Registration continues for the 17th Grodno Invest Weekend and Expert Day
Initiative students, as well as anyone who wants to realize a creative business idea, can send an application for participation until May 16.
Invest Weekend and Expert Day is a non-profit event, a business forum in which businessmen, start-ups, students, experts, and investors are starting and taking place at the same time. This year the event in Grodno will be held online in two stages.
Until mid-May, applications will continue to be accepted, among which the best will be determined later. When filling out an application, the event organizers recommend a detailed description of the solution to the problem identified in the business project, an assessment of the competitive environment, a target audience for the project, a way to monetize a business idea, indicate estimated costs and profits, determine potential market size and describe the competencies of a business team.
The authors of the projects selected at the first stage before May 24 will be able to finalize the presentations. The second stage of the event - an open vote - will be held from May 25 to May 31. Summing up the competition is scheduled for June 3, 2020. In determining the winners will be taken into account as judges and the results of an open vote.
Invest Weekend and Expert Day is a unique opportunity to present your projects to professionals, get useful recommendations and quality feedback. All details about the event can be found at https://grodno.startup-school.by/inwestweekend17. You can also apply for additional information by calling 62 16 30 or +375 44 5926221.
"The Great Patriotic War in the fate of employees of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno": Evgeny Dalidovich
Evgeny Nikolaevich Dalidovich was born on May 20, 1931 in the village of Kornichee, Gressky district, Minsk region.
From May 1943 to June 1945, Yevgeny Dalidovich was a partisan liaison-scout at N. A. Schors unit of the 3rd Minsk partisan brigade named after S. M. Budenny. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree, medals "For Impeccable Service" of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd degrees.
From 1988 to 2003, Yevgeny Nikolayevich Dalidovich worked as a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Law, Process and Criminalistics, was the head of the educational laboratory of technical and forensic tools, deputy dean for academic affairs at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
From the memories:
“My childhood was partisan. Throughout the war, together with my family, we were in the zone of action of the partisan movement in the Pukhovichi, Gres, Slutsky, Starodorozhsky and Kopyl regions. My father knew blacksmithing. In early 1942, the partisans were given the task of organizing an weapon manufactory. Tackling such a difficult matter was entrusted to Nikolai Dalidovich, my father. The location of the workshop was chosen on the outskirts of the village Blaschitniki-1 of the Seletsky village council, now the Pukhovichi district. At the edge of the forest, under the old branchy linden, in the cellar, they had to deploy work. Secretly from the occupation authorities, under cover of night, my father and elder brother Georgy took out blacksmith tools on horse-drawn carts from the Pukhovichi and Pokryshevskaya MTS.
Soon the first weapon arrived, which required a thorough repair, since it was most often taken out of water bodies. They worked day and night.
After that I learned how to make mines and other explosive devices for rail warfare, which were also made in a disguised weapons workshop. Also I helped my father to horseshue.
I remember how in the late summer of 1943 my father worked especially hard, literally falling from his feet from fatigue. The task was to chain more than a hundred homemade saddles for partisans. A hot hearth was installed in the workshop, where it was continuously required to supply charcoal made from solid wood chocks in a specially excavated funnel. The responsibility to keep the hearth hot, as well as lugs was laid on me. As I found out later, saddles were fettered for the 12th Stalin Cavalry Brigade, commanded by Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Tikhomirov.
From May 1943 until the expulsion of the German invaders from our land, I was a liaison at N. A. Schors unit of the 3rd Minsk partisan brigade named after S. M. Budenny. I delivered food and water to the partisan units in combat operations, and carried out other orders from the command. I took the partisans who were wounded and suffering from typhus to a hospital in the village of Zarechye, ferrying them on a ferry across the Ptich River.
... In July 1944, a father from a partisan detachment was called up to the front, where he died in battle in Poland. This was the worst news that I had to go through in my entire life. ”
From the book "The Great Patriotic War in the Fates of the Employees of Yanka Kupala StateUniversity", author-compiler - Andrey Getsevich.
Employees and students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will share their family stories about the Great Patriotic War
Video of the memoirs of Employees and students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno about relatives - participants of the war will be posted on the university website on the eve of Victory Day.
The university action, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, takes place under the name "Kupalists Remember." The project is implemented by the Center of Student Initiatives in conjunction with the Museum of the History of Development of the Yanka Kupala State University.
