History

Our history

2017

MARCH

alt Joint accreditation has become much more demanded
The joint evaluation of five clusters of educational programmes of Kazan (Volga region) Federal University was held. The procedure was jointly conducted by two accrediting agencies: National Centre for Public Accreditation and the Accreditation Agency evalag (Germany)

DECEMBER

altOne of the leading Chinese HEIs was awarded Russian accreditation for the first time.
The joint evaluation of two educational programmes of the University of International Business and Economics UIBE (PRC) was held. The procedure was jointly conducted by two accrediting agencies: National Centre for Public Accreditation and the Higher Education Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Education (China)

NOVEMBER

10th anniversary of the Guild of Experts in the Sphere of Higher Education


altThe Forum of the Guild of Experts in the Sphere of Higher Education “International Standards and Modern Approaches to Quality Evaluation in Education” was held. The vital issues related to the new technologies of quality assurance in education and the approaches to quality assurance in Russian education were discussed at the Forum

SEPTEMBER

The agreement with Accreditation Agency evalag (Germany) on the cooperation in quality assurance issues and accreditation and joint accreditation of the educational programmes was signed

MAY

Election to the Asia-Pacific Quality Network Board, where Galina Motova, Deputy Director of NCPA was elected as a member, took place at the APQN General Assembly meeting

2016
2015

DECEMBER

alt On December 1, 2015 the National Centre for Public Accreditation was officially registered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

The cooperation agreement between the All-Russian Student Union and the National Centre for Public Accreditation was signed

NOVEMBER

alt The X International Forum of Experts in Higher Education was held in Moscow. The Forum brought together over 160 participants from 8 countries: Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Poland

OCTOBER

altExternal Review of the clusters of the educational programmes was held in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia). The procedure was jointly conducted by two accrediting agencies: the National Centre for Public Accreditation (Russia) and the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute, ACQUIN (Germany)

SEPTEMBER

altThe official ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Cooperation in quality evaluation and accreditation between the National Centre for Public Accreditation (Russia) and Higher Education Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Education (China) was held


JUNE

The Cooperation Agreement was signed between the National Centre for Public Accreditation and Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

NOVEMBER

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On 26 November 2014 the National Centre for Public Accreditation was granted a full member status within the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

alt The IX International Forum of the Guild of Experts in the sphere of professional education was held in Moscow. The event was attended by the experts in the sphere of state and public accreditation, representatives of the European networks for education quality assurance and the leading Russian accrediting agencies

APRIL
alt The 4th ENQA Members' Forum was held in St Petersburg, Russia. The 4th ENQA Members' Forum was held in St Petersburg, Russia. The Forum was organized by National Centre for Public Accreditation and Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics (FINEC). The event was attended by 77 participants who represented 48 accrediting agencies from 32 countries

MARCH
alt Site visit of ENQA experts took place at the National Centre for Public Accreditation in order to conduct an analysis of correspondence of NCPA activities with the standards for accrediting agencies. The expert group included representatives from Finland, France, Belgium, Romania and Latvia

JANUARY

A cooperation Agreement was signed between the Russian Student Union and the National Centre for Public Accreditation

alt National Centre for Public Accreditation is a partner in the Tempus IV “Achieving and checking the alignment between academic programmes and qualification framework”

2014
2013

altNOVEMBER

Galina Motova, the Deputy Head of NCPA, participated in the external review of the Polish Accreditation Committee (Warsaw, Poland)


altVIII International Forum of the Guild of Experts “Implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines into the education quality assurance systems” was held in Moscow, Russia. Several international accreditation agencies took part in the work of the Forum


alt The representatives of three public accreditation agencies: the Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER), the Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (AKKORK) and the National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) signed an Agreement establishing the association "National Public Register of Accrediting Organizations in Education"


MAY alt

The Forum on University Rankings hosted by International Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG) with the participation of Galina Motova, Deputy Director of NCPA, was held in Warsaw, Poland


APRIL

alt NCPA’s Director Vladimir Navodnov was awarded the honorary award of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) for outstanding achievements in the field of quality assurance and personal contribution in promoting to quality and excellence in higher education at both national and international levels

