On March 26, in Chisinau took place both the official launch of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research and "Crystal of Quality" Awards given to educational institutions and people who contributed to the promotion of quality culture in Moldovan education. The event marked the transfer from the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) to the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) through the absorption of the National School Inspectorate and the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation.

In accordance with Government Decision no. 201 from 28.02.2018 on the organization and functioning of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, it was decided to change the name of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) in the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC ) and its reorganization through the absorption of the National School Inspectorate and the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation.The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research is the successor of rights and obligations of the absorbed legal entities.

Center for Innovation and Policies of Moldova (CIPM) together with National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) and Association pour l’Intégration des Migrants have organized in Chisinau, on 7-9 July 2017, the workshop “Smart Diaspora – Quality Education Innovators” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).

During the period 16 -17 March 2017, Andrei Chiciuc, President of ANACIP and Alexandru Cauia, member of the Governing Board and Lucia Sava, Head of Department for Accreditation in Higher Education, attended the training session of ARACIS evaluators, held at the "Lucian Blaga" University in Sibiu, Romania.

Dear Mrs. Izmailova, tell us briefly about your professional background before you became the director of the National Acreditation Agency of the Russian Federation.

In 1988, I graduated from Leo Tolstoy Chechen-Ingush State University, Russian language and literature specialty, with the qualification of philologist, teacher of Russian language and literature.

In 1988, I started my didactic activity in the Republic of Ingushetia and I went through all stages from working as a teacher of Russian language and literature to the director of a school in the rural area.

The training seminar "Capacity Building of ANACIP external evaluators" took place between 15-16 November 2016, being organized by the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP), with the support of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA). The seminar was attended by 38 local assessors who serve on the committees of external quality assessment for the accreditation of Bachelor’s Degree study programs in the area of general studies "Education Sciences".