This site, which meets modern requirements and has a mobile version, provides only basic information about the academy. Full information is available at the previous site www.mafo-iame.ru.
The IAME is the legal successor of the Institute of ecology of polar countries (IEPC), established in 1998 as the basic scientific organization of the St. Petersburg branch of the International inter-academic Union (IIU) and transformed into the IAME in 2002 in the process of mandatory state re-registration of non-profit organizations that are legal entities.
IIU was formed in 1996 with the support of UNESCO for the preservation of scientific relations after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of scientific contacts between Russia, and member countries of the UN-UNESCO. Accordingly, the mission of IEPC was to promote the rapprochement of the Russian scientific and educational system with the relevant systems of other countries on the basis of international conventions to which Russia joined in the early 1990s.
During the transformation of IEPC into the IAME, the mission was supplemented by the promotion of Russia’s integration into the international system of public certification of scientific personnel on the basis of programs adapted to the North American requirements and the requirements of the Bologna process.
The authority to carry out public attestation was ensured by the accreditation of international University associations established in the USA for accreditation of foreign scientific and educational organizations obtained by the IAME in 2002.
In 2016, the IAME was elected a member of the international Commission for higher education (ICFHE) and was granted the right to use the name and symbols of ICFHE in diplomas and certificates.