Rigid rules for the accreditation of higher education institutions of the Russian Federation will enter into force before the end of 2008

Tough rules of accreditation of Russian universities will be approved and come into effect before the end of 2008, he told reporters on Friday the Minister of Education and Science of Russia Andrei Fursenko."This year, they just need to be approved and come into effect," - said the Minister.Rigid rules of Russian higher education institutions accreditation will be approved and come into effect before the end of 2008, he told reporters on Friday the Minister of Education and Science of Russia Andrei Fursenko."This year, they just need to be approved and come into effect," - said the Minister.

Currently Rosobrnadzor Accreditation Board, together with a working group of experts to develop a new proposal for the accreditation of higher education institutions.

"Even today, it is absolutely clear that the requirements will be tightened, and it is equally important that these requirements will be carried out", - said Fursenko.

According to him, the problem today is not that the current requirements for the

accreditation of higher education institutions "very soft", and that there is "too much ... unwritten rules that prevail."

"We must set the bar high can not allow people who receive higher education, as a result, received a diploma, no one appeared absolutely unnecessary." - Said Fursenko.

In his opinion, it is necessary to bring high demands on the quality and quantity of research in the country's universities.

"High school - this is the place where people should not only listen to lectures and participate in seminars, they should receive the most advanced current knowledge and this knowledge can only be obtained by people who are themselves involved in modern science and modern economy.", - he said.

According to him, the new rules of accreditation will also be presented requirements to the quality of teaching staff.

"In addition, we aim to make the requirements less formal, that is, to check not only the presence of the necessary classrooms, technical and laboratory equipment, but also the quality of preparation of students", - said Fursenko.

educational standards developed by representatives of the scientific community today are not focused on the learning process, and the result - they spelled out the requirements for what pupils should know and be able to after the end of a course, he added.

According to the minister, the quality of training in high schools will test the Commission, consisting of representatives of the education community and employers.

"If, for example, a man graduated the Faculty of Law, the Commission should engage existing and quite successful lawyers. If a significant number of students do not meet the qualifications, then it should be a reason to have high school was withdrawn license in the appropriate direction,. This is not in accordance with the specialty of principle, "- said Fursenko.

He said that Rosobrnadzor will introduce requirements for the level of training in new licensing and accreditation standards.

Minister also said that at present the accreditation of universities is conducted once every five years.

"However, I fully admit that in addition to regular inspections, under certain conditions, can be carried out extraordinary check and they can be carried out on the initiative of the regional authorities, the Board of Rectors and employers." - He said.

Minister believes that all students who are not interested in gaining knowledge, and go to higher education only in order to get a diploma, engaged not only in self-deception, and cheating the state and society.

"We do not require anything extraordinary from the universities, but simply ask that the following all the rules, who publicly declared that all known" - he concluded.