Students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the "Winter School" of the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University
The International educational project "Winter School" took place at the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University from January 16 to 27, 2023. Among its participants were students of the specialty "Journalism" of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Alexander Stepanenko, Tagir Mammadov and Ilona Kostyuk.
The participation of students of the specialty "Journalism" became possible thanks to the cooperation agreement between the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, which was concluded in October 2022.
The winter school was held in a distance format. Undergraduates from universities in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia were trained. The educational program was focused on getting acquainted with the media system of Russia, the existing trends in the Russian media market, and implied obtaining practical skills in working in Russian-language media.
The first week included a course of lectures. Among the main topics that the students considered were the topics of journalistic culture, digital inequality and digital capital, the role of the media in Eurasian integration. The lectures also dealt with the development of television journalism, photojournalism and digital media in Russia. Virtual tours of Russia's leading media companies and meetings with their employees with the opportunity to ask questions were organized (TASS, VK, Russia Today). Online tours of the Faculty of Journalism and the main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University were held.
The second week of the "Winter School" was a practical module. He assumed the development, implementation and protection of multimedia projects. The participants were divided into 10 international groups of 3 people. The works were evaluated by teachers of the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The project of Alexander Stepanenko's team dedicated to integration processes in the post-Soviet space within the CIS was recognized as the best according to the results of the "Winter School". The authors of the project had the opportunity to undergo free of charge included training at the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University in the autumn semester of the 2023-2024 academic year.
All students who successfully mastered the school's program were awarded certificates of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Students were honored at the University Council
Alattabi Abduladhim Turki Jalil, a 2022 postgraduate student of the specialty "Microbiology" of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology, was awarded the diploma of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno for academic success, active participation in the scientific, social, creative and sports life of the university.
Students of Yanka Kupala Grodno State University showed high results at the international competition
Students of the Faculty of Law were awarded diplomas of the first degree in the nomination "Legal Sciences" of the International Research Competition "Scientific Impulse - 2023".
The research paper "Decentralized autonomous organization as a new form of business organization in the digital economy was noted. The legal aspect" by Konstantin Dornyak, performed under the scientific supervision of the head of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure, Doctor of Law, Professor Igor Martynenko.
Ulyana Legid was also awarded a high award for her work "Criminal law support of terrorism and terrorist crimes" under the scientific supervision of Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor Maria Zhuk.
The purpose of the competition is to involve young people in innovative activities and scientific and technical creativity, generalization and dissemination of achievements and results of youth science.
Researchers, scientists, candidates and doctors of sciences, researchers, teachers of all levels of the education system, postgraduates, applicants, residents, undergraduates, bachelors, students, students are invited to participate in the competition.
The organizer of the competition is the International Center for Scientific Partnership "New Science".
The seminar of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism
At the methodological seminar held at the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism on 24.01.2023, the main topic was the speech of Associate Professor of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Y. Yarmak about her experience of visiting the Anadolu University in Eskisehir (Turkey).
This university, the fourth in the world in terms of the number of students, occupies a huge complex in the north of the city. The implementation of programs at the Faculty of the Open Educational System is conducted by means of information and communication technologies.
Y. Yarmak spoke about the organization of online education, the accepted methodology for monitoring and evaluating knowledge. А number of issues related to the logistical support of teaching humanities at the Faculty of Tourism of Anadolu University, the specifics of the organization of the educational process, the distribution of the workload of the teaching staff and the accounting of working hours were considered. The Turkish educational portal was introduced. The seminar participants noted that the Turkish portal is similar in its basic principles of work with the educational portal of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
The possibility of publishing in the online journal Toledo, published by the University of Anadolu, was presented at the methodological seminar. Touching upon the issue of educational work, Y. Yarmak noted that at Anadolu University this activity is divided into faculties that carry it out in certain areas: for example, the Faculty of Arts is responsible for art education, the conservatory is responsible for organizing musical events. Also, a mosque located right on the campus has a significant role in the education of students.
According to the results of the research work in the library of the Anadolu University, Yuliya Yarmak collected about 70 full-text English-language research works in the major "Tourism and Hospitality". The data obtained will be used to update the curricula at the Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the University of Grodno. The participants of the seminar learned about the international cooperation programs implemented by Anadolu University. Y. Yarmak shared the contacts of her Turkish colleagues, noting the readiness of the Turkish side to cooperate with Belarusian colleagues in the field of science and culture.
The teacher of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno demonstrated high results at the international competition
The research work "Technology of production of functional products enriched with vitamin D" by senior lecturer of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology of the Department of Technology, Physiology and Food Hygiene Anastasia Kucher was awarded a diploma of the first degree of the International Competition of scientific research works "Vector of Science-2023".
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has improved its position in the UI Green Metric World University Ranking 2022
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno ranked 680th out of 1,050 educational institutions in the world by the end of 2022.
Kupala University took part in the ranking for the first time in 2021, where it took 750th place out of 956 educational institutions in the world.
