National Centre for Public Accreditation


NCPA is a national quality assurance agency in higher education, established in 2009 as the result of the clear-cut division between the procedures of obligatory state accreditation by a state accreditation body and voluntary public accreditation. The key staff members of the agency have over 20 years of experience in the sphere of quality assurance.

NCPA’s mission is to form and promote quality culture in higher education through identification, evaluation, and accreditation of the best educational programs 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).

To attain its mission, NCPA is actively involved in the global dialogue on quality assurance in Higher Education through participation in the work of the leading international quality assurance networks within Europe and Asia-Pacific Region.

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