MARCH

alt The Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti hosted the press conference on admission of prospective students and the project of public accreditation of Russian HEIs. Director of NCPA Vladimir Navodnov presented the Reference Book “The Best Educational Programmes of Innovative Russia”

DECEMBERalt
The first meeting of the National Accreditation Board on accreditation of the educational programmes of two federal universities was held




altThe 7th annual research and practice conference of the Guild of Experts “Implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance Systems in Russia” was held in Moscow, Russia. Achim Hopbah, President of ENQA, took part in the conference


FEBRUARYalt

NCPA conducted the external review of the educational programme in “Choral Conducting” delivered by Gnesins Academy of Music. The Review Panel consisted both of foreign and national experts (Moscow, Russia)


alt NCPA conducted the external review of the educational programmes “Academic Choir Conducting” and “Vocal Art” delivered by Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts in Moscow. The Review Panel consisted both of foreign and national experts (Moscow, Russia)

JANUARY

The National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) was granted the Full Member status in the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

2012
2011

NOVEMBER

alt The Results of the second stage of the project “The Best Educational Programmes of Innovative Russia” were presented at the press-conference “Methods and outcomes of quality assessment of educational programmes in higher professional education” which was held by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti. Victor Bolotov, Vice-president and an Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Vladimir Navodnov, Director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation, PhD, Professor, Galina Motova, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation, Editor-in-chief of the journal “Accreditation in Education”, PhD, Professor, Artyom Khromov, Chairman of the All-Russian public organization “The Russian Union of Students”, took part in the conference

alt Dr. Iring Wasser, CEENQA President, Managing Director of ASIIN (Germany), Vice President of ENAEE, Chairman of the “EUR-ACE”- label committee of ENAEE was invited to take part in the Sixth Annual Conference of Experts in Higher Education, organized by NCPA. Representatives of CEENQA member agencies from Central and Eastern Europe and colleagues from the Republic of Kazakhstan took an active part in the event

altSEPTEMBER

The Reference Book “The Best Educational Programmes of Innovative Russia” was published for the first time. 2034 of 32544 educational programmes of Russian HEIs were included into this edition


JUNE

alt NCPA conducted the first external review of three educational programmes delivered by the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in accordance with the ESG (Moscow, Russia)

OCTOBER

alt New electronic newsletter "Vestnik Accreditacii" covers all important issues in the sphere of accreditation: recently released documents, publications, conferences and events held in Russia and abroad

alt At the invitation of NCPA Peter Williams, former ENQA President, took part in the fifth nationwide conference of the Russian Guild of Experts in the sphere of professional education



SEPTEMBER alt

The National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) was granted the Associate Status in the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) at the Seventh ENQA General Assembly meeting (Helsinki, Finland)

JUNE

alt The Russian-Kazakh group participated in the training session “Internal and external quality assurance for institutional and programme accreditation in higher professional education”, which was hosted by the Agence d’evaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement superieur (AERES) (Paris, France)

The first nationwide research and practice conference “Accreditation in the sphere of higher professional education in Russia: the present state and prospects” was held online and was devoted to the 15th anniversary of the Accreditation System in Russia

altMAY

The National Centre for Public Accreditation became a full member of the Central and Eastern European Networking Association
(CEE Network)(Sofia, Bulgaria)


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FEBRUARY

The project “The Best Educational Programmes of Innovative Russia” was launched. The purpose of the project is to identify higher education programmes distinguished by the exemplary level of the quality of education

2010
2009

DECEMBER

alt The National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) was established. NCPA’s mission in the Russian system of quality assurance is to form and promote quality culture in higher education through identification, evaluation, and accreditation of the best educational programs in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG-ENQA). The National Centre for Public Accreditation was created by the separation from the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (NAA)

NOVEMBER

alt Dr. Hans Ulrich Schmidt, Managing Director of FIBAA (Foundation for international business administration accreditation), took part in the Forth nationwide conference of experts in the field of professional education



