NU strives to achieve internationally recognised academic excellence, and prioritise programme accreditation through external bodies of the highest repute.
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The Graduate School of Public Policy's Master’s programmes in Public Administration and Public Policy were successfully accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) in 2019 and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in 2023.
The English for Academic Purposes programme of the Centre for Preparatory Studies was accredited by the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) in 2020.
NU is the first university in the CIS countries to gain BALEAP accreditation.
Current status: the School is preparing the BALEAP reaccreditation application.
The Graduate School of Business is in the process of pursuing the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, and its Full-Time and Executive MBA programmes have been very recently accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA).
AACSB and AMBA are two of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education (the "triple crown").
Current status: the School is now engaged in the annual review process for AACSB accreditation.
13 programmes of 3 NU Schools - Schools of Engineering and Digital Sciences (SEDS), Mining and Geosciences (SMG), and Sciences and Humanities (SSH, STEM) are in preparation for the application for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation. ABET accreditation assures that a programme has met standards essential to prepare graduates to enter critical STEM fields in the global workforce.
The list of programmes:
- BEng in: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Chemical & Materials Engineering; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; BSc in: Robotics Engineering; Computer Science (SEDS);
- BSc in: Geology; Petroleum Engineering; Mining Engineering (SMG);
- BSc in: Physics; Chemistry; Mathematics; Biological Sciences (SSH).
Current status: the Schools have revised their programmes to align them with ABET accreditation requirements and are now engaged in the data collection process.
The School of Medicine is pursuing the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) accreditation through the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Health Care (ECAQA) for its Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme and the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) accreditation for its Master of Public Health (MPH) programme.
Current status: the School has received feedback from ECAQA on its self-assessment report, the site visit will take place in February 2024. NUSOM has also submitted its self-evaluation report for APHEA.
The Graduate School of Education is progressing towards applying for the International Programme Accreditation (IPA) by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
The QAA, an independent quality body for higher education in the UK, is one of the world’s experts in quality assurance.
You can read about the Accreditation Advisory Committee and find its annual reports here.
The University will be updating the wider community on completion of key milestones in the programme accreditation process.