YKSUG continues to develop a strategic partnership with the Baltic Sea Region University Network

The meeting with the representatives of the network was held in the framework of the meeting of the supervisory committee of the Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN) and the international forum "Universities as a bridge between East and West".

Representatives of the universities of Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Sweden came to discuss actual questions of cooperation in Riga. Among them were the Vice-rector for Academic Affairs of the Grodno University Yuri Bialykh and the Head of the International Projects Unit Alena Apiakun.

The participants considered issues related to the development of international cooperation of universities, the intensification of joint scientific research, strategic partnership, the successful development of internationalization and university campuses.

Yuri Bialykh noted that the meetings also resulted in an agreement on the development of academic mobility with universities and on participation in the development and implementation of joint international projects with partner universities of the BSRUN network in the framework of the Erasmus + program.

Certificates on the completion of the School of Russian language at YKSUG have been presented to representatives of the Chinese province of Gansu

Within two weeks, employees of the Government, the Corporation for the Development of Roads, Aviation and Tourism, the Department of Health and the Commerce Department of Gansu Province studied the Russian language at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

- The project "School of the Russian language" is another step in strengthening the relations of the Grodno oblast with the province of Gansu. I am confident that he will find his continuation within the framework of the agreement signed between the regions, – said the chairman of the Economy Committee of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Andrey Svirydau. – I am very glad that Grodno University organized the courses perfectly!

Vice-rector for Academic Affairs of YKSUG Yury Bialykh stressed that knowledge and impressions that the listeners received during the past two weeks are very important. Yury Bialykh expressed his hope that the visit to Grodno helped them to understand and understand Belarus better.

Representatives of Gansu Province thanked the administration of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and YKSUG for the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the Russian language and get acquainted with the Belarusian culture, the city of Grodno and its economic potential.

- I am in Belarus for the second time, in Grodno for the first time, and I am ready to return to this city again and again. I really liked the city's landscapes, high-level excursions to enterprises, – shared his impressions one of the listeners, an employee of the Commerce Department of Gansu Province Zhang Yaohua. – In the future, I would like to have closer contacts with the Grodno oblast.

The work of the School of Russian language for the representatives of Gansu Province was organized for the first time. As the dean of the Faculty of Pre-university Training Yuri Romanovsky said, a special program was developed for the listeners. So, all classes were conducted in the form of business games, which were related to the work of guests, economic and social communication, and the establishment of partnerships.

– The level of Russian language proficiency has definitely become higher. This is evidenced at least by the fact that they all can build more complex sentences and communicate on abstract topics, – said Yury Ramanousky. – We hope that the project will continue next year, especially since we have established good contacts with the employees of the Government of the province.

The Faculty of Philology of YKSUG and University in Pardubice to start student exchange

Issues of mutually beneficial cooperation were discussed during the meeting of the Head of the Department of Romance-Germanic Philology of the YKSUG, Nadeya Ulasiuk, with the representatives of the German Language Department and the Language Center of the University of Pardubice.

In particular, the parties have defined a plan for cooperation in the field of German studies and the implementation of joint projects in the field of teacher education. An important topic of the meeting was the academic mobility of students. It is expected that in the near future an exchange of students will take place: five YKSUG students will go to study at the Czech University, and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will in turn receive students from the University of Pardubice.

Among the promising plans is the holding of lectures and seminars for students and undergraduates of YKSUG by professors and teachers of a Czech university.

Within the framework of the visit, the Head of the Department of Romance-German Philology, Nadeya Ulasiuk, also met with students and teachers of the University of Pardubice who were studying the German language. Nadzeya Ulasiuk spoke about the development of German studies in Belarus, the traditions and customs of our country. She also presented the educational and scientific potential of the YKSUG, talked about the work of the German Language and Culture Center at the YKSUG, the successful project "Summer School of the Russian Language" and invited everyone to participate in it. In addition, she made a presentation on the intercultural and transcultural dimension in a linguistic, cultural and historical context, at an international conference, and gave lectures on linguistics and regional studies.

All the news of the Faculty of Philology can be found here.

