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The introductory class for first-year students of degree program «Customs» was held by their future colleagues

The class was held at the administrative building of the Grodno regional customs.

The head of the Grodno regional customs, Andrey Kovalchuk, addressed to the first-year students of the law faculty of Yanka Kupala state university of Grodno. He noted that such unique kind of "step into the profession", acquaintance with customs, customs officials who teach special disciplines at the university, is an important stage in the educational process during preparing future customs specialists.

Students were introduced to customs symbols, the history of customs, its structure and multifunctionality of tasks performed to protect the country's economic interests and ensure the safety of citizens. The first-year students also learned about how dog handlers work at the border. So, labrador Shera under the guidance of its mentor demonstrated the ability of drug searches. Students were also interested in the operational work of customs officers to detect prohibited goods and identify violators.

Employees of the Grodno regional customs take an active part in organizing the educational process for students of degree program "Customs". Professional practitioners conduct classes, as well as excursions to checkpoints, and support students during their internship at the border. Such close cooperation between Yanka Kupala state university of Grodno and the Grodno regional customs facilitates the preparation of qualified specialists in the field of customs.

The electronic publication «Educational portal for teachers and students» was created at Yanka Kupala state university of Grodno

The virtual guide provides all the information about the unified educational platform of the university, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to use it for training and communication. According to the head of the educational and methodological department of Yanka Kupala state university of Grodno, Marina Kolotsey, educational portal was created in 2011 and it is a network platform, a single information resource that contains organizational and all educational materials for each academic discipline that ensure the educational process at the university. In addition, the educational portal of Yanka Kupala state university of Grodno is not just a repository of information, but an effective interactive platform for communication between teachers and students, as well as students among themselves. An electronic publication "Educational portal: to the teacher and student" was created in order to show the numerous opportunities and tools of the educational platform to teachers and students.

The first part of the publication includes recommendations for teachers on how to use the main tools of the portal, in particular, the modules "Lecture", "Task", Forum", "Seminar", "Wiki", "Test", as well as instructions on how to organize distance learning in the format of webinars and video conferences using WebEx, Zoom and Microsoft Teams services. The second part of the electronic manual contains tips and recommendations for students about using educational materials of the educational portal, instructions for participants of remote classes in real time, and information about their personal account. By the way, the electronic publication "Educational portal: for teachers and students" has already been published on the Educational portal, and it is planned to be published in the personal account of each first-year student in the near future.

Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno announced a competition for grants for research and innovation projects

Grants will be allocated from the innovative development foundation, which was formed at the university in December last year.

The competition is open and will take place at the university for the second time. Participants of the competition can be both individual researchers and research teams from among full-time employees of the university, including separate structural divisions, students, undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students, as well as scientific associations of the university students from among student research laboratories and student design bureaus. Materials and information submitted to the project competition must be original and not contain information that explicitly or indirectly violates any obligations of confidentiality of authors or intellectual property rights.

Financial support from the innovative development foundation of Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno can be provided on a competitive basis to employees and students of the university who are working on the realization of innovative projects planned for inclusion in the State program of innovative development of the Republic of Belarus, the realization of export-oriented innovative projects, as well as projects aimed at creating and organizing the activities of small innovative enterprises engaged in commercialization of the results of scientific activities of the university. Employees, students, undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students of the university can apply for grants, whose scientific and innovative activities are aimed at research, design and development works that ensure the creation and production of new products, improved technologies and services new to our Republic and the world economy, as well as the acceleration and realization of innovative projects and developments, ensuring the realization of research results in the production process of enterprises and organizations in the country.

The competition for grants will take place in 3 stages. The first stage starts on September 21 and continues until October 30. During this period, participants must submit an application for the competition, the business project and its feasibility study, as well as the estimated financial costs of the project. Only one application is accepted from each participant. Participants of the competition can provide additional documents to the project, including reference materials related to the implementation of research, development and development work, as well as work on the development and production of new types of goods and services. The subject of projects submitted for the competition must correspond to the list of priority areas of scientific and technical activities and the list of priority areas of scientific research of the Republic of Belarus.

From 2 to 30 November, the examination of the submitted materials will be carried out. During the examination the papers will be evaluated on criteria such as innovation, technological way of introduced technologies and their origins, the planned volume of production of high technology products, commercial and export potential development, the payback period of the project, the reality of the timing of the stages and work in whole, the validity of estimated costs. When selecting projects for funding from the university's innovation development foundation, priority will be given to projects based on technologies of the V and VI technological structures, as well as those that end with the release and sale of innovative products. The selection of projects and summing up of the competition results will take place from December 1 to December 20, 2020.

The competition for grants for research and innovation projects is aimed at creating conditions for supporting the commercialization of scientific results, stimulating research and innovation activities of employees and students of the university, selecting promising research and innovation projects for further assistance in their implementation and promotion, and developing project skills among the participants of the competition, creating conditions for the potential and personal growth of the contest participants and ensuring the realization of the University's development priorities.

The summer sports festival took place at Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno

Sport holiday brought together staff and students of Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno. Irina Kiturko, rector of Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno, welcomed participants, fans and representatives of jury and opened the summer sports festival. – Today we are gathered here in the fresh air to improve our health. And the good weather confirms that, despite the autumn on the calendar, the summer sports Festival takes place on a wonderful warm day, – told Irina Kiturko all participants. - I wish all athletes good luck, and fans do not spare their applause, actively supporting the participants of the competition! Each person could take part in the summer sports festival. Employees and students of Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno competed in such disciplines as long jumpsl, forward bends, jogging, chin-ups and abs-exercises. A pleasant bonus for sports and active residents of Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno – participants and fans of the festival – was a tea party, which complemented the sport event.

