Students of YKSUG take part in the competition for the best essay and photo, organized by the Ministry of Education of China.

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During the solemn meeting, held in Minsk in early September, which brought together more than 100 Belarusian students who participated in the cultural and educational visit to China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Tsui Tsimin declared a competition among students for the best essay and photo.

Among the participants of the competition were two YKSUG students ‑ 2nd year student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Evgenij Demidovich and 4th year student of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism Olga Gracheva, who were lucky to visit China in the framework of educational visit.

Our students should share the impressions and tell about the importance of this trip to their lives. The winner of a competition will have an opportunity to study free of charge in any Chinese higher educational institution on any program – BA, MA, Ph. D.

“At the moment I am in the process of drafting an essay” ‑ said Eugene Demidovich. – “Competition works are to be handed over in mid-October, and the results will be known only at the beginning of December this year. I hope I'm lucky!”

The cultural and educational visit to China took place from July 20 to July 30 this year. During the stay in China more than a hundred Belarusian students, including two representatives of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, visited a number of sights of this eastern country. Among them – Tszyuyyunguan - section of the Great Wall of China, the Centre of Chinese folk culture and crafts, national park "Mount Nyushou", Confucius’s Temple, Nanjing Museum, the residence of the President, a dynasty tomb of Ming, Imperial city, the Center of arts 798, Innovative science and technology park of "Zhongguancun", the Summer palace park and the Olympic Park. In addition, the students were introduced to Beijing, Naynkin, Dunnan, Tsinghua and Henan universities, attended lectures on the Chinese economics, as well as visited holidays and creative evenings, organized by Chinese students.


Students of the YKSUG became laureates and prize-winners of the Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup.

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The Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup 16-17 September 2016 gathered more than 100 participants. Among them were representatives of the YKSUG.

After two days of competition the winners were the student of Faculty of Psychology Yekaterina Kalyuzhnaya and the student of Faculty of Physical Education Ksenia Danilovich. Third place went to student of Faculty of Physical Education Elizabeth Rusanova. The top five also included Julia Trahnevich the student of the Faculty of Law.

Coach of the YKSUG team was the head of sport games department, Faculty of Physical Education Alexander Revokatovich Bardin.

It worth mentioning, that the Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup is one of the first national sports event in the 2016/2017 academic year, where representatives of our alma mater win prizes and show good results.

Representatives of the YKSUG took part in the city day celebration.

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On 17th September Grodno celebrated its 888-anniversary. The participants of the festive events were representatives of the YKSUG.

The academic community of YKSUG students marched in a column and carried the flag of Grodno through the main street of the city. The column was headed by Senior Vice-Rector Irina Fedorovna Kiturko, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Gennady Alekseevich Gachko and Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs Vasili Vasilyevich Senko.


The project "Health Marathon" has started at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (PHOTO REPORT)

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The first event of the project was held on September 13,2016 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The most active students, teachers and staff of our alma mater took part in sports competitions.

Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs has opened the marathon. Vasily Senko noted that YKSUG pays close attention to the development of sport and making priority of a healthy lifestyle. He also wished the participants of the marathon health, maintenance, gambling and fighting, good results, bright emotions and good impression.

The Chairman of the coordination student Council, the 3rd -year student of the faculty of Education, Jana Milyuk, adressed parting words to the participants.

Then the first competition has been started at University stadium. The participants competed in four kinds of sport: relay racing, kettlebell lifting, artistic cycling and playing mini-football.

Best in the mixed relay race 4x400 m were 3rd-year students of the Faculty of Physical culture: Alexander Khilmanovich, Alexey Senko, Andrey Ljubovic and Ian Sloma. The second and the third place also were taken by t students of Faculty of Physical culture, and the fourth place were taken by representatives of the Faculty of Law.

The competition in kettlebell lifting was held in three weight categories. The winners were 1 st-year student of the military faculty Andrey Yushchenko (weight category 75 kg), 1 st-year student of the Faculty of Physical culture Zahar Dmitrichenko (up to 90 kg) and 2nd -year student of the Faculty of Physical culture Arthur Veko (over 90 kg).

