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Over 20 years in accreditation!

Scientific and Information Centre of State Accreditation was created in Yoshkar-Ola 21 years ago by the Order of the Chair of State Committee on Higher Education, V.G. Kinelev. The first Accreditation board was held in April in 2 years. Since then the notion "accreditation" become part of Russian education.

Independent accreditation develops rapidly after appearance of a new Federal Law "On Education in the Russian Federation" № 273-FZ of December 29, 2012. At present the National Centre for Public Accreditation (Yoshkar-Ola) maintains leading positions in this sphere. NCPA underwent successfully international external review of ENQA and official registration in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR).

February, 1995 - Seminar “Information technologies of the accreditation of educational institutions” involving V. Shadrikov, Deputy Chairman of Russian Federation Committee on Higher Education, N. Lazutova, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation and V. Meshalkin, Head of the Department of Licensing, Accreditation and Nostrification. Presentation of software package “Monitoring of Accredited HEIs of Russia” and the Kamerton technology. Creation of the first prototype of the Central Database of State Accreditation.
April 18, 1995 - Scientific and Information Centre of State Accreditation was created in Yoshkar-Ola (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 State Committee on Higher Education No 602 dated 24.04.1995). V. Kuklin became Deputy Director.
April 22, 1997 – First meeting of the Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education of Russia. Cases of 27 HEIs prepared by the Centre of Accreditation were considered.
July, 1998 – A seminar on accreditation issues with the participation of V. Bolotov, Deputy Minister of general and professional education of the Russian Federation was held.
June, 1999 – V. Filippov, Minister of education of the Russian Education, visited the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation.
September, 2004 - The international conference “Promotion of European cooperation in Quality Assurance” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
July, 2004 – Visit of the head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science V. Bolotov.
April, 2005 – The 10th anniversary of the first Russian Accreditation Agency; the Director is professor Vladimir Navodnov.
September 25, 2009 – FSI "Rosakkredagentstvo" was granted the Full Member status in the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). (prof. V.G. Navodnov, Director; prof. G.N. Motova, Deputy Director).
November, 2009 – Publication of the teaching guide "Accreditation of higher educational institutions in Russia" (v.G. Navodnov, E.N. Gevorkyan, G.N. Motova, M.V. Petropavlovskiy. - Yoshkar-Ola, 2008. — 166 p.), in which the procedures for the evaluation of the quality of a HEI was presented; indicators, methods and criteria of state accreditation, methods to define the type and the kind of an institution of higher education are considered based on a system approach.
The National Centre for Public Accreditation (NCPA) was established. NCPA’s mission in Russian system of quality assurance is to form and promote quality culture in higher education through identification, evaluation, and accreditation of the best educational programmes 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 of Public Accreditation was created by the separation from the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (NAA).

December, 2012 – The first meeting of the National Accreditation Board on accreditation of the educational programmes of two federal universities was held.

November 26, 2014 – the National Centre for Public Accreditation was granted Full Member status in ENQA (the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education).
April, 2014 - 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.
April, 2015 – 20th anniversary of accreditation in Russia. 
On December 1, 2015 the National Centre for Public Accreditation was officially registered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)
 

The Moscow International Education Fair 2016

The roundtable organized in the frameworks of the Moscow International Education Fair which took place on April 13-16 at VDNH, was devoted to the experience of use of results of international state and public expertise and national independent ratings in improvement of the quality of programmes of higher education in RF.

Natalya Tyurina, the head of “Social Navigator” project conducted by the media group “Russia Today”, and Vladimir Navodnov, director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation, gave a talk on "The experience of use of results of international state and public expertise and national independent ratings in improvement of the quality of programmes of higher education in RF" at the round-table meeting.

 

 

 

Educational programmes “Chemistry” and "International Relations" of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod obtained international accreditation

The Higher Education Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Education, HEEC (China) in the frameworks of international accreditation procedure conducted jointly with the National Centre for Public Accreditation made a positive accreditation decision and issued a certificate of joint international accreditation of the two clusters of educational programmes “International Relations” (031900.62, 031900.68, 030701.65), "Chemistry" (020100.62, 020100.68) of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod for the period of 6 years. On the Russian side the decision was made by the National Accreditation Board. 

   
 

The visit of Olga Oleinikova, Director of Erasmus Plus Office in Russia

The meeting of Olga Oleinikova, Director of Erasmus Plus Office in Russia, with the staff members of the National Centre for Public Accreditation and the Scientific and Research Institute of the Education Quality Monitoring was held on March 29, 2016.

Since 2014 the National Centre for Public Accreditation takes active part in Tempus IV project “Achieving and Checking the Alignment between Academic Programmes and Qualification Framework”. In the frameworks of this event the experts had an opportunity to share the experience of participation in the project and discuss issues related to the perspectives of further cooperation.

     
     
 

Educational programmes “History” of the Far-Eastern Federal University obtained international accreditation

The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan – HEEACT (Taipei, Taiwan) in the frameworks of international accreditation procedure conducted jointly with the National Centre for Public Accreditation made a positive accreditation decision and issued a certificate of international accreditation of the educational programmes “History” (Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes) of the Far-Eastern Federal University for the period of 6 years. On the Russian side the decision was made by the National Accreditation Board.