The campaign for settling to hostels starts at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on August 28

The campaign for settling to hostels of first-year students will last from August 28 to August 31. In order not to lose the right of accommodation in the hostel for 2020-2021 academic years, students need to address for the direction on the settlement, to have a medical check-up and check in a hostel no later than September 5.
Kupala residents will be informed about time and place as well as rules of living in a hostel remotely, using information technology.
Besides, moving to the hostel, students will be instructed on fire safety rules and will study the internal regulations of the hostel.
It should be noted that today the campus includes five hostels in Dovatora St., 27, BLK St., 3; Proletarskaya St., 16 and in Limoges St., 27/1. More than 2000 students live there. The opening of the sixth hostel in Dubko Street will become one of the most expected events of the beginning of academic year. The modern 13-storey hostel will open doors for 1030 students.

The appeal of the rector to students, graduates, employees and veterans of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Students, teachers, employees, graduates and veterans of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno!
Today each of us is not indifferent to the events which are taking place in Belarus, which many years is the peaceful, quiet and hospitable country.
Only together, in constructive dialogue, respecting opinion of each other, we can solve problems. In this hard time let's listen and hear each other without aggression and violence.
Showing wisdom, prudence and humanity, it is possible to resolve all the questions brought up by society in a peaceful manner. The university values each student and will always give necessary support.
It’s quite a few days left before a new academic year starts. We will begin it with a big Kupala family, keeping our corporate values and human qualities!

At Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno the thousandth applicant was honored, who took advantage of the opportunities of digital admission committee

The future primary school teacher Polina Puchko noted that thanks to electronic registration, the procedure for submitting documents turned out to be quick and convenience.
The girl came to Grodno from Ivye District. She said that she had decided long ago with the choice of a specialty as well as the institution of higher education in which she would like to study.
- I really like Grodno very much, so, I decided to enter Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. I enter pedagogical faculty and my future specialty is primary education. The fact is that I enjoy working with children. I’ve got a younger sister who is still in elementary school and I enjoy studying with her.
The girl was given a symbolic gift and wished her success in enrolling.
Executive secretary of the admission committee, dean of the pre-university training faculty of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Irina Korlukova expressed confidence that Polina would not be disappointed in her choice.
Electronic registration of applicants in digital admission office of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is an innovation of this year. According to the preliminary data, more than 70% of applicants have already used the opportunity to register on the electronic service.
The digital admission office will continue to operate in Kupala University until the completion of the admission campaign. Before bringing the originals of documents to the admission office, applicants are advised to register on the abit.by website.
You can also go through electronic registration procedure and submit documents to the digital admission office using the phone. Service is also available in a mobile version.

Students of Yanka Kupala State University are given discounts on tuition fees for the 2020-2021 academic year

Kupala University held a meeting of the commission on providing discounts from the formed tuition fee to students who study on a paid basis.

Every year, the number of Kupala residents who receive discounts on tuition fees increases. So, in 2018, Yanka Kupala State University reduced the final tuition fee for 90 students, and in 2019 – for 130 students. In 2020, 167 people received discounts on tuition fees. Of these, 130 - for high performance in educational, research activities and active participation in public life, 37 – on social grounds.

In the new academic year, 119 University students will benefit from a 40% discount. In 2019, there were 99 people, in 2018- 71 person. The maximum discount in tuition fees (60%) this year the u niversity will provide 47 Kupala residents. This is 1.5 times more than in 2019 (30 people), and 2.5 times more than in 2018 (19 people). A discount of 20% will be the cost of education for one student in 2020.

Students and teachers of the Faculty of Philology of Yanka Kupala State University held a charity event “Learning together”

During the campaign, Kupala residents visited the State Centre for Correctional and Developmental Training and Rehabilitation.

By the beginning of the school year, students and teachers of the Department of English Philology of the Faculty of Philology handed over school supplies to the children and wished them easy and successful studies.

The attention and work of Kupala University’s volunteers were awarded with gratitude "For their work and participation in the life of the Central Committee of the City of Grodno, caring attitude to children with disabilities".

Students of Yanka Kupala State University are invited to become volunteers

Representatives of all faculties of Kupala University can join the activities of the Volunteer centre.

It is easy to become a volunteer: to do this, you need to contact the Chairman of the Volunteer group or the Deputy Dean for Ideological and Educational work at your faculty, then decide on the direction of volunteer activity and sign up for a volunteer group.

Among the major types of volunteer activities that are implemented at the university, to help children with disabilities, orphans and children left without parental care, to help seriously ill people, voluntary assistance to residential institutions in the city of Grodno and the region, assistance to war veterans and lonely elderly people, homeless animals, protection of environment, promotion of healthy lifestyle among young people and participation in cultural, sporting and other public events.

The volunteer movement is a voluntary activity carried out on a free basis and aimed at developing a sense of mutual assistance among young people, as well as introducing them to a healthy lifestyle. For more information about the activities of the Yanka Kupala State University Volunteer centre, please contact office 308 of the main building of the university or call (0152) 744387.

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