YKSUG expands partnerships with universities and organizations participating in the network of the Baltic University Program

The meeting of participants of the Baltic University Program was held in Sweden at the University of Uppsala. Alena Dzhukh, the coordinator of the program in the Kupala University, the senior teacher of the Department of Romance-Germanic Philology of the Philological Faculty, took part in it.

Together with colleagues from Sweden, Germany and Poland, Alena Dzhukh discussed the possibilities of developing mutually beneficial cooperation within the framework of the Program.

- At the meeting, I managed to establish contacts with representatives of several European universities and reach real agreements. In particular, with the staff of Uppsala University, we talked about the prospects of outgoing and incoming mobility of students and professors of YKSUG– told Alena Dzukh.

Another topic of discussion was the implementation of mobility opportunities in the framework of the Erasmus + project, as well as lectures and seminars for professors from Germany and Poland at YKSUG.

In the near future cooperation plans within the framework of the Baltic University Program are the visit of the Director of the Program Madeleine Granvik to the Yanka Kupala State University. With the administration of the institution, the guest plans to discuss the opening of the student summer school "Students for the Sustainable Development of Border Territories" at the university.

"This will never be forgotten!": The delegates of YKSUG returned from the XIX World Festival of Students and Youth in Sochi and shared their impressions

Veranika Kazhaneuskaya, 4th year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy:

– Emotions that I felt at the festival just do not convey in words. Everything was bright and rich! For me festival started a little earlier than for everyone. It was a great honor for me to be a delegate from Belarus at the parade of youth and students in Moscow. There we really became a huge, friendly, international family. All together we sang "Katyusha", danced "Kalinka-malinka", told about traditions, national cuisine of our countries. A gift for us was a river excursion in the "Russian style" in Moscow on a closed boat, where we tried dishes from all over Russia. Then each of us felt the scope and breadth of the Russian soul. On the boat in front of us were the creative teams of Russia and together with them we learned several dances. Every day was filled with new impressions. For the participants of the festival were organized dance floors, competitions, sections on interests. We got up at 6 am and went to bed late at night to participate in various activities. We brought so many new impressions from the festival that probably this will never be forgotten!

Yauheny Shydlousky, Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Office at the Education Internationalization Center:

- After the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi ended, there were only positive emotions, I was amazed and delighted with the level and scale of the festival, the opening and closing ceremonies, the organization of thematic events, the number of top-level speakers, the number and quality of the discussion areas. As a participant in such a large-scale event, together with delegates from other countries, I was able to discuss global world problems and successfully launch a new international exhibition brand "YOUTH EXPO". Here together with the students of our university we represented the education system of the Republic of Belarus, in particular, the potential of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Everything was great! 

Alena Yanko, 2nd year student of the Faculty of Economics and Management:

- I was really lucky to become a part of such a grandiose event! All the days passed by in one breath. I had the honor to represent Belarus at the exhibition and tell about our national nobility suit. How pleasant it was to hear from everywhere warm words about the Belarusian cordiality and peace. I visited scientific, cultural and sports grounds, got acquainted with a huge number of people. These acquaintances will stay with me for life. The experience I've acquired will help me continue to glorify our favorite university. It is impossible to convey in words the feeling that you are part of something new, something huge. I am immensely grateful to the university administration and to all who gave me the opportunity to get to the festival and glorify my native Belarus!

Aliaksandr Lapatneu, 5th year student of the Faculty of Philology:

- The festival was insanely exciting and cognitive for me! Only in time, looking back, I understand that I became a participant of a grand historical event. During my eight days in Sochi, I was able to visit a huge number of workshops and trainings, seminars and lectures, and most importantly - I established many contacts with young people from many countries of the world. For example, I met Giuseppe Sampadelli, who is responsible for academic exchange programs in ESN Italy - the International Network of Students as part of the Erasmus exchange program in Italy. We discussed the features of education systems in Italy and Belarus, the processes of internationalization of education of the two countries and a number of other topical issues. I am very glad that at the festival it was easy to find any occupation for yourself: from skating to taking part in panel discussions with the rector of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnich and the first persons of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. I want to say a big thank you to our alma mater for supporting my initiative and the opportunity to participate in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students!