The UI GreenMetric rating is an annual international ranking of universities that assesses the efforts of participants in the field of reducing environmental impact, as well as the compliance of education and research with sustainable development goals.
A student of Yanka Kupala State University showed high results at an international competition
According to the results of participation in the XV International Competition of scientific, methodological and creative works "Socialization, upbringing, education", the work of a law student Vera Martynova on the topic "Education of the energy saving culture of school students (on the example of the quiz "Inexpensive and clean energy")" was awarded a diploma for the 3rd place.
The organizers of the competition are Autonomous non-profit organization "Scientific and Educational Center "Tradition", Vyatka State Agrotechnological Academy, Department of Continuing Education, Historical and Cultural Youth Scientific Society "Original Vyatka". The purpose of the competition is to activate and integrate public and departmental resources for successful socialization, upbringing, education of children and youth.
Student of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno completed an internship at Lomonosov Moscow State University
2nd year undergraduate student of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology Alexey Savko from November 28 to December 25, 2022 passed a scientific internship at Lomonosov Moscow State University
The internship took place on the basis of the Laboratory of Cell Bioenergetics of the A.N. Belozersky Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology. Methods of working with cell cultures were mastered, experience was gained with a flow cytofluorimeter and a fluorescence microscope, and the effect of doxorubicin on cardiomyocytes was studied.
Master’s student of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno received a high award at an international competition
A graduate student from China, Mei Yi, won a brilliant victory at the International Competition of Scientific developments of students and students "Science without Borders", which was held in the Czech Republic, and received a Diploma for 1st place in the nomination "Master's Thesis" for the work "Organization of pedagogical volunteering in the activities of youth associations". The scientific supervisor Elena Nikolaevna Lapkovskaya, associate Professor of the Department of Natural Sciences and Linguistic Disciplines and Methods of their Teaching, Candidate of Philological Sciences, associate Professor was awarded a commendation.
Teachers of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the IX International Conference on the Study of Functional Aspects of Intercultural Communication and Translation
Teachers of the Department of English Philology Irina Klochko and Yulia Marmysh presented Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno at the IX International Conference on the Study of functional Aspects of Intercultural Communication and Translation.
Irina Klochko and Yulia Marmysh in the online mode, shared with their foreign colleagues the experience of using elements of such modern technologies as mixed (synchronous and asynchronous) learning, immersive learning with the creation of their own educational content by students, integrated multimodal learning in the educational process in foreign languages. The use of these technologies contributes to the variability of the design of the educational space in the conditions of digitalization.
The invitation to participate in the event was received from the RUDN University (Russia) after presentation from our side on the interactive platform "Methods of teaching foreign languages 2.0: real and virtual"
Participation in the conference was held under the leadership of the head of the department Zhanna Korotkevich with the assistance of the Laboratory of Educational Innovations and personally the head of the laboratory Oleg Kolyago.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in an online conference in the sphere of education between higher education institutions of Grodno region and Gansu province
Grodno region and Gansu province cooperate within various fields, including education and this event let the participants further develop friendly ties.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Grodno State Medical University and Grodno State Agrarian University participated in the conference. Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, Hexi University, Gansu University of Chinese Medicine, Gansu Agricultural University took part from the Chinese side.
The meeting was also attended by Zhang Xiaodong, a member of the party committee of the Department of Education of Gansu Province, Ruslan Abramchik, head of the Main Department of Education of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee, Roman Sokol, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the People’s Republic of China.
Within the framework of the conference, Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Iryna Kiturka presented the educational potential of the university and told about its advantages and achievements.
By the way, Chinese universities are significant strategic partners for our university. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno implements an active international policy within the framework of around 200 agreements with foreign institutions and organizations from 30 countries, including 9 organizations of the People's Republic of China, cooperation with which was established back in 2001, when the first agreement of international cooperation with the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law was signed. For that purpose, the university implements a strategy for the development of cooperation with China in the field of education, which is an integral part of the overall strategy of our university – advanced development strategy.
In September 2017, during the visit of a delegation from Gansu province to Grodno, an agreement on the support of the organization of training within the project «Russian Language School» between the Office of External Relations under the Government of Gansu province of PRC and the Committee of Economics of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee was signed.
In October 2017 and May 2018, representatives of Gansu Province have been learning Russian at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. In the 2017/2018 academic year, the staff of the Office of External Relations under the Government of Gansu province attended Russian language courses at the Faculty of Philology under the educational program of the first stage of higher education «Russian Philology» and at the same time received a Master's degree in International Economics. On August 3, 2018, during the visit of the delegation of Gansu Province, our university hosted the ceremonial opening of the Center for Training of Gansu Province Personnel.
Agreement of International Cooperation with the University of Vavuniya was signed at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
The Agreement was signed during the online meeting on the 20th of December.
A delegation of the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Janitha Abeywickrema Liyanage and a delegation of the University of Vavuniya headed by the Rector, Dr. Thampoe Mangaleswaran participated in the online meeting. The delegation of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was headed by the Rector, Iruna Kiturka.