Employees and students of University, who took part in the action, told in front of video camera about unforgettable events in life of their relatives, whose fate was somehow connected with war. They courageously fought the enemy at the forefront, conducted underground activities, performed feats, helping those who remained at the territory occupied by Nazi invaders. Each story is unique, and memories are passed down from generation to generation. Kupalists remember the exploits of their heroes!
A video with the stories of students and employees of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno about their relatives - participants in the Great Patriotic War - is another attempt to perpetuate the memory of the heroes of that difficult time. The action “Kupalists Remember” is held with the aim of preserving in each family a personal memory of the war, of the valor of people, understanding the heroic experience of their ancestors and restoring the continuity of generations.
Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno joined the republican action “Belarus remembers”
On May 4, university management and staff laid flowers at the monument to the cadets of the border guards who held the defense of Grodno in 1941.
Here, in the summer of 1941, in the tract of Pyshki, the summer camp of the Brest District School of the younger commanding officers of the border troops of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs was located. On June 22-23, 1941, cadets fought with the Nazi invaders on the Neman River and near the village of Grandichi.
University rector Irina Kiturko, as well as employees and students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, honored the dead soldiers and laid flowers at the memorial to commemorate the heroism of the soldiers.
The Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno discussed in on-line mode issues of economics and management of the 21st century
More than 120 people from 12 higher educational institutions of Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan became participants in the student scientific conference “Economics and Management of the 21st Century”.
Traditionally, representatives of the Humanitarian College of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the secondary school No. 35 of Grodno, the gymnasium No. 2 of Soligorsk, the Dubna secondary school, the gymnasium No. 1 of Mosty and the secondary school No.2 of Mosty were involved in the scientific dialogue at the Faculty of Economics and Management.
Within the framework of the forum, which was held in the format of a convention session on the WebEx platform, a round table discussion was held on “Cooperation without borders: economic and informational aspects”. Five sections worked at the conference. These are “International business and marketing”, “Finance and accounting”, “Economics and enterprise management”, “Mathematical and informational support of economic systems” and “The first step in science (for students from institutions of general secondary and secondary special education)”
The organizers note that, thanks to modern technology, a discussion of the reports took place during the round table. This allowed students to successfully test the results of their research in the international scientific community.
The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Marina Karpitskaya, made a welcoming speech. The moderators of the round table were Olga Tsekhan, Head of the Department of Mathematical and Information Support of Economic Systems, and Natalya Grin, Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematical and Information Support of Economic Systems.
In addition, an online quest "The Great Secret" was organized as part of the distance scientific meeting. It was organized by 2nd year students of the specialty "Information Systems and Technologies", headed by Violetta Kveten, chairman of the Student Scientific Society of the Faculty of Economics and Management. According to the results of participation, the winners were awarded souvenirs from the Faculty of Economics and Management. They were a student of the 9th grade of gymnasium No. 1 of Mosty, Anna Dekevich, a 3rd year student of the specialty "Finance and Credit" of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Yanka Kupala State University, Anastasia Goryachko, and a student of the 11th grade of the State Educational Institution "Educational-pedagogical complex nursery-school-secondary school agro-town Lutskovlyany " Victoria Mekeko.
All conference participants received certificates and diplomas as part of the work in sections.
The aim of the scientific conference was to stimulate research and popularize its results, promote scientific communication of representatives of various disciplines, as well as involve potential applicants in a scientific dialogue.
The co-organizers of the conference were the partners of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in the field of scientific cooperation - L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan), Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine), Russian Transport University (Russia), Technical and Humanitarian Academy in Bielsko-Biala (Poland).
Students and creative teams of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno are among the winners and prize-winners of the regional stage of the competition "ART-vacacii - 2020"
Concert programs in video format were presented to the jury by more than 500 students from different universities of Grodno.
Students from Yanka Kupala State University revealed their creative abilities in four groups: “Instrumental genre”, “Theater genre”, “Choreographic”, “Vocal-choral”. Winners and prize winners were named in collective and individual nominations.
So, the “folk” orchestra of Russian folk instruments became the laureate of the first degree in the instrumental genre, performing “Fantasy on the Theme of Michael Blanter’s Songs” under the direction of Anna Zaitseva.