In the competition of artistic cycling the winners have been identified both among boys and among girls. They were 5th-year  student of the Military Faculty, Dmitry Tarasov, and the 3rd -year student of  the Faculty of Physical culture, Violetta Chuikova.

There were three teams in the game on mini-football. The best in the competition was the team of men students of the University called "Student club". Second place went to the team "Teachers of University" and the third went to the team called "Swallows of YKSUG , which consists of women students.

The competition ended with rewarding of winners and prize winners.

The next event of "Health Marathon" will be held in the City Day, on September 17. A score of representatives of our alma mater will take part in the orienteering, the "First start".

The project ""Health Marathon"" will last for five years and will end in 2020. During this period Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is planning a number of events. Sporting competition, Sportlandia, walking tours and bike rides, trainings and master-classes, charity events, concerts and flash mobs are among them.

The project designed to develop sustainable values among students for promoting the ideas of healthy lifestyle and health care as an resource of  well-being and success.


Students and teachers of the Faculty of Philology met with the German writer Anna Kushnarova

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The meeting organized by Goethe Institute together with Grodno regional library named after E.F. Karsky was held on September 9, 2016 in the children’s branch of the library.

Participants of the event were students of the first and the second courses of the Faculty of Philology, YKSUG, Associate Professor of department of Romance and Germanic Philology Svetlana Maslennikova and Senior Lecturer of department of Romance and Germanic Philology, lecturer DAAD Maximilian Dener.

During the meeting, the writer (Anna Kushnarova) told some about herself and more focused on her books – "Djihade Paradise" ("Paradise on the road to Allah") and "Junkgirl" ("Heroine"). Guest red out some of the most interesting passages and urged students to read her works entirely. Moreover, the writer raised one of the most pressing issues of our time - terrorism, and noted that many tragic events have served as a motive for writing some of her books.

During the event, students asked the guest questions in the native language of the writer, and at the end of the meeting, took pictures and got Anna Kushnerova’s autographs.

All the news of the Faculty of Philology can be found here.


Students from Jilin University (China) are going to improve their knowledge of Russian language for the next year at YKSUG.


Eight 3rd-year students from Jilin University arrived at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno within international cooperation agreement.

New listeners of the foreign citizens department of Pre-university Training Faculty during the next year will study Russian language and special philological disciplines within the curriculum for the citizens of China. One-year study of Chinese philological students at YKSUG has become a tradition already: students from China have come to the Preparatory Department for foreign citizens for the third time.


Employees of the Science Library of YKSUG obtained experience of information service at libraries of Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland.


Employees of the Science Library of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have finished a two-weeks training at Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland. It has been organized in the context of international technical assistance “Library Network Support Services: modernising libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through library staff development and reforming libraries” by Erasmus+ programme.

During the training employees of the Science Library of YKSUG considered a number of issues, such as introduction into the marketing for librarians, management fundamentals for library staff, information competence and searching skills, innovation online services for the 21st century librarians, availability of the libraries and public services for the disabled students, development strategy of the library fund and English for particular purposes.

“We had run a SWOT-analysis of the Science Library of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and presented the results of it. Together with our colleagues from libraries of higher education institutions of the Republic of Belarus, also participating in this project, we had presented marketing strategy for organizing National Day of Library Literacy in the Republic of Belarus”, told the employees of Science Library of our alma mater.

During the visit to Limerick, the representatives of the YKSUG met the experience of information service at libraries of the Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick University. It’s worth mentioning, that libraries of the higher education institutions in Limerick use RFID systems for automatizing book issuing/return, RFID reader cards, RFID gates.

The training resulted in distributing modules for the further development of study programs. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was given a task to develop e-libraries.


Representatives of the University of Bialystok visited Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno


The Vice-rector for education of the University of Bialystok Wojciech Śleszyński and the Director of the Institute of History and Political Sciences Jan Mieczysław Snopko met with the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Yury Bialykh.

The participants also were the Dean of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism Alexander Nechukhrin and the Head of the Education Internalization Centre Elena Belokoz.