Karyna Mlynouskaya, 4th year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy:

- The World Festival in Sochi has filled my life with positive, diverse, unforgettable and interesting days. I managed to visit several discussions on the civil development platform aimed at activating youth in the system of self-government. There I learned how the work of student government in China, Russia and India was organized and met with a representative of the UN volunteer organizations. Especially memorable were the meetings with famous people who have great life experience and came to share with the festival participants - young people from dozens of countries. We had the opportunity to talk with the motivational speaker Nick Vuichich, the director Fyodor Bondarchuk, the actor Sergei Bezrukov, the politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the French writer Frederik Begbeder. These meetings allowed me to get motivated to realize my plans. In general, such a festival is a great opportunity to find friends from different parts of the world, to get acquainted with the mentality of another country, its culture and people, and finally even for a while feel themselves a part of them. I am very grateful to the University and the country for the opportunity to participate in the World Festival of Youth and Students!

 

Information

The World Festival of Youth and Students was held for the 19th time. The venue was the Russian city of Sochi. The event brought together more than 25,000 participants from 150 countries. Among them were representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. During the week, from October 14 to October 20, the students took part in discussion, cultural, scientific, educational and sports programs with the participation of world-class professionals, attended numerous master classes and creative workshops, communicated with like-minded people and colleagues from around the world. The festival is aimed at consolidating the youth world community, strengthening international relations and developing interethnic and intercultural interaction.

 

Undergraduates and Master student of the Physico-technical Faculty of YKSUG have successfully completed an internship at the Riga Technical University (Latvia)

YKSUG students were among the few students from Belarus who were given the opportunity to receive training and get the best experience of teachers and scientists of the Latvian University.

The internship took place within the framework of the Erasmus + (Physics) project "Improvement of Master's Education in the Physical Sciences in Belarusian Universities", the partner of which is the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Representatives of the Riga Technical University organized the work of students on the project method of teaching.

 – We were offered to pass testing for possible roles in the team: so, someone could be an innovator, someone a performer, someone a manager. After that, we were divided into small groups, each of which collected ideas of innovative products, selected ideas according to the criteria, made a prototype of an innovative product, and then presented it, – shared the students.

YKSUG students also attended lectures and practical classes on microprocessor technology, electromagnetic compatibility, process management and project management. An important part of the training was the approbation of the courses on photonics and nanomaterials developed within the framework of the Erasmus + "Physics" project.

In addition, Belarusian students got acquainted with the work of the leading waste processing plant in Latvia, where they were convinced of the effectiveness of such projects.

 An event to remember during the training was the "Night of Science", organized for visitors of any age by the Riga Technical University. We visited the laboratories of the university, took part in numerous events, which gave us the opportunity to feel like real scientists and researchers, – told the YKSUG students.

All the news of the Faculty of Physics and Technology can be found here.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno included into top 200 best universities in the region of the countries fellowship and countries of Asia

YKSUG has been included for the first time in the regional rating QS EECA Ranking 2018 and ranked among the top 200 best universities in the developing countries region of Europe and Central Asia, accounting for 7% of the total number of higher education institutions participating in the ranking.

In all, 2938 universities from thirty countries, including the CIS countries, the Baltic States, the Caucasus, as well as Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic were evaluated. The first position in the rating is held by MVLomonosov Moscow State University.

Among the Belarusian higher educational institutions, the top 200 rating includes four universities: the best result at BSU - 21 place. BNTU took 79th place, BSUIR is at 118th position. YKSUG takes a place in the group "191-200". In the same group there are such universities as the Russian State A.I. Herzen Pedagogical University , St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, Kiev National Linguistic University.

The rating takes into account the academic authority of the university, the reputation among employers, the ratio of faculty to the number of students, the share of foreign teachers, the share of foreign students, the proportion of employees with a scientific degree, the popularity of Internet resources, the number of published and quoted articles in the publications of Scopus.

QS World University Rankings is a global study of higher education institutions of world importance on indicators of their achievements in the field of education and science. This rating was developed in 2004 and is calculated by the methodology of the British consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It is considered one of the most influential global university ratings.

