Scientists of the Pecs University (Hungary) visited the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno


Hungarian scientists from the Pecs University historian and Professor Tamas Molnar, historian and medic, associate professor Zolt Molnar, and First Secretary of the Hungarian Embassy in the Republic of Belarus Peter Chomor came to Grodno to discuss the life and activities of the ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Grand Duchy of Lithuania Stefan Batoria in our city.

The interest of Hungarian scientists in the personality of this monarch is not accidental. The brothers Tamas and Zolt Manar are studying the causes of the death of Stefan Batory, who came from a noble Hungarian clan, and are completing a book outlining the results of their research. Scientists of the Pecs University are trying to reveal one of the most mysterious and at one time covered with a multitude of rumors of secrets of Hungarian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, and in general European history, which has not been fully solved for the fifth century. Hungarian researchers specially arrived in Grodno to see our city, where the monarch spent his last days, where his body was anatomized (by the way, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth) and was buried. The Manar brothers wanted to plunge into the historical aura of Grodno, to feel the spirit of those events.

- Stefan Batory loved Grodno, considered him to be the foremost city "both for temporary residence and for eternal rest", bequeathed himself here to bury, which was carried out in Fara Vitovta, which stood on the present Soviet Square. Later, the coffin with the King's body was transported to Krakow and buried in the Wawel Cathedral where almost all Polish kings were buried, "said Svetlana Morozova, historian of the history of Belarus, archeology and special historical disciplines at the meeting with the guests. Her research asset has a story about the circumstances of the disease, the versions of the causes of Stefan Batory's death and scientific attempts to uncover this mystery of history.
There are several versions of the death of the king. Basic: natural death and poisoning. On the one hand, it is known that Stefan Batory had illnesses known only to his doctors, although at all he made the impression of a strong and healthy man. Nevertheless, scientists do not rule out the fact that the influential prince could have been poisoned by one of his associates.
- Stefan Batory, living in Grodno, had ambitious plans for "reshaping" the map of Europe. Here, in his thoughts, he tried on the cap of Monomakh, conducted intensive correspondence and diplomatic preparation of the campaign against Turkey through Moscow. Therefore, the king had enemies on the international scene. And his sudden death gave rise to rumors of murder. We have here a case where the life of the monarch, in addition, is also a political value
, "Svetlana Morozova added.

After the conversation, the guests visited the so-called Batoryevka, now - one of the buildings of Grodno State Medical University, where the anatomical exposition "Grodno Kunstkamera" is located. In the walls of this building on December 15, 1585 anatomization of the body of Batory was made to find out the cause of his death.

- We want to say that in recent years interest in Belarus has been growing in Europe, not only tourism, but also scientific. After all, very important events took place on the Belarusian lands, which influenced the geopolitical state of Europe. In addition, we have a common history that unites Hungary and Belarus, Hungary and Grodno. And Grodno is really an interesting city, it is understandable why Stefan Batory was so fond of him, - the brothers Tamas and Zolt Manar shared.

The historical atmosphere of our city, new interesting facts and detailed details of the puzzle of the death of the king will be reflected in the book of Hungarian scientists, which will be published in Russian and English and will become a fundamental study of this problem. The copy of the publication they plan to transfer to the scientific library of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Associate Professor of the Department of Technology, Physiology and Food Hygiene of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Aksana Paulava took part in the Belarusian-Pakistan Forum of Young Scientists


The forum was organized on the basis of the Institute of Information Technologies with the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences in Islamabad.

From the Belarusian side young scientists from the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Center for Materials Science, as well as the leading higher educational institutions of the country took a part in the event. Among the participants there is an associate professor of the Department of Technology, Physiology and Hygiene of the Food of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Aksana Paulava. According to the representative of our university, the forum made it possible to get acquainted with the latest achievements in the field of scientific research, exchange knowledge and experience in the field of training highly qualified personnel, discuss promising areas of cooperation in the field of nanobiotechnology, as well as academic mobility and postgraduate education programs.