The winner in the category “Choreographic genre” was the consolidated choreographic number “Building a hostel together” with the participation of the «Stu-dance» contemporary choreography team, artistic director Diana Dukhanina, and the Break modern dance choreography collective, artistic director Yuri Kizer.
Two productions of Kupalovsky University were recognized as the best in the nomination “Vocal-choral genre”. This is “A Song about the University” performed by the UniSONG team, supervised by Elena Stelmakh, and the synthesis number “Young Belarus”, which was performed by the UniSONG, «Break», «Stu-dance» teams, as well as cheerleader groups of the Faculty of Philology and Faculty of Economics and Management.
The Old Slavonic rite "Initiation in the youth", which was presented to the jury by the members of the Slavic combat club "Aridan", was recognized as the best in the category "Folklore Theater".
An excerpt from the “Roads of Victory” program, which was demonstrated by the participants in the conversation genre studio “Conference”, was the first in the theater genre.
The best lead singer of the pop music was named a student of the law faculty Gleb Kodentsov, who performed the number “Belaruskie prygazhunі”. The «Uni-ART» fashion theater entered the stage with Gleb, whose participants demonstrated to the jury the design collection “Dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Grodno region ...”. In addition, in the individual nomination “Vocal genre”, student of the philological faculty Olga Vanchuk with the number “Ballad” and students of the faculty of art and design Yana Kucherova and Polina Samoilovich with the number “Wait for me” became laureates of the second degree.
It is worth noting that students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have traditionally reached the heights results in the republican project: Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has won the Grand Prix “ART-Vacancy” three times in 2012, in 2016 and in 2018.
A student from Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno won first place at the V International Olympiad in Logistics
The Olympiad was held in a remote format on the basis of the Volgograd branch of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
In total, 109 people took part in the Olympiad, who needed to answer 30 test questions.
According to the results of the Olympiad, the first place won a 4-year student of the Faculty of Innovative Engineering Technologies, specialty "Transport logistics (automobile transport)" Daria Bogushevich.
In the team struggle, students of the Department of Logistics and Management Methods of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Daria Bogushevich and Eleanora Zanevskaya shared the third place with representatives of the Belarusian National Technical University and the Sevastopol branch of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
New working-outs of the Technopark, online training and early completion of construction work of the hostel (ADDED VIDEO)
The Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko visited the Yanka Kupala State University during a working trip to the Grodno region.
The visit of the Minister of Education of Belarus to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno began with a visit to the construction site of the new hostel of the Yanka Kupala State University on Dubko Street. Here Igor Karpenko visited students' rooms, self-study rooms, a buffet, and other rooms.
Assessing the readiness of the construction, the Minister noted that students will be able to move into the hostel at the end of this summer. It is planned that the facility will be commissioned ahead of schedule.
- «The commissioning of the facility is scheduled for the end of the year. But builders promise that the hostel will be ready by mid-August. It is right. I would like to move students before the start of the school year»,-commented Igor Karpenko.
The new hostel of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is designed for 1030 places and with commissioning it will provide housing for 85% of students of University.
The next point on the route of the working trip of the Minister of Education is Technopark of the Yanka Kupala State University. Here, Igor Karpenko was presented a new production, which was launched a few weeks ago: one of the first in the Republic of Belarus Technopark of Yanka Kupala State University began to produce protective screens for physicians, which are made by laser cutting and 3D printers. Products are in demand. At the moment, the company carries out orders from organizations from all over the region. More than 700 protective screens have already been implemented.
In addition, the Minister was told that this is not the only current development of scientists at University, created on the basis of the Technopark. For testing, the doctors received a splitter for ventilators, which will allow to connect several patients to the same medical device.
Igor Karpenko also visited the construction site of the second stage of the Science and Technology Park, whose total area is more than 6.5 thousand square meters. The new building will accommodate both office and industrial premises, open-space sites, co-working centers, a large conference room equipped with all necessary equipment. Premises are already reserved by some residents.
- «The fact that the university is now actively involved in the development of the Technopark is very important. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is a regional driver in the implementation of the University 3.0 project. The main task of the university now is to pull here other universities, as well as secondary specialized and vocational educational institutions. In addition, it is important to determine the promising areas of applied research, which can form the basis for creating innovative products, developing market conditions, marketing research and well-organized logistics. These are exactly the tasks that technology parks should face today», - said Igor Karpenko.