SEPTEMBER

The National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (NAA) was granted Full Member Status in the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

NOVEMBER

alt The manual “Accreditation of higher education institutions in Russia” was published (V. Navodnov, E. Gevorkyan, G. Motova, M. Petropavlovskiy, – Yoshkar-Ola, 2008. – 166 p.). It outlines the evaluation procedures of a HEI and describes indicators, methods and criteria of state accreditation as well as methods used to define the type and form of a HEI on the basis of a systemic approach


alt The National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (Vladimir Navodnov, Director) underwent the external review held by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)


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SEPTEMBER

The manual “Examination of the quality of education: European approach” was published (G. Motova, V. Navodnov - Yoshkar-Ola, 2008. – 100 p.) It describes the main types of education quality assurance systems, requirements for the expert activities in the sphere of higher education as well as the analysis of Russian and European experience in conducting reviews


altJUNE

The Russian translation of “Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area” (Yoshkar-Ola: Accreditation in education, 2008. – 58p.) was published. It is available on www.enqa.eu and www.аккредитация.рф


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MAY
The first Internet-Olympiads were held. Prof. Vladimir Navodnov, PhD, was the Project Manager


altAPRIL

Bruno Curvale (France), Vice President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), took part in the Third nationwide conference of the Russian Guild of Experts in the sphere of professional education (Moscow, Russia)

2008
2007

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NOVEMBER

Hillar Bauman, Director of the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA), took part in the Second nationwide conference of the Russian Guild of Experts in the sphere of professional education

NOVEMBER

The first nationwide conference of the Russian Guild of Experts in the sphere of professional education “Accreditation in the sphere of higher professional education in Russia: current status and the prospects” was held

JUNE

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The first constituent conference of the Russian Guild of Experts in the sphere of higher professional education was held at the initiative of the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation

alt The mission of the Guild is to develop and improve the system of public and state accreditation of Professional Education Institutions in order to assure the quality of professional education in Russia based on cooperation and partnership of all the stakeholders. Prof. Peter Litvitsky, PhD, corresponding member of RAMS, was elected the first president

2006
2005

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NOVEMBER

The first training seminar for education quality assessment experts was held



alt Publication of the scientific edition “Foreign Accreditation Models” (G. Motova, V. Navodnov – 2nd edition: revised and expanded. – Moscow - Yoshkar-Ola: central state archives, 2005. – 112 p.) summarizing the outcomes of studies of practical experience of national bodies carrying out education quality assessment abroad

MAY

alt Project “Federal Internet-Exam in the Sphere of Professional Education” was launched. Prof. Vladimir Navodnov, PhD, was the Project Manager. The Federal Internet-Exam in the Sphere of Professional Education is carried out both online and offline to test students in a set of study programmes or one study programme in all HEIs of the Russian Federation

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First issue of the journal “Accreditation in education” was published (prof. Galina Motova, PhD, Editor in Chief)





altAPRIL

The 10th anniversary of the first Russian Accreditation Agency; the Director is professor Vladimir Navodnov

altOCTOBER

Establishment of the Eurasian Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN). Vladimir Navodnov was elected Secretary General


altSEPTEMBER

The international conference “Promotion of European cooperation in Quality Assurance” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia



altJULY

The heads of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science V. Bolotov and E. Gevorkyan participated in the seminar held in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

2004
2003

OCTOBER

alt The International research and practice conference (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia) on the issues of developing and integrating the systems of higher professional education quality assessment in the CIS and Baltic countries. A. Pyzhikov, Vice-Minister of Education, and E. Gevorkyan, Head of the Department of Licensure, Accreditation and Certification of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, as well as representatives of accreditation bodies of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Estonia, attended the conference

JULY

alt Tokuda Masanori, Professor of the National Institution for Academic Degrees (Japan) and Shinichi Masudzaki, Representative of the Japanese Centre visited the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

2002
2001

altOCTOBER

First edition of the manual “Integrated assessment of higher education institutions” was published (V. Navodnov, E. Gevorkyan, G. Motova, M. Petropavlovskiy – Moscow - Yoshkar-Ola: Scientific and Information Centre of State Accreditation, 2001. – 192p.)

