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Scientists from eight countries gathered at Yanka Kupala State University to discuss the role of the university in the modern world

Scientists from eight countries gathered at Yanka Kupala State University to discuss the role of the university in the modern world

 

The opening of the international scientific and practical conference "University-the territory of advanced development" was held on February 19.

About 200 scientists and researchers from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, and Switzerland took part in the representative forum. Over the course of two days, they were discussing strategies for advanced development of the university, as well as sharing the experience of international cooperation between higher education institutions. – We support the idea that the university today should become a driver of the development of modern society, - the first Vice-rector of Yanka Kupala State University Oleg Romanov said in his welcome speech during the opening of the conference. – After all, it is at the university that the formation of human potential takes place, fundamental and applied knowledge is generated here, which is necessary for the development of society. I am sure that today's conference will contribute to solving the problem of creating a type of university that helps society move along the path of progress. Two plenary reports were presented during the opening of the conference. Viktor Tarantey, a Professor at Yanka Kupala State University, spoke about the 80-year history of Kupala University and its role in improving the educational process. In particular, he shared his experience in writing the Chronicle of Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, which will be presented in the near future. Dmitry Sultanov, Head of research solutions in Russia and Central Asia at Elsevier, addressed issues of science evaluation, ratings, and publication activity in his report. He stressed the importance of international cooperation for scientific organizations, and also noted that he considers the name chosen for the large scientific forum, which is held as part of the anniversary of Yanka Kupala State University, very successful. – The General theme of the conference "University – the territory of advanced development" fully reflects current global trends, - Dmitry Sultanov said. - After all, now universities are not only educational institutions, but also the centers of scientific activity. Moreover, we are increasingly talking about the commercialization of science. In turn, Yuri Romanovsky, a Vice-rector for research at Yanka Kupala State University, noted that our University is already on this path of development. Currently, kupalovtsy are actively building a model of "University 3.0", which involves combining three components on the basis of one institution: education, science and commercial activity. Discussion of topical issues continued during the breakout sessions. The sections were devoted to the following topics: "University as a driving force of the digital transformation of the economy", "Fundamental and applied research as the basis for advanced development", "Prospects for humanitarian education in the era of digital transformations","Digital transformation of education as a factor of advanced development". On the second day of the conference, a plenary session was held, during which the rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Irina kiturko, the rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Igor Maksimtsev, the rector of the National State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Health named after P. F. Lesgafta Sergey Bakulev, Vice-rector for development of the University in Bialystok Yaroslav Matveyuk, Vice-rector for international relations of the Chernivtsy National University named after Yuri Fedkovich Petr Fochuk and Vice-rector for strategic development of the Aktobe Regional State University named after K. Zhubanov Kuanyshbek Shunkeyev spoke. All the participants of the international scientific and practical conference "University-the territory of advanced development" also joined the festive events that were held at Yanka Kupala State University on the eve of the 80th anniversary.

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