After visiting the Technopark, the Minister of Education got acquainted with the organization of the educational process of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno using information and communication technologies, as well as forms and methods of monitoring the educational process online. Recall that until May 8, the educational process in connection with the epidemiological situation and in order to ensure safe conditions has been transferred to virtual space.
- «Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has a unique experience in implementing information technologies in the educational process. Activities in this direction have been successfully carried out for many years, and today, in connection with the current situation, is more relevant than ever. We have created all the conditions for conducting classes online. At the same time, preserving the quality of the educational process», - said Irina Kiturko, Rector of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
In addition, during a working trip to Grodno, Igor Karpenko got acquainted with the work of a number of other educational institutions of the city. This is the city gymnasium No. 10 and the Grodno State College of Engineering, Technology and Design, in the workshops of which they sewed protective masks. The Minister of Education talked with the administration of educational institutions and teachers, answering the most pressing questions. They concerned the organization of the educational process in the prevailing epidemiological situation in the country, the timing of centralized testing, the introductory campaign, and much more.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno transferred three thousand rubles to the account of the Grodno regional ambulance station
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno takes part in charity events for doctors.
On April 24, the university handed over a certificate in the amount of 3,000 rubles and a gratitude note to the Grodno Regional Ambulance Station, in which it expressed appreciation to the doctors for their responsible and hard work.
It is worth noting that Yanka Kupala State University is not the first time helping medical staff. So, Technopark takes an active position, where universal protective screens are produced daily, using laser cutting and 3D printing technologies, and they also produce personal protective equipment for physicians. More than 700 protective screens have already been implemented, contracts for the manufacture of more than 2000 pieces have been concluded.
In addition, one hundred protective screens for doctors purchased at the expense of the trade union committees of workers and students of the Yanka Kupala State University, were sent to medical institutions of the regional center. Together with the protective screens, trade union activists - employees and students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno - donated hand sanitizer sprayers to the medical institutions of the city of Grodno for sanitary treatment of hands.
The Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko visits the Yanka Kupala State University
Igor Karpenko has already got acquainted himself with the construction of the new hostel, after which he will visit the Technopark. The Minister will also be told about the educational process at the university using information and communication technologies.
In the Technopark of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Igor Karpenko will talk with residents, the Minister will also be shown the production of protective equipment for medical staff. The working trip of the Minister of Education will end with a visit to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Here Igor Karpenko will get acquainted with the organization of the educational process using ICT and online training.
In the program of the working trip, the Minister of Education Igor Karpenko also visited the gymnasium No. 10 of Grodno, where he was told about the organization of the educational process in the fourth quarter of the 2019/2020 school year. In addition, the Minister was told at the Grodno State College of Engineering, Technology and Design about the organization of the educational process using ICTs and the work of production workshops for sewing protective bandages.
The team of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno takes part in International Programming Seminar «Moscow Pre-Finalist Workshop»
The seminar, which takes place in a remote format from April 18 to 26, brought together 70 teams from 17 countries.
Five teams represent Belarus at online training meeting. These are students from Belarusian State University, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics, Yanka Kupala State University Grodno.
Within the framework of the seminar, participants perform contests - five-hour tasks to solve 10-12 problems. Students also have the opportunity to participate in thematic lectures from leading experts from Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is worth noting that the Moscow Pre-Finalist Workshop seminar is a preparation for the final of the World Programming Championship.
Team Leader, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematical and Information Support of Economic Systems, Yuri Stepin, is sure that such competitions are a very important moment in the professional growth of students:
–Participation in the seminar gives students the opportunity to improve their professional level and evaluate their own potential. In addition, this allows our University to train highly qualified specialists for IT companies.
It is worth noting that students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno achieve high results in the field of computer science and programming, and also take part in various competitions, contests and championships.
The organizer of the seminar “Moscow Pre-Finalist Workshop” is the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The Technopark of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is expanding the production of personal protective equipment for physicians
LLC «LIRA & Co» became the tenth resident of the Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University. The signing of the contract took place on April 22.
The company «LIRA & Co» is involved in the development of tools that can be useful and relevant for the current epidemic in the world. Employees of the enterprise demonstrated two ready-made models of protective equipment; there is one more model in development plans. Today, they all focus on different stages of the fight against coronavirus infection. By the way, the team of developers - specialists from different fields - can work in the digital direction, that is, remotely, without reference to one place.