APRIL

Creation of the website “All Russian HEIs” www.abitur.nica.ru (designer – A. Vedernikov)

altFEBRUARY

Advanced training courses for the management of HEIs “Management in education. State regulation” at the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)

Publication of the first Register of the accredited HEIs of the Russian Federation

NOVEMBER

The National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (NAA) joined the Network of Central and Eastern European Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEE Network)(Budapest, Hungary)

altOCTOBER

Publication of the first analytical report “State accreditation of Higher, Secondary and Further Education Institutions in 1999”



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MARCH

A working meeting within the project CROSS (Russia – the Netherlands) was held

2000
1999

altOCTOBER

A license for publishing activities was obtained. The monograph “Developing the system of state accreditation” was published (V. Navodnov, G. Motova,
M. Petropavlovskiy)




altSEPTEMBER

The mathematical model of classification of HEIs into certain types based on the methods of discriminatory analysis was included into the procedure of state accreditation (developer –
M. Petropavlovskiy)


JUNE

A license for carrying out seminars on education quality assessment and accreditation was granted to NAA by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Education (№ 25-191, 23.06.1999)

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V. Filippov, Minister of education of the Russian Education, visited the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation

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NOVEMBER

A seminar within the project TACIS with the participation of Ton Vroeijenstijn, Secretary of INQAAHE was held in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

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JULY

A seminar on accreditation issues with the participation of V. Bolotov, Deputy Minister of general and professional education of the Russian Federation was held


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JUNE

The monograph “Systems of accreditation abroad” was published (G. Motova, V. Navodnov, V. Kuklin, B. Saveliev / Foreword by V. Zernova— Moscow, 1998. — 151 p.)

1998
1997

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JUNE

First version of the website www.nica.ru was created and placed on the Internet




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First meeting of the Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education of Russia. The cases of 27 HEIs prepared by the Centre of Accreditation were considered

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NOVEMBER

The structure of the presentation of a HEI for state accreditation was developed



altSEPTEMBER

The first data collection module was sent for HEIs (developed by V. Egoshin, V. Gurianov)




altJULY

Russia (the National Accreditation Agency) joined the International Network of Accrediting Agencies INQAAHE

1996
1995

altAPRIL

Scientific and Information Centre of State Accreditation was created (the Order of State Committee on Higher Education
No 570 dated 18.04.1995)

V. Navodnov became the appointed Director of the National Accreditation Agency (the Order of the State Committee on Higher Education No 602 dated 24.04.1995)

FEBRUARY

The textbooks stamped Russian Federation State Committee on Higher Education on the technology of mass educational measurements were published. Many of the ideas later underpinned the technology of Federal Internet-Exam in the Sphere of Professional Education
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♦Technology of testing and outcome analysis KAMERTON (V. Kuklin, V. Navodnov, M. Petropavlovskiy, Yoshkar-Ola: MarSTU, 1995. – 86 p.)

TestGen — system of testing materials development. (V. Navodnov, V. Kuklin, A. Maslennikov, A. Eltsin, Yoshkar-Ola: MarSTU, 1995. – 84 p.)


alt A seminar “Information technologies of the accreditation of educational institutions” involving Deputy Chairman of Russian Federation Committee on Higher Education V. Shadrikov, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation N. Lazutova and Head of the Department of Licensing, Accreditation and Nostrification V. Meshalkin was conducted

The presentation of the software package “Monitoring of Accredited HEIs of Russia” and the Kamerton technology was held

alt The first Russian Centre of Accreditation (Scientific and Information Centre of State Accreditation, V. Navodnov, Director) was created by the decision of Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation State Committee on Higher Education V. Shadrikov and Rector of MarSTU
G. Oshchepkov

alt JUNE

A seminar on accreditation with the participation of the Head of the Department of Licensing, Accreditation and Nostrification V. Meshalkin was conducted (Russia)

1994