The Academy of Public Administration is one of the most prestigious higher educational institutions in the Republic of Moldova. In 20 years of its activity, the Academy underwent a qualitatively new development, being duly viewed as a high-status institution in which hundreds and thousands of civil servants develop their creative thinking and shape new vision and modern concept on the contemporary society.
The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Moldova was founded on May 21, 1993 by the Degree of the President of the Republic of Moldova having as aim to create a state system of education and training of personnel for state administration authorities and local government. It is the national centre for the promotion of state policies in the field of public administration, focusing on training of public service personnel and providing of methodological and scientific support to the public authorities.
In the Academy, there are several types of studies:
- Master degree studies;
- Doctoral studies;
- Professional development courses.
The mission of the Academy is to train highly qualified specialists capable to conduct efficient professional activity in the field of their qualification. The studies are combined with the master students‘ research activity. Complex research groups consisting of students and teachers are created in the Academy aiming at developing master theses, as well as participating in conferences, round-table discussions with scientific presentations.
In order to carry out didactic processes, professors, holders of scientific degrees and titles, representatives of public authorities, professors from similar institutions abroad, representatives of foreign embassies accredited are involved. This fact contributes essentially to the efficiency of the civil servants' training process in the Republic of Moldova.
In order to support the scientific researches of the students and teachers, there is a functional scientific library at the Academy. It was founded simultaneously with the Academy and has become an integral part of the research process, whose basic task is to form a collection of resources to correspond to the academic curricula and to be consistent with the dynamics of social life by offering information and documentation to support the ideas of public administration and civil servant.
Overall, according to many, the Academy is one of most prestigious institutions in the Republic of Moldova, which sole purpose is to provide civil servants with quality studies.