ул. А.Невского, д.14
The National Centre for Public Accreditation has announced the results of its work in IKBFU.
The University submitted 25 educational programmes for accreditation. The programmes belonged to 10 clusters: sociology, psychology, mathematics, physics, tourism, geography, biology, history, philology, and general medicine.
‘Public accreditation is important for universities implementing joint programmes and double degree programmes, as well as for universities interested in attracting international students,’ said Vladimir Navodnov, Director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation.
‘It was the first time that we had done such a large-scale and comprehensive evaluation of a university. Never before had our Centre accredited so many educational programmes at one go. It demonstrated a very high level of transparency of IKBFU. Just a few figures: we interviewed more than 150 university professors, 120 employers and 130 university graduates. It is truly impressive. The National Centre for Public Accreditation would like to thank the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University for the excellent organization of public accreditation, carried out on such an unprecedented scale,’ Galina Motova, deputy director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation, was quoted as saying.
Irina Kuksa, IKBFU First Vice-rector, Vice-rector for Education:
‘For us, this international public accreditation is, above all, an independent evaluation of our work. That is why we submitted 25 educational programmes from 10 clusters for a thorough evaluation. 60 experts and observers from Europe, Russia and China as well as IKBFU students and employers took part in the evaluation. Another important aspect is that public accreditation was all about analysing processes, rather than documents only. So, communication with the University faculty, students and alumni, with our partners and employers was particularly important. And, most importantly, members of the accreditation team were not motivated by the desire to find faults; they took a keen interest in identifying areas that need improvement. We will definitely take into account recommendations made by the distinguished experts. In fact, these recommendations form the basis for optimizing our education processes and procedures’.
All 25 programmes, including IKBFU priority development areas - Medicine, IT and Biology– received accreditation. The decision was taken by a panel of such acknowledged and internationally recognized experts as Victor Bolotov, Mikhail Paltsev, Nelly Rosina, Yuri Karabasov, Igor Fedorov, and others.
Once again, IKBFU demonstrated its openness and commitment to quality assurance.