) is the European quality label for engineering degree programs at Bachelor and Master Level. It is closely linked to the Bologna process and is based on "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area". It is awarded by the ENAEE (the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education), a network of European institutions for the accreditation of engineering programs. Currently, 15 institutions in Europe are authorised to award the EUR-ACE® Label. There is the Accreditation Committee of Technical Universities (KAUT) among them which was authorised to award the EUR-ACE® Label together with its accreditation after several years of efforts.
The EUR-ACE® Label is a recognised quality label in all European countries because it is based on a coherent framework of standards that measures the effectiveness of engineering degree programs. In countries with regulated engineering professions, programs with EUR-ACE® Label meet the requirements for the award of the titles of Registered or Chartered Engineer (CEng), and the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) automatically recognizes programs with EUR-ACE® Label as eligible for the award of the title of European Engineer (Eur Ing).
Lodz University of Technology has been awarded with 16 EUR-ACE® Labels: Materials Engineering (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Automatic Control and Robotics (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Chemical Technology (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label), Nanotechnology (EUR-ACE Master Label), Biotechnology (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Computer Science (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Technical Physics (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label), Architecture (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Civil Engineering (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label, EUR-ACE Master Label), Management and Production Engineering (EUR-ACE Bachelor Label).
ENAAE/EUR-ACE® Label accreditations are financed by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the POWER project "International accreditations". The aim of the project is obtaining international accreditations and certificates by Polish HEIs, increasing the international competitiveness of universities. Co-financing of the project from EU funds is 84.28%, the remaining funds come from the state budget.