Prof. Dr. Galina Motova was elected APQN Vice-President

Photo: National Centre for Public Accreditation


Over 16 years of development, the Asia-Pacific Quality Network has become one of the largest world quality assurance networks and the most influential international organization in this Asia-Pacific region.

2019 APQN Annual Conference (AAC) and AGM aroused great interest of the academic community not only in the region but all over the world.

Vladimir Navodnov, Director of the National Centre for Public Accreditation, one of the main developers of the Accreditation System in Russia, highlighted the importance of the APQN Conference for cross-border higher education and quality assurance. The main theme of the conference Quality Assurance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Insight into the Future and sub-themes:
1) Innovative approaches to the development of internal QA: transforming challenges into opportunities;
2) Application of new technologies in evaluation and accreditation of programs, Institutes and long distance;
3) Cultural diversity and its implications for the quality of Cross Border higher education;
4) Role of institutions and students in the enhancement of Quality Culture in higher education.

Higher education in the Asia-Pacific observes highly intensive development in the last decade. Regional countries are actively exploring the experience of education systems of the United States of America, Great Britain, Russian Federation, developing their own potential and offering new approaches to assessing the quality of education.

Implementation of electoral and reporting activities of the General Assembly took place at the end of the conference. The sixth composition of the APQN Board members was elected for a three-year term (2019-2022). The new APQN Board includes representatives of China, India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Russia. 

Photo: National Centre for Public Accreditation


Prof Dr. Jianxin Zhang was re-elected APQN President for the second term, Prof. Dr. Galina Motova was elected APQN Vice-President. For the first time, a Russian representative is elected to such a high position in international organization of higher education. Prof. Dr. Galina Motova is the Deputy Director of National Centre for Public Accreditation, Editor-in-chief of the Accreditation in Education journal. For Russia, being the full member of the Bologna process, such promotion is becoming more important in increasing attention and influence in the Asian region.


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The QS expert highly appreciates Valery Falkov's achievements as Rector of Tyumen State University

International students of Tomsk universities to apply for Russian citizenship by the end of their studies

North-Eastern Federal University promotes Russian language and culture in China

The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education to review the mechanism of international students' education

Scholarships to study in Russia in 2020-2021

KazNU expands partnership with leading universities of Saudi Arabia

Uzbekistan and Japan will move to a new level of scientific cooperation

EU allocates 8 million euros to support education in Kyrgyzstan

RUDN University has created an integrated space for digital cooperation

Russia and China have mapped out joint plans in the field of science and higher education

China promotes international education in space science and technology

TPU International Week 2019 held in Tomsk

Webinar schedule: Internationalization of higher education

Study shows which universities lead the way in promotion of summer schools

The National Aggregate Ranking of Russian Universities

The Accreditation in Education Journal and the Public Fund Edinstvo have become partners

Belarus and Nigeria are cooperating in the field of education

Russian and Chinese universities have agreed to establish the International Transport Academy

Summer schools attract international applicants to Russian universities

Russian and German experts discussed the issues of university and academic science

The 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit in India

Russia to create 50 Pre-University Training Centers abroad by 2024

More than 30 Russian Universities in the THE ranking

Russia will simplify work rights for international students

The First Russia-UK University Rectors Forum

Webinar 'How understanding neuroscience can help you transform your team and your organization'

“MEDIAactivity of Russian universities” and “TOP-50 MEDIAactive Rectors of Russia” announced at Interfax

RUDN and Rosatom will train staff for African projects

Is Africa the future for recruiting international students?

Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

Over 7,000 foreign students will study IT at Russian universities

European Universities Initiative – Chances and challenges

Belgian students demand free higher education

Uganda and Russia signed a Memorandum of cooperation in higher education

Angola and Russia signed an Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Education, Qualifications and Academic Degrees

The 10th ENQA General Assembly took place in Yerevan

Students supported by the Global Education Program choose Australia and Great Britain as study abroad destinations

Call for participation – Webinars under the aegis of APQN devoted to Quality Assurance

Regional universities move up in QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe & Central Asia

New Model of State Control (Supervision) in Education

HED Webinar under the aegis of APQN took place on October 10, 2019

Joint Master's programs to be launched by RANEPA and University of London

III Ufa International Education Fair

II Baikal International Education Fair