The meeting was productive, since both sides are interested in mutual cooperation development. The Agreement will facilitate scientific, academic and professional cooperation between partner universities and open new horizons for both parties within the framework of universities' activities.
By the way, it is not the first meeting with the University of Vavuniya, on the 10th of July 2022 with the support of the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Belarus a meeting with the administration of the University of Vavuniya was held. During this meeting, Sri Lankan side expressed interest in the development of academic mobility of staff and students and organization of scientific research in the following fields: biology, math, philology, tourism, economy, international law.
The University of Vavuniya is opening new faculties and specialties, and therefore the design and implementation of joint educational programs in English and Russian languages could become a promising area of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Soon a program of cooperation to the current agreement will be developed.
A visiting professor from Tajikistan gave lectures at the Faculty of Biology and Ecology
The Dean of the joint Faculty of the Tajik National University with the Higher Education Institution of the Republic of Belarus conducted training sessions at the Faculty of Biology and Ecology of Yanka Kupala State University under the program "Visiting Professor".
From December 11 to December 18, 2022, in the framework of the "Visiting Professor" program, Odinazoda Safargul Atabek, Dean of the joint Faculty of the Tajik National University with the Higher Education Institution of the Republic of Belarus, lectured at Yanka Kupala State University.
Safargul Odinazoda conducted lectures and laboratory classes with students of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology of the specialties "Biology (Biotechnology)", "Bioecology" in the discipline "Biometrics". During meetings with faculty members, the professor got acquainted with scientific and educational laboratories, and also discussed the possibilities of joint research and organization of scientific events.
Safargul Odinazoda conducted master classes and consultations for students and staff of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology on mathematical modeling of the interaction of rare and endangered species, taking into account the parameters of anthropogenic impact and regularization of biological systems.
Meetings were held with Rector Irina Kiturko, First Vice-Rector Aliaksandr Kareusky, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Yury Bialykh, Head of the Center of Internationalization of Education Alena Belakoz, Head of the research department Anton Glazev, Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology Natalia Bashun and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Alena Livak. While meeting were discussed the directions of further cooperation in educational, scientific and innovative activities.
In the future, it is planned to develop and sign a roadmap within the framework of cooperation on joint educational programs, in particular, in the specialty "Biochemistry" of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology.
At Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was held the creative living room "Belarus - the crossroads of national cultures"
Azerbaijan, Irak, China, Vietnam, Kazakhstan… Hundreds of foreign students from 10 countries of the world at Yanka Kupala Grodno State University were united by the creative living room "Belarus – the crossroads of national cultures".
This year, representatives of 13 universities of Belarus, Russia and Uzbekistan took part in the multinational cultural dialogue. Among them are: Tashkent State University of Law, Volgograd State University, Kokand State Pedagogical Institute.
Irina Kiturko, Rector of Kupala University, gave a strat to the cultural international event:
– Belarus is a unique country. This is a «living room», a home for many nationalities. We appreciate the versatility, multinational, multicultural nature of our country. The task of our university, as well as the whole Republic of Belarus, is to make students who come to study, feel at home here. And when they go home, so they can take with themselves a piece of Belarus in their hearts.
The program of the creative living room is rich. During the day the talents, culture and national traditions of their countries were demonstrated by the students in various contests and competitions. And also – we got acquainted, talked, had an interesting and fun time, exchanged impressions. Some of them have known Belarus for a long time, while others are just beginning to discover its beauty.
Umidbek Ekubzhanov, student of the Law Faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University (Uzbekistan): – I am in Belarus for the first time and arrived a few months ago. The main thing that impressed me was the people. I have never met such kind people anywhere. And this place have a very interesting history and a beautiful city. My favorite places here are the old Sovetskaya Street and the embankment with two Castles.
The students demonstrated their knowledge and intellectual capabilities in the brain ring. The participants admitted that they had to prepare for the game with all their might. There are many and different questions – about history, religious traditions, national heroes. They fought not only in intellectual tournaments, but also revealed the creative national flavor. One of the most colorful interactive platforms was the round table "Evolution of the national costume". Here, foreign students not only talked about national clothes, but also demonstrated them in a unique variety.
Alonso Jose Cespere Savalo Student of the Faculty of Law of the Yanka Kupala State University (Venezuela): – I represent the national Venezuelan costume, which is called "Likvi likvi". We have many versions of this costume – each region of Venezuela has its own version. I want to show the most popular and latest model. And I will be glad to introduce to Belarusian students a piece of the culture of my country.
There are many opportunities to show talents in the creative living room. So, at the readers' contest " Мой родны кут, як ты мне мілы", the poems of the classics Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas melodiously sounded with English, French and Chinese accents. The bright final of the event was the concert "Voices of thousands of national cultures".
Reference: For the first time such an international student meeting was held in 2017 as part of the Republican Festival of Creativity of Foreign Students "F.-ART.by ". Then the event was attended by representatives of three Grodno universities and the Belarusian State University. Over the years, the geography of the event has expanded. Now the creative living room has become international. Guests from foreign universities come to communicate, share traditions with pleasure.