V.B. Bobkov Saint-Petersburg Branch of the Russian Customs Academy
The creation of effectively operating system of preparation, retraining and improvement of professional skills became one of the major conditions of perfection of activity of customs bodies of the Russian Federation. The Russian customs academy (RCA) is first in the history of Russia a State educational institution of the higher education and the only (among the others in the world) specialized institution of the higher education of customs profile.
Customs academy – is the head educational, scientific and methodical center of professional education of personal for Customs service of Russia.
The academy is created according to the Decision of Ministers-governments Council of the Russian Federation on September, 22nd, 1993 № 940 on the basis of Institute of improvement of professional skills and retraining of customs offices of the State customs committee of the Russian Federation.
The academy carries out a professional training for customs bodies of the Russian Federation, and also for customs services of the states-participants of CIS (according to special agreements) on full-time and correspondence tuition under programs of the higher educational training, and also preparation of scientific and pedagogical personal of the highest qualification on eight specialties.
The Academy includes three faculties (customs affairs, economic, legal), Institute of improvement of professional skills, Institute of law-enforcement activity, 19 departments (the organizations of customs control, customs payments and currency control, the customs statistics, commodity research and customs examination, means of customs control and criminalistics, information customs technologies, humanitarian disciplines, the economic theory, financial disciplines, economy of customs affairs, the theory and history of the state and law, civil law, criminal law, the administrative and customs law, management and psychology, foreign languages, perfection of language preparation of the experts, special disciplines, physical preparation).
The Russian customs academy includes in its structure also the Research center, Science-information center, Post graduate department, conducting preparation of scientific and pedagogical personal of the highest qualification on economic and jurisprudence science, Publishing department and other divisions.