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1.1 The autonomous non-profit organisation “The National Centre for Public Accreditation” (further - the Organisation) is a non-profit, non-membership-based organisation which was established by legal entities on the basis of voluntary asset contributions in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation in order to provide services and achieve the aims stipulated in the present Statutes.

1.2 The legal status of the Organisation, the rights and responsibilities of its establishers are determined by the present Statutes while in the part not regulated by the Statutes, they are determined by the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the Federal Act of the Russian Federation «On Non-Commercial Organisations», the Federal Act «On Higher Education in the Russian Federation» as well as by other legislative and normative legal acts, international agreements in the field of higher education in which the Russian Federation acts as a participant.

1.3 The full name of the Organisation in Russian shall be - Автономная некоммерческая организация «Национальный центр профессионально-общественной аккредитации».
The abbreviated name in Russian shall be АНО «Нацаккредцентр».
The full name of the organisation in English shall be the Autonomous non-profit organisation «National Centre for Public Accreditation».

1.4 The location of the Organisation is: 424000, 206А Volkov Street, Yoshkar-Ola, the Republic of Mari El, the Russian Federation.


2.1The National Centre for Public Accreditation was established with the purpose of delivering services in the sphere of independent evaluation of education quality and accrediting (including public accreditation) study programmes delivered by educational institutions, embedding quality culture in higher education through the process of accreditation of study programmes; formation of positive public opinion of those educational institutions working honestly in Russia and beyond.

2.2 The subject of the Organisation’s activity is independent evaluation of education quality and public accreditation of study programmes delivered by educational institutions.

2.3 To achieve the goals, indicated in Item 2.1 of the present Statutes, the National Centre for Public Accreditation carries out the following activities:

  • Develops methods and technologies of education quality assessment, including test-based technologies and sociological surveys; develops technologies of internal quality assurance systems establishment;
  • Organizes and conducts education quality assessment procedures upon an application submitted by higher education institutions in Russia or beyond; carries out public accreditation of higher education institutions, study programmes and courses;
  • Carries out research activities, develops software, information and communication technologies for the Internet environment, works out reference and instruction materials on the evaluation and quality assurance in education;
  • Undertakes research activities in the area of social sciences and the Humanities, as well as natural and technical sciences;
  • Carries out activities aimed at the development and maintenance of data bases and information resources;
  • Produces publications relevant to the area of state and public accreditation, evaluation and quality assurance of education in educational institutions;
  • Studies, analyses and disseminates good practices of Russian and International experience in the area of assessment and quality assurance of education;
  • Participates in the preparation of regulatory legal acts on education quality assessment and other relevant issues of legal regulation developed by legislative and executive bodies and professional organisations; and contributes to their implementation;
  • Provides information, methodological and technical support to experts in the sphere of education quality evaluation involved in review procedures and accreditation of study programmes and education institutions;
  • Organizes conferences, seminars, and round-table discussions;
  • Carries out research activities, takes part in scientific and research projects;
  • On request of education institutions provides advisory services and audit of educational quality;
  • Maintains contacts with international and national organisations operating in the field of education quality assessment in the established order; participates in drafting process of international agreements relating to quality evaluation procedures; represents the interests of Russian education institutions in the area of quality assurance in the above mentioned organisations; establishes and develops relations with similar organisations from other countries; participates in the activities implemented by international organisations.