International Accreditation Committee from China Visits Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

28 November 2018
On November 22, 2018, the International Accreditation Committee finished its work in the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. Members of the Committee represent different Chinese and Russian universities. They assessed the quality of several master’s programmes in two clusters - Philology and Physics. They had a series of meeting with the IKBFU senior administration, directors of the IKBFU institutes, professors, students, graduates and employers to assess the chosen study programmes: the quality of education, the employment of graduates, the University's contacts with employers as well as the study conditions and other aspects.

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Galina Motova, Director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation:

The National Centre for Public Accreditation is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, the Central Asian Network for Quality Assurance and Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. Our Centre is the only one in Russia that is included in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education and in the Asia-Pacific Quality Register. We collaborate with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and, in particular, with the Department of Higher Education. In September 2015, an agreement on quality assurance between Russia and China was signed in Beijing.


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Experts from China and Russia talked to employers, students and the IKBFU faculty and assessed the compliance of the IKBFU degree programmes with the demands of the labour market and the requirements of the National Centre for Public Accreditation.

Dr Sun Chao, Expert of the Committee in the cluster “Philology”, Professor of Heilongjiang International University, Dean of the School of Russian Language, Member of the Russian-Chinese Literary Society:

I was impressed by what I saw in the University. Students and lecturers of the IKBFU are very friendly and open. I think that this is important for modern universities. The IKBFU strives for fast development and collaboration with many universities in the world. I was also happy to see that the IKBFU focuses so much on sport.

Dr Wu Xiaoshan, Professor of Nanjing University, Deputy Dean of the School of Physics, Member of the Chinese Physical Society:

Based on our assessment, we can conclude that the degree programmes in Physics have several competitive advantages. Students get an excellent education and they are motivated to continue their studies after their graduation. They would like to carry out innovative research, including the one in nanomaterials. There are all the necessary teaching and research resources for it since the University focuses on advanced technologies.

Wang Sho, Project Manager of the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China:

I am pleased to participate in the work of the International Accreditation Committee at your University. The accreditation procedure motivates the IKBFU to have a stronger international position.


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This is the second time the International Public Accreditation Committee from China has visited the IKBFU and assessed its study programmes. In October 2015, the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University became the first Russian university accredited by experts from the People’s Republic of China. During their previous visit, the experts worked in 4 committees and headed the expert groups.




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