8 reasons for Russian HEIs to choose NCPA
alt The National Centre for Public Accreditation is the only accrediting body which is listed in both European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) and Asia Pacific Quality Register (APQR)
NCPA is a full member of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ( ENQA), International Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE), the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA), 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 26 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)
Cooperation Agreement with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Cooperation Agreement with Agency for accreditation of educational programs and organizations (AAOPO)
Cooperation Agreement with Music Quality Enhancement (MusiQuE)
Cooperation Agreement with National accreditation agency "Bilim-Standard"
Cooperation Agreement with Eurasian Сentre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health care (ECAQA)

alt NCPA is eligible to carry out public accreditation of professional educational programmes delivered by an educational institution.

NCPA is included in:

the list of organizations that conduct public accreditation of higher education programmes and (or) corresponding further education programmes;

the list of organizations that conduct public accreditation of programmes of secondary vocational education and (or) corresponding further education programmes, basic programmes of professional education.

National Centre for Public Accreditation is authorized for conducting 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 have a great experience in public and international accreditation
NCPA ranks 1st in the Ranking of accreditation agencies that work in the Russian Federation 
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 public accreditation by NCPA

  • Increased admission quotas
  • Accredited programmes are included in the Database of External Quality Assurance Reports – DEQAR.
  • Increased admission of foreign students from Europe and Asia.
  • Independent and objective evaluation of the quality of educational programmes delivery and the level of graduates’ training, including evaluation by foreign experts.
  • Obtaining specific recommendations to enhance quality of educational programmes' delivery and training of students.