Rules of accreditation and accreditation standards

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 GISAP 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: 1) Accreditation Act (presentational document); 2) Accreditation Declaration (describing the elements of the accreditation procedure, the list and signatures of experts); 3) 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!!!

General mechanism for all types of accreditation procedures (except the procedure of accreditation of institutions, systems and supplementary education programs) meets the criteria, set out in the following table.


Accreditation object

Accreditation levels


Accreditation procedure

Sources of information

Accreditation criteria


Accreditation standard

Accreditation ranking

Educational, scientific or any other organization, participating in scientific-educational process or contributing to its fulfillment



1 «Gamma - γ» level 

Remote research

- copies of documents concerning the registration and legalization of activities of an organization as well as the necessary explanations;

- aims and goals of activities of an organization;

- history and term of operation of an organization;

- characteristics of the professional level of employees

1) A place of an institution in national and international sectoral system; 
2) Authority (prominence) of an institution; 
3) Term and level of success of activities of an institution;

4) Demand for activities of an institution;

5) Scale and quality of the activities of an institution;

6) Scale of national and international partnership  relations;

7) Professional level of workers of an institution;

8) Innovations and scientific achievements of an organization and its workers

9) Publication of author’s material in one of the IASHE publications









1 to 5 «Golden Stars»

2 «Beta - β» level

Remote research


- examination of authoritative recommendations, characteristics, reviews and opinions directly related to activities of an organization; 

- list and characteristics of famous graduates or partners of an organization;

- general characteristics of achievements of an institution and its workers;

- general characteristics of educational and/or scientific programs of an institution


3 «Alpha - α» level

Direct (full-time) research


- detailed study of educational and/or scientific programs of an institution;

- an essay about scientific and/or educational innovations of an institution and prospects of development  (enhancement) of its activities;   

 - thematic discussion with participation of the management and workers of an institution;

- participation in educational and/or scientific procedures.