6-7 October 2016: National Accreditation Agency visited the headquarters of the Agency for Accreditation in Higher Education (ASIIN, Germany)

From 6 to 7 October 2016, within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in Moscow in June 2016, the representatives of the Russian National Accreditation Agency visited the headquarters of the German Agency for Accreditation in Higher Education (ASIIN) located in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The parties conducted working consultations on the issues related to quality assurance in higher education like the ways to improve the procedure of state and public accreditation, the conformity of internal quality assessment procedures to the provisions of ESG. The importance of the exchange of information on the latest developments in legislation and related documents in the field of higher education was also emphasized and discussed. The parties agreed to continue various forms of cooperation, including training seminars for NAA staff to improve their skills and qualifications for the compliance with European standards and guidelines. The forthcoming visit of the expert panel of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) to conduct NAA partial review for the compliance to the criteria of European quality standards (ESG) was also addressed. Finally, two agencies agreed to expand the areas and scope of cooperation for the benefit of quality in higher education.