8 reasons for Russian HEIs to choose NCPA
alt National Centre for Public Accreditation is the first independent accrediting agency in Russia which is recognized by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
NCPA is a Full Member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the International Network for
Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in
Higher Education (CEENQA), the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG)

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alt National Centre for Public Accreditation actively works at an international level and has 22 cooperation agreements with Russian
public and professional organizations, associations and unions and 18 foreign associations for quality assurance

Agreements with foreign organizations and associations:

Cooperation Agreement with The Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance Institute (ACQUIN)
Cooperation Agreement with the Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (HCERES)
Cooperation Agreement with the Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre (HEQEC)
Cooperation Agreement with the Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE)
Cooperation Agreement with the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA)
Cooperation Agreement with the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)
Cooperation Agreement with the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HEA B&H)
Cooperation Agreement with Accreditation Commission Czech Republic (ACCR)
Cooperation Agreement with the National Accreditation Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Cooperation Agreement with Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR)
Cooperation Agreement with National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA)
Cooperation Agreement with Higher Education, Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council (YODAK)
Cooperation Agreement with the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)
Cooperation Agreement with Shanghai Education Evaluation Institute (SEEI)
Cooperation Agreement with Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT)
Cooperation Agreement with the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP)
Cooperation Agreement with the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)
Cooperation Agreement with Higher Education Evaluation Center Ministry of Education, China (HEEC)
Cooperation Agreement with the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA)
Cooperation Agreement with the EVALAG (evaluation agency Baden-Wurtemberg)

alt National Centre for Public Accreditation is authorized for conducting professional-public accreditation by employers and their
associations at federal and regional level

Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Department of Health of Primorsky Kray
Russian Union of Architects
Association of Music Education Institutions
Association of Forest Education
Regional Association of Employers "Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Arkhangelsk Region"
Free Economic Society of Russia
Central Institute of Continuous Education of the Society "Knowledge" of Russia
Russian Student Union
Interregional Association of the Heads of Enterprises
ANO of FPE "Siberian Agency for Qualifications Development"

International Public Association "Union of Designers"

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A programme or a cluster of programmes are awarded Three Stars if they successfully passed public (national) accreditation. .

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A programme or a cluster of programmes are awarded Four Stars if they successfully passed international public accreditation.

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A programme or a cluster of programmes are awarded Five Stars if they successfully passed joint international public accreditation.

 
alt NCPA has protected intellectual property in the sphere of management and evaluation of higher education quality
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Cert. 2010617185 Russian Federation. Certificate of State Registration of computer software. The software for survey of experts in the sphere of evaluation of the quality of professional education. – No. 2010615933; applic. 27.09.10; pub. 27.10.10, Register of software. – 1 p.

 alt Cert. 2012613584 Russian Federation. Certificate of State Registration of computer software. The software for modeling of accreditation indicators for educational programmes of a HEI: diagnostics. – No. 2012611450; applic. 29.02.12; pub. 16.04.12, Register of software. – 1 p.
 alt Cert. 2012613618 Russian Federation. Certificate of State Registration of computer software. Centralized information system for automatization of management of the database of educational programmes of higher professional education of the Russian Federation.– No. 2012611469; applic. 29.02.12; pub. 18.04.12, Register of software. – 1 p.
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Cert. 2012613886 Russian Federation. Certificate of State Registration of computer software. The software for modeling of accreditation indicators of a HEI: verification. – No. 2012611425; applic. 29.02.12; pub. 26.04.12, Register of software. – 1 p.

 alt Cert. 2012613887 Russian Federation. Certificate of State Registration of computer software. The software for analysis and modeling of accreditation indicators of a HEI "Module on the indicators of a HEI: analysis". – No. 2012611426; applic. 29.02.12; pub. 26.04.12, Register of software. – 1 p.
alt NCPA has extensive experience in professional-public accreditation
From 2011 till 2015, 251 educational programme (46 clusters of educational programmes), including further education programmes,
underwent professional-public accreditation in NCPA. External reviews of educational programmes involved 283 experts including 77
representatives of Russian academic community, 52 representatives of professional communities, 52 representatives of students, 101
foreign experts from 20 countries: Russia, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia,
Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Finland, Czech Repubic and Estonia

 

alt NCPA has qualified staff for effective and efficient organization and carrying out the procedures of external quality assurance
Three NCPA staff members are certified international experts of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
(ENQA). The staff takes an active part in national and foreign conferences, seminars, internships in foreign accrediting agencies,
external reviews of foreign accrediting agencies, foreign HEIs and educational programmes

 

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Advantages and benefits of undergoing professional-public accreditation in NCPA

  • Independent and objective evaluation of the quality of contents and delivery conditions of educational programmes, the level of graduates' training, including evaluation by foreign experts.
  • Obtaining specific recommendations for improvement of the quality of educational programmes' delivery and training of students.
  • Public and professional recognition at national and international level.
  • Improving the competitiveness of graduates at the labour market by taking into account the opinions of employers while developing and enhancing educational programmes.
  • Formation of the quality culture in educational institutions, improving the level of commitment of the staff to the idea of quality.
  • Expansion of international educational and research relations.
  • Formation of a positive and trust attitude to a HEI among prospective students and employers.
  • The results are taken into account when universities undergo state accreditation, and control and supervision procedures organized by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Federal Service of Supervision in Education and Science
  • Taking into account the availability of professional-public accreditation while distributing admission quotas for state-funded places in HEIs.