 You can learn more about the place of Yanka Kupala State University in world rankings here.

On October, 6 the volunteers of ESN YKSUG Grodno together with the Internationalization Centre of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno held “Welcome party” for international students of YKSUG

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Both Belarusian and international students had been invited to take part in the event. The members of youth society AEGEE-Grodno had been also invited and helped with the organizational work. The warm atmosphere, wonderful music, lots of new awesome people and exciting Belarusian traditional games left bright unforgettable impressions for everybody, who took part in the event. The amazing evening will be not only on the numerous pictures, but also forever in our hearts.

According to Aliaksandr Lapatneu`s (the president of ESN YKSUG Grodno) words, “the event is a great opportunity for international students to get acquainted with Belarusian students and become closer to each other. Besides, it`s a good chance to learn more about Belarusian culture and traditions”. “I`m very happy that everything is worthwhile and the international students really enjoy our events. The guys, who always visited our ESNevents last year, have come to

“Welcome party” this year again and brought their new friends with them”. – shared her impressions after the event Nadezhda Kuryan, the vice-president of ESN YKSUG Grodno.

It must be mentioned, that this year 260 international students came to Yanka Kupala State University to study here. The volunteers of ESN YKSUG promise to do their best to help international students to adjust to life in new country and organize different events for them, as experience has shown, they are very popular among both Belarusian and international students.

Background

ESN YKSUG Grodno is the First Local section of ESN Belarus situated in Grodno. ESN YKSUG Grodno (or just ESN YKSUG) is a club of international student initiatives. A small group of students of the Yanka Kupala State University has joined their ideas and plans within ESN YKSUG in order to motivate other students to be active in international events and university life, to participate in international programs and projects, to get information about participation in different international programs, assistance for incoming and outgoing students.

Representatives of the YKSUG have been solemnly presented with "vouchers" for the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

More than 300 young people from the age of 18 to 35 will represent Belarus at a major international event, 20 people from Grodno region, including students and employees of YKSUG.

The selected candidates are activists of student and volunteer movements of YKSUG, participants in international and national scientific forums and conferences, actions, projects and competitions, holders of numerous letters of gratitude from public associations, diplomas and awards. Among them are students of the Faculty of Pedagogy Veranika Kazhaneuskaya, Karyna Mlynovskaya, students of the Faculty of Philology Aliaksandar Lapatneu, Anastasia Hostik, Katsiaryna Harhun and a student of the Economics and Management Department Alena Yanko.

The words of parting to the students were sent by the Senior vice-rector of the University Iryna Kiturka.

– Participation in the World Festival of Youth and Students for you is a kind of gift of fate. This is an important event, both for the delegates and for the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno as a whole. We are especially proud of the fact that among the three hundred delegates of our country the right to represent Belarus at the International Student Parade in Moscow is granted to our student – Veranika Kazhaneuskaya, – marked Iryna Kiturka. – Use the upcoming week, during which the festival will be held, to the maximum: Make new acquaintances, find inspiration for new projects and get unforgettable impressions.

Iryna Kiturka presented the delegates with the permit for the festival and wished self-confidence, success, worthily presenting native country, city and university at a large-scale international event, and, most importantly, returning with new ideas and vivid impressions.

Kind words were sounded from the Head of the Department of Educational Work with Young People Aksana Kotava and the secretary of YKSUG BRYU Andrey Esin.

Activists of public associations active in the university gave their delegates a task. Students proposed to learn about the work of public organizations and associations in other countries, about the experience of organizing student groups and the possibility of participation of Belarusian students in their work, to establish contacts with representatives of the student government of the neighboring countries included in the Bologna process, as well as learn about the implementation of international projects for the preservation of historical heritage.

The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students will be held in Sochi from 14 to 22 October. More than 20 thousand students from 150 countries of the world will gather at one site - young leaders from different fields: representatives of youth public organizations, young journalists, creative and sporting youth, young engineers and IT specialists, leaders of youth organizations of political parties, young entrepreneurs, leaders of student self-government, young scientists and teachers of higher education institutions, and foreigners studying Russian.

