The Masters Program "Optics of nanostructures" of ITMO University was awarded the EUR-ACE® Label. This certificate gives graduates of engineering degree program an opportunity to find prestigious positions both in Russia and Europe.
EUR-ACE® Label (European Accredited Engineer) is a quality certificate granted by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education, which consists of several international departments. Its Russian branch is called Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER), which was one of the founders of the Network. The AEER is responsible for increasing of engineering degree programs and tech transfer, assistance in interaction of universities and business area as well as internationalization of Russian higher education.
“To evaluate this program experts interviewed students who commented on advantages and disadvantages of Master program such as professors` assistance, involvement of chairs` heads, the opportunity to change structure of courses by themselves and so forth. Furthermore, those students who had already tried to find a position shared difficulties that they faced. Professor and lecturers also answered questions connected with course contents,” said Anastasiya Olshevskaya, head of Licensing and Accreditation Department of ITMO University.
EUR-ACE® label is a prestigious certificate, which is awarded only to high grade engineering programs that meet the European standards of higher education. It means that OPMNS Department gives its students the opportunity to receive relevant knowledge under the guidance of top-level lecturers and professors. The main criterion of program quality is the career options it offers. That is why the experts evaluate not only programs structure and professors, but also the involvement of employers in the educational process.