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General information on higher education
Higher education studies in Russia are offered by national universities (Lomonosov Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University), federal universities (leading higher education institutions), national research universities, universities, academies and other public or private institutes. Higher education institutions may be also run by municipal and regional authorities.
The governance of education is within the power of the federal state, governmental authorities and public authorities. The Russian higher education system is regulated by the Federal Law “On Education in the Russian Federation” 29.12.2012
National external quality assurance requirements
The quality assurance system in Russia involves three procedures: licensing, state accreditation and public accreditation.
The requirements for the quality of education and training are set at the state level by the Federal State Educational Standards (FSES). They are mandatory for state accredited educational institutions in order to offer basic higher education education degrees.
Federal universities and national research universities have the right to develop their own educational standards at all levels of higher education.
Institutional and programme accreditation.
Cross-border quality assurance
In Russia higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Russia the European Approach is available to higher education institutions under certain conditions.
Due to “self-accrediting” status of their programmes, federal and national research universities are able to employ the European Approach.