Within the framework of the festival, the participants will work together to work out the concept of the planet's development until 2030 and try to formulate answers to the most pressing challenges facing the generation.

Participants are expected to have unique and intense discussion, cultural, scientific, educational and sports programs with the participation of world-class professionals, real applied skills at master classes and creative workshops, and communication with like-minded people and colleagues from different countries. The students will visit ballet, ice show, film festival, jazz festival, circus performance, and also show their creative and physical abilities in street dances, sports and many other events.

The festival is aimed at consolidation of the youth world community, strengthening of the international ties and development of interethnic and intercultural interaction.

The delegation of YKSUG to go to the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

Festival of Youth and Students  will be held from 14 to 22 October and will bring together the most active and energetic representatives of youth from 180 countries.

The start of the large-scale forum will be given by the International Parade of Students on October 14 in Moscow, in which the student of YKSUG Veranika Kazhaneuskaya will take part. The main events will be held in the Olympic Park of Sochi from October 14 to 22. The participants will have a bright opening ceremony with the participation of the festival's producer, composer Igor Krutoy, a rich discussion, cultural, scientific, educational and sports program, involving dozens of interesting events.

The festival will gather the students who take an active part in the social, scientific and cultural life of their countries. Among the participants is a delegation from the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. It consists of the Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Education Internationalization Centre Yauheny Shydlouski and students of – activists of student and volunteer movements of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, participants in international and republican scientific forums and conferences, actions, projects and competitions, holders of numerous letters of gratitude from public associations, letters of commendation and awards.

Among them – a 4th year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy, specialty “Logopedics”, Veranika Kazhaneuskaya – winner of the university competition and the regional stage of the republican contest "Student of the Year - 2016", a diploma of the 2nd stage of the Republican contest "Student of the Year - 2016".

4th year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy, specialty “Primary Education” Karyna Mlynouskaya – member of the Public Republican Council under the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus, participant of the republican contest "Leader of the Year" and a scholarship student of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Aliaksandr Lapatneu, 4th year student of the Faculty of Philology, specialty “Modern Foreing Languages” – president of the Club of International Student Initiatives "SUNet", the initiator of the club's entry into the International Exchange Erasmus Student Network, a permanent volunteer of Summer and Winter Russian Language Schools.

Student of the 2nd year of the Faculty of Economics and Management, specialty “Finance and Credit”, Alena Yanko – winner of the title of the first Vice-Miss at the national final of the XXVI International intercollegiateuniversity competition of grace and artistic mastery "Queen Spring-2017", Miss-Internet of the Universitet competition of grace and artistic mastery "Miss University-2017". In the 2017-2018 academic year, it was placed on the Honors Board "Pride of the University" for the high results in the academic, scientific, creative, public and sports activities of the university.

Anastasiya Hostik, 4th year student of the Faculty of Philology, specialty “Modern Foreign Languages” – an active participant in volunteerism at the university and in Belarus: the commander of the volunteer detachment of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the "Good Heart", a member of the Republican Council of Volunteers at BSYU. A second-degree diploma winner of the university competition "Student of the Year - 2016".

Katsiaryna Harhun, 4th year student of the Faculty of Philology, specialty “Modern Foreign Languages” – active member of student and volunteer movements, member of the club "Goroden" of "Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs", Volunteer of the local section of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, and Belarus ESN-YKSUG of the International Student Exchange Network in the framework of the Erasmus program. Engaged in the theatrical studio of the philological faculty "Theaters" and in the vocal studio of the university "Uni-song".

In 2017 the festival movement celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first ever Festival in Prague in 1947. In 1957, a large-scale forum was held in Moscow, the capital of the USSR under the slogan "For Peace and Friendship" and had a great influence on the further development of culture and art and served as the ancestor of many innovative genres for these times in those areas.

The motto of this festival is "For peace, solidarity and social justice, we are fighting against imperialism - respecting our past, we are building the future!" The organizers of the forum are the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), which has consultative status with UNESCO, and the National Preparatory Committee of Russia.

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