The Institute for Professional Innovation had been engaged in educational activities from 1996 to 2015. In October 2015, those educational activities were discontinued at the initiative of the Founders' Council.
Any educational information to do with the Institute, including the data confirming the receipt of academic certificates issued while the Institute was still in operation (from 01.09.1996 till 17.09.2015), certificates and other information can be obtained from the Archives Department.
The Institute for Professional Innovation was established in 1996 as a non-profit organisation providing educational services in the field of higher education (humanities).
At the first stage of its development, its priority goal was creating and developing a regional network of branches in order to increase the accessibility and quality of education in various outlying areas of the Russian Federation.
Under the guidance of the first Rector of the Institute - Doctor of Law, Professor Borisova N.L. - branches were established in the following cities: Mirny, Neryungri, Tula, Vologda, etc. Leading specialists, associate professors and professors of the various Moscow universities became involved with the teaching activities, the latter served as a major reason for strengthening the reputation of the IPI as a reliable educational institution that managed to deliver accessible education while maintaining high quality of teaching and an appropriate supply of learning resources. In the period from 1996 to 2000, dozens of textbooks, monographs, manuals and articles were published by the academic personnel of the Institute. On receiving in 2002 its first certificate of state accreditation, IPI had become able to provide its graduates with the state-issue degree certificates that allowed them to be employed by the government agencies and commercial organisations without restrictions.
This was a very important event for the Institute, since it signified that the government has officially recognised the quality of educational services provided and the fact that its graduates complied with the requirements set out for specialists with higher vocational education.
In the period from 2002 to 2007, the Institute formed a stable team of academic and administrative personnel, its curriculum was fine-tuned and it served as a base for academic, research and sports activities. During the above-said period, more than 500 academics were involved in the sessional teaching activities in the regions, about 1000 graduates received degree certificates of attaining higher education; many of them are currently employed by the leading organisations in Moscow and various regions of the Russian Federation. The Institute received its re-accreditation in 2007 under the guidance of the Rector Mikhailov V.N., who managed not only to preserve the Institute's achievements, but also to build upon them, strengthening its educational and material base, optimising its regional network and bringing the Institute to a level where competitive and well-structured educational institutions have been operating. Preparation for re-licensing and accreditation required significant strengthening of the Institute's potential, attracting new academic staff, as well as acquiring modern computer resources and technologies.
Most of its regional centres were provided with modern computer classes with access to the Internet; groundwork was laid for the implementation of distance learning programs, etc.
Educational activities were discontinued in October 2015.