On April 9, 2010, by the decision of the Presidium of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts under the Department of Social Technologies and Public Security, the Research Institute of Distance Education (NIIDO PANI) was established. Official website of the NIIDO PANI www.niido.ru Yunatskevich Petr Ivanovich, Vice-President of PANI spoke.
Alexander Tovstogan, a member of the PANI Department of Social Technologies and Public Security, was approved as the Director of the Research Institute for Doing PANI. The Institute was established to ensure the fulfillment of the obligations of the PANI OSB as an official participant in the Plan of Interaction between the CIS Member States to expand the use of distance learning technologies for the period up to 2012, approved by the Decision of the Heads of Government of the CIS Member States dated November 20, 2009.
The President of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts, Leonid Alexandrovich Maiboroda, emphasized the importance of the participation of PANI in the interstate plan of the CIS and the growing role of the scientific community participating in the activities of PANI in the formation of a single (common) educational space of the CIS.