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Photo FACT: Volunteers of the "Good heart" detachment of Yanka Kupala State University joined the environmental campaign “River Cleanup”

As part of an international initiative, Kupala students were engaged in cleaning the coastal zone of the Neman river.

An international project to restore order near reservoirs started in 2017 and was aimed at cleaning the banks of the Rhine. Belarus is participating in an environmental flashmob for the first time. In 2020, hundreds of activists of the Grodno and Minsk regions, including students of the Yanka Kupala Grodno state University, simultaneously went to the banks of the Neman river to restore order on the coastal territory.

International competition of readers "Love will save the world" is held at Kupala University online (photo FACT)

46 active and creative students from 12 countries demonstrate their Russian speech and oratory skills to the competent jury.

Registration for CT of 2020 has been completed

In Grodno region 5426 applicants will take part in the centralized testing.
This year, you could declare your desire to participate in the CT online. For example, 82 percent of applicants were registered in Grodno region through electronic submission of applications.
– This year almost five and a half thousand applicants will write 18311 tests in 15 subjects. The most numerous in terms of the number of participants will be entrance tests in Russian, Mathematics, as well as English and Belarusian, – the head of the Regional Centre for Testing and Vocational Guidance of Youth of the Faculty of Pre-University Education of Yanka Kupala State University Aksana Valyuk said.
This year 4078 applicants are planning to take Russian, 2924 - Mathematics, 2079 people will write tests in English, and 1736 – in Belarusian. The least amount of tests in the region will be written in French-34, Spanish-11, the test in Chinese will be taken by only 1 entrant. The CT locations will traditionally operate in Grodno, Lida and Volkovysk. – In Grodno region, entrance tests will be held in 10 buildings of educational institutions, it is planned to use more than 140 classrooms, - the head of the Regional Center for Testing and Vocational Guidance of Youth Aksana Valyuk said. – In total, the region will have more than 6 thousand seats for applicants. This is a thousand more than last year. Thus, the organizers of the CT will be able to ensure that a safe distance between applicants is observed, which is very important in the current epidemiological situation.
For those who have registered to participate in the CT, this year's entrance tests will begin on June 25, and will end on July 16. As always, there are also reserve days of the Central Bank: July 19, 21 and 23. Registration of applicants for centralized testing on reserve days will be carried out from 12 to 17 July.

The "hotline" of the Ministry of education of the Republic of Belarus for the entrance campaign-2020 is working

The "hotline" is organized to help applicants get information about the course of the entrance campaign in educational institutions.
Calls for admission to institutions of vocational, secondary special and higher education are received by phone (017) 222 43 12. According to the press center of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the hotline is open on weekdays from 9.00 to 18.00 with a lunch break from 13.00 to 14.00.
Applicants and their legal representatives can get answers to all questions concerning the organization of the entrance campaign this year by calling the "hotline" during the period from June 1 to August 19.
Based on the website of the Ministry of education of the Republic of Belarus.

YKSUG transferred funds to the account of Vasilishki house-boarding school

The transfer of 1 thousand rubles took place as part of the celebration of the International Children's Day.
157 children live in Vasilishki boarding house, receive treatment and care, as well as attend classes and learn the skills necessary for successful social adaptation. Representatives of Yanka Kupala State University are members of the Board of Trustees of this institution and regularly hold charity events for children – Kupala residents have been fulfilling the wishes of students of Vasilishki boarding house since 2016.
Every year, volunteer students and teachers visit Vasilishki boarding school for children with disabilities and special psychophysical development, participate and hold festive events there, and organize actions in the city and the university aimed at helping the children of the boarding house.
Traditionally, before the New Year in the framework of the "Our children" campaign and on the International Children's Day, the management, employees and volunteers congratulate the children, spend time with them, give gifts and their attention. In addition, the faculties of Yanka Kupala State University host charity fairs and events, the funds collected from which are transferred to the boarding house.

State awards were awarded to the representatives of Yanka Kupala State University Yury Bialykh nand Yevgeny Rovba

By decree of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, awards were awarded to representatives of various spheres of activity of the country.
Decree No. 191 approved the decision to award orders, medals and honorary titles for long-term fruitful work, exemplary performance of official duties, exceptional bravery and courage shown in the fight against crime and in saving people during a fire, significant contribution to the implementation of justice and ensuring the rule of law, the development of railway transport, engineering, publishing and printing, services in the field of agriculture, construction, social protection, trade, science, education, art and culture.

Yury Bialykh, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs of Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, was awarded the medal "For labor merits". Honorary titles were also awarded by the decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Thus, the head of the Department of Fundamental and Applied Mathematics of Yanka Kupala State University Yevgeny Rovba was awarded the title "Honored worker of education of the Republic of Belarus".

The summer examination session has started at Kupala University

Exams are conducted in person, mainly in writing, in the University's classrooms. All necessary sanitary and epidemiological requirements are met.
Thus, when drawing up the schedule, the need for sanitary treatment of classrooms and minimizing the number of students who are simultaneously in the buildings is taken into account.
In addition, the number of seats in the classrooms where exams are held exceeds the number of students in the group by at least twice. If necessary, the groups are divided into subgroups, for which the exam is held on the same day, but at different times. Sanitary and epidemiological requirements are met: a distance of at least 1.5 meters, the use of personal protective equipment – masks and gloves.
It should be noted that students who are on self-isolation, in the presence of a supporting document on an individual basis on their application, are given the opportunity to pass the exam using information and communication technologies with mandatory visualization. The exam with the use of ICT is conducted in oral form with video recording. If there is a disability sheet, the student's current certification is postponed to September.

