HSE Educational Programmes Receive State Accreditation
All full degree programmes, implemented at four HSE University campuses, received state accreditation for the next six years. The positive conclusions of experts and representatives of expert organizations have been published on the Rosobrnadzor website.
The accreditation review was conducted from March 16 to April 22. During the first week, the accreditation committees worked full-time at HSE’s campuses in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod, after which they analyzed relevant documents remotely for a month. HSE University was one of the last Russian universities where experts worked full-time. At the end of March, accreditation reviews of universities were discontinued due to the pandemic.
‘HSE University began preparing for accreditation in September 2019. Our lecturers and programme offices did everything necessary: they prepared and audited a large volume of educational programme documents. Traditionally, Russian universities prepare countless documents when they undergo accreditation procedures, but we managed to submit them in electronic form. Digital educational and methodological materials helped us to rapidly transition to a distance learning format,’ says Anna Korovko, HSE Senior Director for Full Degree Programmes.
The experts evaluated the quality of the University’s academic disciplines, employees, and the results of student and faculty and staff surveys about their satisfaction with the degree programmes. Senior students were also tested for residual knowledge remotely.
Anna Korovko, HSE Senior Director for Full Degree Programmes
It is natural that all of our bachelor's, specialist's, master's and doctoral programmes received positive expert assessments. With these results, HSE has received state accreditation in all areas of training for the next 6 years.
The Central Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation (ZEvA) determined that the HSE Bachelor’s programme in ‘Sociology’ and the HSE Master’s programme in ‘Comparative Social Research’ meet international educational quality standards. Both programmes have been accredited unconditionally for six years.
The Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) has recognized the Master’s programme'Private International Law' and the Master's Programme inInternational Trade, Finance, and Economic Integration Law as meeting international quality standards of education. Both programmes are accredited for six years without additional conditions.
The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world's largest professional associations in the field of business and management, has awarded the Master’s Programme ‘Finance’ at the HSE in St. Petersburg an accreditation for a period of three years. This is the first Master’s programme in Russia to be accredited by the EFMD.
Two continuing education programmes at the HSE, ‘Marketing for Professionals’ and ‘Master in Marketing’, have been accredited by the European Marketing Confederation. Now, graduates can take additional exams and receive certificates recognized by European companies, including those operating in Russia.