By the Law of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of 25.04.2005 № 126, NAA is included into the List of leading HEIs and organizations responsible for fulfilling the purpose of the development of the system of higher professional education in accordance with the Bologna Declaration.
Solving the issues, NAA aims to cooperate with European and international institutions and organizations in the field of quality assurance of education to use the acquired knowledge for the enhancement of the quality of the Russian education.
In accordance with its Statutes, NAA works at implementation of the issues set out in the Bologna Declaration in the sphere of education quality assurance for promoting the improvement of evaluation and quality assurance of education in the Russian Federation.
NAA is a full member of European and international organizations involved in quality assurance of higher education.
NAA is a member of the following organizations:
- International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE): membership since 2001;
- Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA): membership since 2002;
- Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN): membership since 2006;
- European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA): membership since 2006.
NAA signed the following cooperation agreements with organizations involved in quality assurance of higher education:
NAA’s key staff take part in conferences and seminars hosted by international quality assurance organizations:
04-05 May, 2017 – participation in 7th ENQA Members’ Forum in Oslo, Norway
28-29 April, 2017 – participation in Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance – CEENQA annual meeting in Zagreb (Croatia)
20-24 February, 2017 – participation in ANQA’s conference “Quality in the classroom. Enhancing students assessment” in Erevan (Armenia)
23-24 January, 2017 - NAA undergoes a partial review to confirm its ENQA full membership status.
20-21 October, 2016 - the 7th ENQA General Assembly took place in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
14-15 October, 2016 - the Fourth International Conference "The practice of recognition: bonding continents".
06-07 October, 2016 - 6-7 October: participation in the International conference “Global challenges and the future of independent accreditation in Kazakhstan” dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating, IAAR (Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan).
06-07 October, 2016 - 6-7 October 2016: National Accreditation Agency visited the headquarters of the Agency for Accreditation in Higher Education (ASIIN, Germany).
26-27 September, 2016 - as a follow up of the international dialogue launched at the meeting on evaluation and quality assurance of education on June 22 in the premises of “Situation and Information Center of the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science”, on 26-27 September 2016, an international seminar "Russian and European standards for quality assurance in higher education: on the way to integration" was conducted together with Chechen State University in Grozny.
On 21-22 June, 2016 the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service of Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) hosted the International Conference and Workshop “International cooperation of quality assurance agencies as a mechanism for education quality enhancement” with the participation of the heads of international quality assurance agencies of Armenia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, a member of the ENQA Board and the President of CEENQA.
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May 2016 –The annual workshop and general assembly of CEENQA hosted by the Polish University Accreditation Commission (UAC) and the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) held at the Collegium Maius of the Jagellonian University in Krakow, Poland;
May 2016 – The ENQA workshop on the ESG 2015 as a tool for change, hosted by AQ Austria, held at the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna, Austria;
April 2016 –The ENQA Members' Forum organized in cooperation with the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) in Budapest, Hungary;
May 2015 – CEENQA Workshop and General Assembly hosted by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (SQAA/NAKVIS) in Ljubljana, Slovenia;
On 22 April, 2015 in Korston Club Hotel NAA organized the International Workshop and Conference “Quality assurance of professional education: national and international experience” dedicated to NAA’s 20th anniversary.
April 2015 – Annual ENQA Members’ Forum organized in cooperation with the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge, Department of Evaluation and Accreditation (AAC-DEVA) in Cordova, Spain.
October 2014 – The International conference «International and non-state professional accreditation: methodology, criteria, results» held at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia;
October 2014 – Final Conference and EQAR Members’ Dialogue “Recognizing International Quality Assurance Activity (RIQAA) in the European Higher Education Area” organized with the support of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research held in Palermo, Italy;
October 2014 – The fifth ENQA General Assembly hosted by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE) in Zagreb, Croatia;
May 2014 – INQAAHE Biennial Forum “Partnerships in Quality Assurance in Higher Education” and the workshop “How to implement and meet the INQAAHE Guidelines for Good Practice (GGP)” hosted by the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA) in Tallinn, Estonia;
April 2014 – The ENQA Members' Forum organized in cooperation with the National Centre of Public Accreditation (NCPA) held at the University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg, Russia;
October 2012 – The ENQA General Assembly organized in cooperation with the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) in Basel (Switzerland).
In July 2012 NAA as an associate member participated in the project ERANET-MUNDUS (Euro-Russian Academic Network – MUNDUS) funded by the European Commission. The purpose of the project is the development of the European model and quality standards of higher education based on the study of best practices, determination of the compliance of educational programs realized in European and Russian universities, development of approaches to the recognition of learning outcomes (the project web-site: http://www.eranetmundus.ub.edu/)
April 2012 – The ENQA Members' Forum focused on the Impact of QA and Independence of Agencies, organized in cooperation with the Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (AERES) in Paris, France;
November 2011 – The sixth European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) held at the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College in Antwerp, Belgium;
October 2010 – The ENQA General Assembly hosted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) held in Bucharest, Romania;
May 2011 – The General Assembly meeting and a workshop organized by the CEENQA and the Agency for Science and Higher Education (Croatia) held in Split, Croatia;
April 2011 – The 2011 Biennial Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops organized by the INQAAHE in Madrid, Spain;
March 2011 – The first ENQA Members’ Forum organized by ENQA and by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) held in the Hague, the Netherlands;
March 2011 – The APQN Conference “Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Expectations and Achievements” hosted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in Bangalore, India;
November 2010 – The fifth European Quality Assurance Forum “Building Bridges: Making sense of QA in European, national and institutional contexts ” hosted by the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France;
September 2010 – The seventh ENQA General Assembly organized by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC) held in Helsinki, Finland;
September 2010 – Workshop “Quality Assurance and Learning Outcomes” organized by the ENQA and the Austrian FH Council (FHR) held in Vienna (Austria);
May 2010 – The biennial General Assembly meeting and a workshop "Quality Assurance in a changing world" organized by CEENQA and National Accreditation and Evaluation Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria held in Sofia, Bulgaria;
May 2010 – The workshop “Quality and Transparency in Higher Education: Expectations, Tools and the Link to Institutional Autonomy” co-organized by ENQA and the Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights (MCO) held in Bologna, Italy;
June 2009 – The CEEN annual Workshop “External Reviews of Agencies: Lessons Learned” organized with the support of the Lithuanian agency CQAHE, held in Vilnius, Lithuania;
March 2009 – The APQN Conference and Annual General Meeting «Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Balancing the National Contexts and International Aspirations» held in Hanoi, Vietnam;
February 2009 – The 2009 CHEA Annual Conference, including Second National Accreditation Forum, and the International Seminar in Washington DC, the USA;
January 2009 – The Autumn Academy (Session II) Meeting organized by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New-Jersey, the USA.
NAA organizes and hosts international events with the participation of the heads of national and international organizations involved in quality assurance and quality evaluation, specialists responsible for internal quality assurance systems, experts.
NAA’s international activity provides its staff with the opportunity to get the latest information on quality assurance issues at the international level, and to understand international tendencies and challenges in quality assurance of higher education.