The summer examination session for full-time and evening students will end on June 17. On June 18, state examinations and defense of theses and master's theses will begin. For part-time students, exams and tests have been postponed to September

Studios, chatbots and mobile apps: Yanka Kupala State University has completed the submission of applications for the IV Open competition of student startup projects "Innastart”

25 projects of Kupala students take part in the competition based on the results of the first rounds.
In order to develop a project idea and business model of the project, participants attended preparatory trainings during the first stage. At the master classes, Kupala students learned how to select a team and present their work, understood financing, marketing and possible risks. After the training seminars, the students drew up ideas and submitted applications. A total of 25 teams participate in the competition based on the results of two rounds. Contestants offer ideas for different spheres of life: mobile apps, chatbots, educational projects. There are also innovative technological solutions among the ideas. For example, parking lots using solar energy for electric vehicles.
Registered projects will be evaluated by the jury until June 3. We will take into account the innovative nature of the project, its relevance, feasibility in practice and the availability of a sound business model. Innastart will end with the final stage of Startup battle. The finalists will present their projects, take part in master classes, and will be able to consult with expert entrepreneurs.
The contest jury will select the best student projects in four categories according to priority directions of scientific researches and scientific-technical activity in the Republic of Belarus: "The best start-up – TECHNOLOGY", "Best start-up project – PRODUCT", "Best start-up project – SERVICE", "Best startup project-SOCIAL INNOVATION".
The winners and prize-winners of the IV Open competition of student startup projects "Innastart" will receive prizes, a certificate for free consulting in Yanka Kupala State University Science and Technology Park, and the opportunity to use its infrastructure and services.
The organizers also note that the competition results can determine the best project – a candidate for the Grand Prix in the form of a grant to create a startup-resident of the science and Technology Park with the amount and sources of funding determined on the basis of a reasonable business plan in accordance with the established procedure.

Housewarming is getting closer: finishing works are being actively carried out in the new dormitory of Yanka Kupala State University

The dormitory of YKSUG on Dubko street is planned to be put into operation in 2020.
We remind that the construction of a new dormitory of Yanka Kupala State University on Dubko street began in March 2019. After the new building is put into operation, the number of students provided with dormitories will reach more than 85%. A modern 13-storey dormitory will open its doors to 1030 residents of Kupala university. The first floor will house the premises of the administrative and economic service, a buffet, and a medical unit. In total, the dormitory will have 168 three-room residential blocks, with two people in each room. Each unit has a kitchen equipped with necessary appliances and furniture, a bathroom and a shower. On the territory of the dormitory there will be a sports ground, fields for basketball, mini-football and hockey.
Commissioning of a new dormitory on Dubko street will meet the housing needs of the majority of nonresident students in need, and will also help to increase the export of educational services of Yanka Kupala State University.

New virus protection devices for doctors and the public are being developed at Yanka Kupala State University of Science and Technology Park

The team of resident company of Technopark, LLC "LIRAandCo" developed its own strategy against the proliferation of coronavirus.
At this stage, all the efforts of the company's representatives are aimed at providing the necessary means of protection to the region's doctors.
– We have studied how they work very carefully, in what conditions they work, what means of protection they need, and we offered our solutions, - the head of the company Pavel Krivenko said. – So, we suggested that doctors use contactless filters as protection instead of standard respirators, which perform their task no less effectively, but are more convenient. Our company has already manufactured and delivered more than 300 contactless filters to medical institutions in the region, as well as about 200 protective suits for doctors. I must say that we have developed and implemented all this in just two weeks and are now continuing to work on finding new solutions.
In the near future, LLC "LIRAandCo" plans to significantly increase the production of protective equipment for doctors and produce about 100 closed suits and 200 contactless filters every day to meet the existing needs of medical institutions in the region. In addition, representatives of the resident company of Yanka Kupala State University Science and Technology Park are constantly working to find new solutions that will help improve the efficiency of contactless filters and closed suits, as well as develop and gradually introduce new protection devices for doctors and the public.
– We try to rationally use the supplies available to us, so, first of all, we are focused on fulfilling the requests of doctors, - Pavel Krivenko said. – But we are already ready to offer some interesting solutions for the population. For example, we produce a keychain with the function of a hand – a simple device that allows you to open a door without touching it with your hand, or press a button in an elevator, dial a code in an ATM.
At the moment, representatives of the company are introducing another invention into production – an air blower. It is a device for flow filtration of air from physical and biological particles, which feeds the purified gas mixture under pressure both to the contactless filter or suit, and to the premises. Developers are also thinking about improving the protective suit, namely, how to make the suit not only protect the doctor from infection, but also to make it comfortable to work for many hours.
Representatives of the company note that they keep in touch with all medical institutions in the region, continue to study their requests, which change depending on how the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the country develops. And according to this information, they make certain adjustments to their devices and developments every day. Yesterday's decisions may no longer be relevant today. But thanks to the powerful material and technical base of the Technopark, the creative teams of resident companies have the opportunity to make decisions quickly and work effectively.

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