Agreement on the principles of recognition and nostrification of documents on academic degrees, comparabilities of academic degrees
of May 17, 1993
The governments of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ukraine which are hereinafter referred to as "Party"
aiming at cooperation in the field of certification scientific and research and educational personnel of the top skills,
confirming the right of citizens of the states to receipt of academic degrees, irrespective of their nationality, political and religious beliefs,
considering necessary to adhere to the general principles of recognition of qualification documents on academic degrees and comparability of the academic degrees established in their states
agreed as follows:
The parties shall recognize qualification documents of the state sample on academic degrees of the State Parties of the Agreement in the territories of the states.
Recognition of one of the Parties of qualification documents on the academic degrees issued by the state certification bodies of other State Parties of the Agreement does not involve unconditional distribution on their owners of the rights established by the Parties in the territory of the states for persons having national qualification documents.
Questions of comparability of the academic degrees established by the Parties are considered by them on the basis of bilateral agreements.
Will provide opportunity and procedure for distribution on owners of the qualification documents issued by the state certification body of one of the Parties, the rights granted to owners of the qualification documents issued by the state certification body of other Party in texts of these agreements of the Party.
The parties shall provide each other all necessary national regulations regulating rules and procedures of registration and issue of qualification documents on academic degrees and also in necessary cases to direct each other the corresponding official explanations.
Nostrification of documents on award of academic degrees is performed by state bodies of certification scientific and research and educational personnel of the top skills according to the procedure, established by the State Party of this agreement.
In case of lack of bilateral agreements about comparability of the academic degrees established in the State Parties of the Agreement, each Party independently establishes procedure for recertification of owners of the qualification documents issued in other State Parties of this agreement.
The parties charge to state bodies of certification scientific and research and educational personnel mutually to inform each other on the facts of deprivation of academic degrees of their owners.
The agreement is signed for a period of five years and becomes effective from the moment of its signing by all Parties. Operation of the Agreement can be prolonged under the mutual agreement of the Parties.
The agreement is open for accession to it of other states recognizing its provisions and interested in goal achievement and Agreement tasks.
Participation in the Agreement does not limit the rights of the states which signed it to participation in any other bilateral and multilateral forms of interstate cooperation in the field of recognition and nostrification of documents on academic degrees, comparability of academic degrees.
The agreement can be changed by mutual consent of the Parties. The Agreement it can be terminated in the territory of the state of the agreement party which showed willingness to denounce it, at least in six months after the notification on it of all Parties.
It is made in Almaty on May 17, 1993 in one copy in Russian.
The agreement is stored in archive of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan which will send to the Parties its verified copy.
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