The 7 Annual Conference of Experts, Moscow, 2012

The Seventh Annual Conference of Experts in Higher Education "Implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance Systems" was held on 9-10 November 2012, Moscow, Russia.


NCPA and ACQUIN cooperation agreement

In October 2012 NCPA and ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance Institute) signed a bilateral cooperation agreement.



The Russian Government has approved the State Program of the Russian Federation "The Development of Education" for 2013-2020.


Change in APQN Leadership

Dr. Antony Stella, elected in March 2011 as President of APQN for 2011-2013, resigned her current position and moved outside the Asia-Pacific region for new position as Commissioner in the Commission for Academic Accreditation in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Board has unanimously decided that the Vice-President Dr. Jagannath Patil (NAAC, India) will assume the office of President. As provided in the APQN constitution, the consequential vacancy will be taken up by one of the Board members.

Dr. Patil has been a leading figure in APQN for the past seven years. As project leader, Board member and Vice-President Dr. Patil has led several initiatives of APQN. It gives grounds  APQN will scale new heights under his leadership due to his rich experience and international recognition in quality assurance.

Сongratulations to new President of APQN Dr. Patil!


Bucharest 2012

Ministerial Conference and Third Bologna Policy Forum - Bucharest 2012

The eighth edition of the Bologna Ministerial Conference and third edition of the Bologna Policy Forum were hosted by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports in Bucharest, Romania, on 26-27 April 2012 at the Palace of the Parliament.
The Bucharest Ministerial Conference assessed the results of the start of the second decade of the Bologna Process and put forward political orientations for the next period. Together with the Third Bologna Policy Forum, it welcomed about 500 participants representing 47 EHEA countries, the European Commission, BUSSINESSEUROPE, Council of Europe, Education International, ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE and UNESCO as well as approximately 40 delegations of non-EHEA countries.

The following documents were adopted by the EHEA Ministerial Conference and Bologna Policy Forum:

  • Bucharest Ministerial Communiqué
  • EHEA Mobility Strategy
  • Bologna Policy Forum Statement were adopted

The adopted documents are available at the official EHEA website:, and at the Ministerial Meeting dedicated website:

The Bucharest Ministerial Communiqué, EHEA Mobility Strategy and Bologna Policy Forum Statement are also available in Russian at the official NCPA website: