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"The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno": Fedor Botyan

Fedor Denisovich Botyan was born on April 17, 1903 in Andriyanovo village, Orsha district, Mogilev province.
In 1941, during the evacuation from Bialystok, Fedor Botyan was surrounded near Yaroshevichi village in Pruzhansky district of the Brest region. He lived with a local doctor and worked as a laborer.
On July 20, 1943, he joined the Kirov partisan detachment of the Brest partisan unit, where he remained until the liberation of the territory by the Red Army.
From 1944 to 1945, Fedor Botyan worked as the Deputy Director of Grodno Pedagogical Institute.

From the book "The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University", author-compiler - Andrey Getsevich.

The enterprise created by a student  from Yanka Kupala State University became the eighth resident of the Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University

The company will develop websites and provide services in the IT industry.
The corresponding agreement was signed by Alexander Vasilevich, Director of the Science and Technology Park, and Pavel Romanets, a student of the faculty of mathematics and informatics at Yanka Kupala State University. His company plans to develop software that will help more effectively organize activities in industries such as education and medicine.
– I have a long-standing desire to create my own company. And despite the fact that I am only in my second year, I decided to try my hand. Especially as our University provides excellent opportunities for development. I hope that I will be able to successfully combine work with study, because it is equally important for me to master the knowledge that is given at the University, to adopt the rich experience accumulated by teachers, and at the same time to quickly use the knowledge in practice. – said Pavel Romanets.
A sophomore student, Pavel Romanets, had an idea for a business all of a sudden.
As the head of the study group, he decided to simplify the process of communication between students and teachers in the University environment. As a result, Pavel has created a special software for elders, which he is currently testing and plans to offer soon for use in all educational groups of the University. In the process of developing an application for students, Pavel Romanets decided that the creation of such IT services could be widely demanded both in the education industry and in medicine. It is these two areas that the resident company of the Technopark, created by our student, plans to rely on in the near future.
Residents of Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University can count on various preferences: low rent, tax benefits, as well as the opportunity to get complete and timely information from competent lawyers, economists and other specialists, whose help is especially needed by young businessmen.

The Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University has started production of multipurpose protective screens for doctors

Hundreds of protective screens, which are created using 3D printers of the Science and Technology Park, are planned to be sent to region hospitals.
Just a few days ago, a trial copy was printed in the Science and Technology Park, the effectiveness of which has already been evaluated by doctors.
– At the moment, about 30 multipurpose protective screens are ready. There are already applications for the production of 740 copies, – said Alexander Vasilevich, the director of the Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University – since 3D printing is not designed for mass production, within a month we will be able to print no more than a thousand of these protective screens. But even this is a significant help for our medical industry now. It takes us three hours to create a single protective screen. But we continue to optimize the process and reduce production time. The first protective screens created in our Science and Technology Park will be sent to those medical institutions in the region that feel the greatest need to purchase additional personal protective equipment for doctors.
This is a social project for the the Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University: multipurpose protective screens are sold at cost price. Screens are made of high-quality belarusian plastic. At the moment, all four 3D printers of the Science and Technology Park are used exclusively to help provide the region's medical industry with the necessary protective equipment.

The IV Open contest of students' start-up projects "InNaStart" is declared in Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Everyone who has ideas for innovative start-up projects in various industries and spheres of activity is invited to participate.
The competition is held to support innovative business ideas of students and encourage young people to create innovations and offer original products, technologies, goods and services.
The competition "InNaStart" this year will be held in four stages. The first stage-preparatory training-will begin today, April 6, and will last until May 18. The arrangers will tell participants how to develop a project idea and business model of the project, select a team, present the work, as well as the topics of training will be project financing, marketing and possible risks.
During the second stage, participants will have to register their projects on the competition's web page until May 11.
During the third stage the jury will evaluate the registered projects for participation in the final stage of the competition. The project's innovation, relevance and importance, feasibility in practice and availability of a sound business model will be taken into account.
"InNaStart" will end with "the Start-up battle". Finalists will present their projects, participate in master classes, and 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", "The best start-up project – PRODUCT", "The best start-up project – SERVICE", "The best start-up project-SOCIAL INNOVATION".
The winners and prize-winners of the IV Open competition of student start-up projects "InNaStart" will receive prizes, a certificate for free consulting in the Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University, and the opportunity to use its infrastructure and services.
Also, according to the organizers, the competition results can determine the best project for the Grand Prix in the form of a grant to create a start-up-resident of the Science and Technology Park with the volume and sources of funding determined on the basis of a reasonable business plan in accordance with the established procedure.
Additional information about the competition: +375 152 742975, +375 29 5873429 (Opekun Elena Vladimirovna).

"The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno": Irina Bogdanova

Irina Nikolaevna Bogdanova was born in 1912 in Poltava province. In 1940, she graduated from high school. Then Irina Bogdanova was sent to teacher training courses in Western Ukraine. Before the war, she worked as a primary school teacher in Vyshkov village in Vygotsky district of Stanislavsky region.
After the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Irina Nikolaevna Bogdanova was evacuated to Elista, The Kalmyk ASSR, worked as the head of the library at Kalmyk Pedagogical Institute. From may 1942 to 1945, she was conscripted into the Soviet Navy. She worked as a librarian at the Grodno pedagogical Institute until 1947.

From the book "The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University", author-compiler - Andrey Getsevich.

"The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno": Nikifor Bespamyatnikh

 

Nikifor Dmitrievich Bespamyatnykh was born on April 23, 1910 in Sarafanovo village, Irbitsky uyezd, Perm province. He studied at the Urals, first in Pokrovsk school, and then in Alapaevsk high school. At the same time, he worked at a metallurgical plant.
In 1933, Nikifor Bespamyatnykh graduated from Perm University and there became PhD student at the Department of mathematics. In 1936-1937, he taught at Blagoveshchensk Agricultural and Pedagogical Institute, and from 1938 to 1941- at Belarusian Polytechnic Institute.
During the Great Patriotic War, Nikifor Dmitrievich Bespamyatnykh participated in the battles for the liberation of Belarus, Poland, and fought in East Prussia. Awarded the medal "For military merit" (1945), the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class (1985).
After demobilization, Nikifor Bespamyatnykh was sent by the Ministry of Education of Belarus to Grodno Pedagogical Institute. Since 1945, he worked as a senior teacher of the Department of geometry and methods of teaching mathematics, the head of the Department of elementary mathematics. Nikifor Dmitrievich Bespamyatnykh - PhD in Education, author of more than 90 scientific and methodological works.
From the book "The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University", author-compiler - Andrey Getsevich.

"The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno": Sergey Berkner


Sergey Samuilovich Berkner was born on May 16, 1923 in Bialystok. In 1942 he joined the underground anti-fascist organization in the Bialystok ghetto. In 1943, he joined the partisan group "Forward", was a spy for the staff of the Konstanty Kalinowski brigade. Sergey Berkner awarded the Order of Patriotic War 2nd class (1985), medals "Partisan of the Patriotic War" 1st class, "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945".
Since 1945, Sergey Samuilovich Berkner worked as a fitter at Grodno Pedagogical Institute. In 1949, he graduated from the English Department of the faculty of foreign languages of our University, and since 1951 worked as a teacher of the Department of English in Ulyanovsk. Since 1962, Sergey Berkner has been a Professor at the Department of English at Voronezh State Pedagogical University. Doctor of Philology, Professor, Sergey Berkner wrote a memoir-historical book "The Life and struggle of the Bialystok ghetto".
From the memoirs:
"At my father's insistence, I was smuggled over the ghetto fence to a partisan unit in the forest. Other prisoners saw this as madness and a deadly risk. Many then believed that somehow they would survive the ghetto, that the Germans sent people from here not to the furnaces, but "to work".
But my father already saw how it would end soon. So he didn't just give me life once-he gave me fate. The partisan resistance itself was a chance to survive. I survived. I met my future wife in the group. And my father died in a concentration camp, where all the inhabitants of the ghetto – children, old men, and women-were taken from the Bialystok freight station. But first he and other underground workers started an uprising in the ghetto. It was an act of dignified death. By the way, they were secretly helped by some of the Germans. We had a friend, the German social Democrat and anti-fascist Arthur Villa Sade. In Bialystok he was officially in charge of the textile mill. Before I left the ghetto for the partisans, I met with Sade. He gave me a Belgian carbine. Already being in the partisans, I appreciated the gift-we had weapons worth their weight in gold.
Before joining the Red Army, more than half of the detachment died. The rest lived in dugouts. Food for themselves was obtained in the villages or captured the German wagon train. Mainly engaged in sabotage in the German rear and helped Soviet prisoners of war.
Not far from our deployment was a small camp for Soviet prisoners of war. We killed the German guards and released 50 people. Exactly half of them went to us as partisans."
From the book "The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University", author-compiler - Andrey Getsevich.

