In 2010/2011, Universität Hamburg took part in the Internationalization audit conducted by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK). In December 2012, the German Rectors' Conference awarded the University a certificate.
Universität Hamburg underwent a re-audit from 2015 to 2018. This process ended successfully in December 2018 with the HRK awarding a Re-Audit certificate.
The Department of International Affairs oversees the audit and re-audit process, although numerous projects are interdisciplinary in nature and require the support of other administrative offices.