Academic accreditation: general information
Accreditation is a procedure of official confirmation of high status and efficiency of activities of educational, scientific or any other organization, participating in scientific-educational process or contributing to its development. Accreditation approves the fact of formal guarantee (from the side of the Academy, within its competence and in accordance with its international prominence) of the correspondence of the status of an organization and its activities to high international standards for the third parties.
Accreditation is fulfilled in accordance with the decision of the IASHE Scientific Council on the basis of examination of the expert group conclusions as well as actual circumstances and documents, directly connected with the object of accreditation and the relevant organization. An accreditation procedure is approved by the Accreditation Certificate.
Except the implementation of accreditation procedures for institutions, systems and supplementary education programs, accreditation of relevant organizations and institutions is executed by the IASHE free of charge. If the person chooses the 3rd level of accreditation, he will be obliged to compensate transportation expenses, meals and accommodation of the agreed number of experts. These experts will carry out the accreditation process at the location of its object.
Traditionally the accreditation is a mutually binding procedure. Organizations and institutions which have been accredited by the IASHE accreditation must, in turn, examine projects and other areas of scientific and educational activities of the IASHE via appropriate sites and accredit the Academy on the basis of objective assessment of stated points in one way or another (in the free form).
Organizations which have been accredited by the IASHE upon the same level and attestation standard, thus, necessarily recognize similar accreditation of each other according to their accreditation ranking and are considered to be mutually accredited by each other. In addition, these organizations have to provide each other with advisory assistance and participate in mutually acceptable partnership programs upon the special request and in the agreed format.
Accreditation is carried out upon the request of the interested organization or institution to the IASHE Scientific Council.
The request must specify the level of accreditation.
Collection and primary analysis of information about the object of accreditation is carried out by international expert groups, formed from among highly qualified professionals — members of the IASHE or from persons involved in various scientific and educational projects of the IASHE.
Documents and explanations must be submitted in English or Russian.
Duration of accreditation procedures can vary from 15 to 60 days — depending on the level and type of accreditation, as well as the complexity of its actual execution.
In each case, the size and the member-list of an expert group (3 to 5 people, called to carry out the accreditation) are approved by the IASHE Scientific Council.
If the person concerned chooses the 3rd levels of accreditation (involves the direct full-time expert-study of an object of accreditation), the delegated expert or an expert group (up to 3 people) exercise their functions at the place where the object of accreditation located. In this case, the quantitative composition of an expert group is determined by the customer.
If the person concerned chooses the 3rd level of accreditation (involves the direct full-time expert-study of an object of attestation), it is reasonable for the host to organize and hold the conference, symposium or other scientific forum with the delegated expert or group of experts on the pre-agreed subject.
An accredited person must publish the author’s material, revealing his point of view on the problems related to the scope of his professional or scientific interest in one of the IASHE or PLATONICK publications before the appropriate decision of the IASHE Scientific Council.
Following the results of an accreditation, the IASHE prepares and mails accreditation documents consisting of the following elements to the customer:
- Accreditation Act (presentational document);
- Accreditation Declaration (describing the elements of the accreditation procedure, the list and signatures of experts);
- The report with the decision of the IASHE Scientific Council concerning the approval of the accreditation results.
A list of all accredited organizations and individuals is available on websites and in publications of the IASHE.
Additional details about accreditation procedures of the IASHE may be obtained by the interested persons upon the special request.
ATTENTION! Accreditation procedure of the IASHE is professional and objective. In every case its results are based on the joint opinion of an independent expert group and members of the IASHE Scientific Council. These results are not to be adjusted for any reason, not connected with reliable, comprehensive and fair assessment of the attestation object!
Information about the general mechanism and rules for all types of the accreditation procedures is provided at the special request of the interested person.