Yanka Kupala State University published a publication about the fate of University employees during the Great Patriotic War

 

Andrey Gecevich, a PhD in History, Associate Professor is the author of the book, which is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Yanka Kupala State University and the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
As the author of the book "The Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University" noted, the preparation of the anniversary edition is a tribute to the people who defended the independence of their native land 75 years ago. The book contains memoirs of employees and documentary evidence of participants in the war, who in peacetime were rectors, deans of faculties, heads of departments, teachers, employees of departments, library, economic divisions of the University, commandants of dormitories.
One publication contains information about more than 90 University employees who passed the hardships of the war years. They fought on the main fronts of the Patriotic War, partisanized, saved lives in the besieged Leningrad, and also took part in the war with Japan, Finland. Some lived in territories temporarily occupied by the enemy and joined the Кed Army during the last period of the war. There are also young prisoners of German concentration camps among the heroes of the book, who went through hard trials at a young age, found the strength for creative work in peacetime, became teachers and worked for many years in Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
The author has done a lot of work with documentary sources. The book includes autobiographical data, information from award documents, as well as preserved memories of not only the characters themselves, but also their close relatives, colleagues, students, and coworkers. The anniversary scientific publication is addressed to a wide range of readers, first of all, pupils and students, all who are interested in the history of their native country and Yanka Kupala State University.
We plan to tell about the fate of employees of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno during the Great Patriotic War every day on the University's website. As part of a special section dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, publications about the heroes of the book by Andrey Gecevich "the Great Patriotic War in the lives of employees of Yanka Kupala State University" will regularly appear.

Teachers of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno are actively mastering distance learning technologies

A program of professional development of teachers “University of Educational Innovations: Distance Learning Technologies” was launched at Kupala University.

The program of full-time distance courses includes classes during which teachers and faculty specialists will be shown successful and promising methods of distance learning, as well as projects for creating and using distance courses.
According to the head of the Educational and Methodological Department of the Yanka Kupala State University Marina Kolotsei, distance education technologies have become firmly established in the educational practice of preparing students in most of the University's specialties. Elements of the distance learning model have been most successfully tested by University teachers in mixed and heuristic learning. Very often, classes begin in the classroom and continue in a network form, or, conversely, the interaction of teachers and students begins in a virtual space and flows smoothly into live communication at lectures and practical classes. Classical forms of the educational process are flexibly transformed, modified, become more practice-oriented and in demand by students.
In the classroom, students learn and test options for organizing and conducting online lectures, ways to create interactive learning elements in the Moodle system, get acquainted with the author's methodology for organizing distance learning activities of students using Google services, get practical experience in creating interactive video tasks, learn to use the case method in working with students in remote form, master the technology of conducting heuristic Internet classes, develop sets of computer tests.
During the course, students will act as both teachers and students. Teachers will work on two different platforms — the teacher's and the student's. The new methodological technique will help students not only master their own digital space, but also evaluate the possibilities of students' digital space.
The course program is designed for eight classes, which will be held in March-April 2020 in organizational form. The result of the students' work will be electronic interactive educational and methodological complexes for students.
Among the moderators of the courses are Marina Kolotsey, head of the Educational and Methodical Department, Anatoly Bogdevich, head of the Educational Department at EMM, Svetlana Gonchar, head of the Foreign Languages Department, Lee Jeong-gu, head of the International Business and Marketing Department, Oleg Kolyago, head of the Educational Innovations laboratory, and director of the Grodno State Educational Institution “Lyceum No. 1”, Igor Maslov.

The Ministry of Education of Belarus has set the lower threshold of marks for CT-2020

The Ministry of Education has determined marks that are considered unsatisfactory based on the results of centralized testing, which is stipulated by the Ministry’s resolution No. 16 of March 3, 2020, published on the National Legal Internet Portal.

For Belarusian or Russian languages marks from 0 to 9 points (inclusive) will be considered unsatisfactory, for Philology specialties — from 0 to 24.
For the first subject of the profile test – mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology – marks from 0 to 19 points are equated to unsatisfactory (inclusive). The lower threshold value of marks in the history of Belarus, world history (recent times), social studies, geography, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese) is set at a level from 0 to 24 points (inclusive).
With regard to the second subject of a profile test, in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology marks from 0 to 9 points (inclusive) will be considered unsatisfactory, in the history of Belarus, world history (modern times), geography, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese) — from 0 to 14 points (inclusive).
At the same time, marks from 0 to 6 points will be considered unsatisfactory when enrolling in security universities subordinate to the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Emergencies and the State Border Committee. Also, these thresholds will affect military faculties, specialties “production, storage and processing of crop products”, “livestock, fish farming, beekeeping”, “rural construction and land improvement”, “land reclamation and water management”, “agricultural engineering”. Also, these subjects include Belarusian or Russian languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history of Belarus, world history (modern times), social studies, geography, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese). The lower threshold value of marks was the same for CT-2019.
According to BelTA

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