The parties discussed the organization of joint training of students of specialty "History" for the master's program. The representatives of partner universities also talked about the opening of a representative office of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in the University of Bialystok and the implementation of numerous joint programs of cooperation. So, there are the exchange of students, joint research, webinars, projects and curricula between the two faculties of higher educational institutions on a regular basis.

At the end of the meeting Yury Bialykh on behalf of the rector Andrei Karol gave to the rector of the University of Bialystok Robert W. Ciborowski the invitation to visit YKSUG.


Students from the faculty of the economics and management will participate in IX International Economic Forum for Young Scientists “Economics in the eyes of youth”.

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Belarusian State Economic University will gather scientists, businessmen, young researchers, students of universities and colleges for the IX International Economic Forum for Young Scientists “Economics in the eyes of Youth” on 16 and 17 September.

Among the participants of the conference are Karolina Lapko and Semion Sorkin, students from the faculty of economics and management of YKSUG.

They will attend round table “Why be scientists” and talk-show with businessmen and scientists “Between science and practice” during the Forum. Also they are to visit “Thesis: from idea to successful defense”, which will be held by the Republic of Belarus Higher Attestation Committee representatives, BSEU Thesis Defense Board and the Committee of the highest qualification personnel training at BSEU.

Besides, our students will take part in round tables “Accounting and analysis”, “State and law”, “Management, marketing and logistics”, “Social and humanitarian aspects of economic growth”, “Technologies for economics”, “Touristic and sport economics”, “Finance and money circulation”, “Military economics”, “Innovation economics”.

Our students’ papers are going to be included into digest.



YKSUG celebrated Knowledge Day


About 900 students attended solemn ceremony, dedicated to the beginning of study year. The event took place in University Flag Square on 1 September, 2016.

There were honorable guests, as well. This year they were Yuri Senko, State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus Chairman, 3rd rank state counselor of the customs service; Ivan Tikhon, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games prizewinner, honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Belarus and silver medalist of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, YKSUG post-graduate student; Andrey Kovalchuk, Head of the Grodno region Customs; Vladimir Satsyuk, Deputy chief of the Department of Internal Affairs at Regional Executive Committee and Head of Public Security Militia; Valentina Ananyeva, Head of State Institute of Retraining and Qualification Upgrading for the Republic of Belarus customs employees, 1st rank counselor of the customs service; and Oleg Romanov, Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy (Faculty of Pedagogy), Ph. D.

The honorable duty to bring and raise the flag of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was granted to the most outstanding students and post-graduate students of our alma mater, who give luster to our university by their achievements in fields of science and culture not only within Belarus, but also beyond. Among them were Chairmen of Student Coordinating Board and Volunteer Board of students, winners and participants of international Olympiads, sport competitions and beauty contests.

Andrey Korol, the Rector of YKSUG, addressed guests with greeting speech.

“Dear students, lecturers and honor guests, I congratulate you with the Knowledge Day!” said the Rector. “Knowledge might be different. There is knowledge that we get from the ocean of information, which is separated from a human and makes little sense. Such knowledge is not enough valuable, for it is easy to comprehend and, at the same time, easy to lose. But there is knowledge people obtain themselves, as a result of research, projecting or creativity. And that very knowledge is more wide, valuable and qualitative. But the most precious is knowledge, which changes person, breeds new aims and teaches us to analyze information”.

Andrey Korol wished students to be active at study, science and public life, to be creative, to manage their fates themselves. He also wished lecturers patience, good health and positive emotions. Rector also expressed the hope, that this high-day would become a notable event in the life of the University from the point of view of the achievements done and future possibilities.

Afterwards, Andrey Korol presented letters of gratitude to the Ivan Tikhon, silver medalist of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games, to the athletes Pavel Boreysha and Elena Soboleva for their participation in the most prestigious competitions in the world, and also to active students for their public activity in field of culture. Besides, some students were awarded Presidential Scholarships.

Ivan Tikhon, Yuri Senko and Oleg Romanov also wished their best to the students and lecturers of the YKSUG.

Event ended with demonstration performance by honor guard platoon of the Military faculty.



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