- We have developed a non-contact reusable respirator. This model does not need to be worn on the face, it completely seals the area around the head. They can be disinfected and used more than once, - says the head of the company Pavel Krivenko.
The team also creates protective suits:
- Our products are thought out to the smallest detail. It looks like an ordinary suit, but we used in it a lot of technological approaches. In addition, to improve the product, we test it. For example, the resuscitator can be in this suit for a very long time, from 6 to 12 hours, therefore, for each type of medical direction, these products are modified and changed.
It is worth noting that LLC «LIRA & Co» is already interacting with several medical organizations, including acting as sponsors.
The Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno organized training using information and communication technologies
More than 900 online lessons are taught daily by teachers at University.
Since the beginning of this week, the classrooms and corridors of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have been unusually quiet: until May 8, the educational process to ensure a safe environment has been transferred to virtual space. Teachers say almost all students “attend” online classes regularly.
“The entire educational process, while maintaining its content and quality of training, has been transferred to the university’s educational portal and organized online,” said Marina Kolotsey, the head of the educational-methodical department of the Yanka Kupala State University. - In order to use widely this form of work in the organization of the educational process, our university has been ready long time ago. The fact is that the educational portal of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has been functioning for more than 10 years. And today it is not only a repository of information, where all the educational and methodological complexes in each discipline are concentrated, but also a convenient platform for communication between teachers and students.
In addition to the educational portal, the university also uses other online platforms for virtual communication between teachers and students: WebEx, Zoom, Skype, as well as social networks. By the way, the schedule of academic disciplines remained unchanged, only some adjustments were made: now, in the schedule opposite each discipline, a virtual platform is indicated instead of the class number, and laboratory classes that require the use of special equipment have been postponed to a later time.
- The university has all the conditions for conducting remote classes. We have both an educational media complex and classrooms in the scientific library, which are convenient for teachers to work with, ”explained Marina Kolotsey. - In addition, if necessary, the university is ready to provide both technical and advisory assistance to those teachers who have difficulty in organizing the educational process in a new format. For all teachers, step-by-step instructions have been prepared, they are posted on the educational portal of the university. These instructions provide detailed instructions on how to give a lecture, practical, seminar or laboratory lesson, as well as how to conduct an online test. Thus, today we have provided technically and methodically all forms of training and knowledge control.
Since the second semester is the time of preparation for term papers and dissertations, the curriculum also provides for consultations both online and offline. At the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, they are sure that the quality of the educational process will not suffer.
“It’s customary for me to conduct lectures in the webinar format,” Natalya Valko, assistant professor of general physics, shares her opinion a few minutes before the start of the next online lecture. - My students are mainly future programmers, and it can be said that they are even more interested in working this way. Now we communicate with students almost continuously.
Student Mikhail, who was present at the lecture of the teacher Natalia Valko, in turn, noted that the content of the training did not change at all. All materials are available, feedback has been established with the teacher, which means that both students and university staff continue to work effectively. Moreover, everyone is trying to get the most out of the situation. So, university employees see a plus, first of all, in the fact that in the next two to three weeks they will be able to increase significantly their level of ownership of information and communication competencies.
Employees and students of Yanka Kupala State University provide assistance to Grodno doctors
One hundred protective screens for physicians, purchased at the expense of the trade union committees of workers and students of Yanka Kupala State University, were sent to medical institutions of the regional center.
The employees of the Emergency Hospital of Grodno, as well as the Grodno Regional Children's Clinical Hospital and the City Clinical Hospital No. 2 of Grodno, have already received protective screens from University. The City Clinical Hospital No. 3 of Grodno is ready to accept assistance from trade union activists of the university. The need in providing with the additional means of protecting from other medical institutions of the regional center is being studied.
“Now we are actively communicating with the representatives of the Grodno Healthcare Trade Union, who help us collect reliable information about which medical institutions lack remedies for physicians,” said Igor Kerget, chairman of the trade union committee of Yanka Kupala State University.
Together with the protective screens, trade union activists - employees and students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno - will give dispensers for hand sanitization to medical institutions in the city of Grodno. As noted in the university trade union committee, Kupalists will continue to provide all possible assistance to physicians in this busy period.