- Within the framework of the forum, we learned about the innovative achievements of researchers of the Institute of Information Technologies in the field of computer technology, electrical engineering, biological sciences and physics, - Aksana Paulava shared. - In the section of biological sciences and physics I presented the report "The process of obtaining chitosan from micellar fungi of the species Aspergillus", and then presented the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, told colleagues about the university's academic activity and its scientific potential, invited them to cooperate.

One of the main venues of the forum was the XV International Conference "Information Technology Boundaries", during which the Belarusian delegates got acquainted with innovative developments in the field of information technologies and visited the exhibition of student scientific developments.

Significant was the visit of Belarusian delegates to the Institute of Information Technology, the leading institution of higher education in Pakistan.

- During the visit to the Institute, a meeting was held with the rector and heads of structural units, as well as a tour of the laboratories of the departments of computer science, electrical engineering, biological sciences, nanotechnology and physics. During the meeting with the representatives of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, it was possible to discuss the prospects for cooperation between our faculties in the field of biotechnology, " - Aksana Paulava said.

The main result of the Belarusian-Pakistan forum was an agreement between scientists of the two countries on holding the Second Belarusian-Pakistani agricultural forum. It is planned that the event will be held during the international exhibition "Belagro-2018" in June this year.

Tatsiana Cherkes, senior teacher of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, shared the experience of teaching Russian as a foreign language for colleagues from Gdansk University


In the framework of the agreement on international cooperation between the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and the Department of Communication Pragmatics and Linguodidactics of the Institute of Russian and Oriental Studies at Gdańsk University, Tatsiana Cherkes completed a two-month internship at Gdansk University.

Tatsiana Cherkes worked in the groups of students of the initial and advanced stages of teaching on the departments of Russian philology and oriental studies at the Polish University, where she shared her experience of teaching the Russian language. She also took part in the scientific and methodological seminar of the Department of Communication Pragmatics and Linguodidactics, perfomede with an analysis of the peculiarities in teaching Russian as a foreign language in Gdańsk and Grodno universities. During the conversation with the staff of the department Tatyana Cherkes told about the possibilities of the courses for teachers named "Innovations in teaching Russian as a foreign language", which for the first time were organized in YKSUG in August 2017.

At the meetings with the students of the University of Gdansk, Tatsiana Cherkes presented the opportunities of the winter and summer schools of the Russian language, initiated and organized by the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens for three years, and also answered questions from Polish students.



The agreement on international cooperation of the Department of Communication Pragmatics and Linguodidactics of the Institute of Russian and Oriental Studies at the University of Gdańsk and the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of the Yanka Kupala State University were signed in 2015. Within the framework of the agreement, the representatives of the departments publish collective monographs and scientific articles. Employees of Gdansk and Grodno universities are taking part in scientific conferences in Belarus and Poland, and students of the Polish University since 2015 actively participate in the Summer School of the Russian Language. During the course of 2017, 6 teachers of the Institute of Russian and Oriental Studies from the University of Gdańsk were trained at the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign citizens, and four became listeners of the courses "Innovations in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language."

To share the experience of organizing international scientific traineeships in the distance format among partner universities is planned at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Yanka Kupala State University


Modern information technologies and accumulated experience of conducting international scientific internships for teachers and masters from Kazakhstan and Lithuania gave possibility to the leadership of the Faculty of Economics and Management of Grodno University to offer Polish colleagues from the University of Bialystok an innovative approach to organizing scientific internships at the Department of International Business and Marketing

Representatives of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the partner university professor Urszula Golashewska-Kaczan and assistants Anna Buslowska, Agnieszka Zawlewska-Boczenko and Anna Gzes are on their traineeship in distance form.

At the full-time stage, the Polish colleagues studied the accumulated experience of scientific and methodical activity of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, discussed issues of international cooperation in the preparation of joint project applications, identified prospects for joint research, and exchanged experience in the use of innovative educational technologies in the educational process.

Colleagues from Poland met with the head of the Educational and Methodological Department Marina Kalatsey and the dean of the faculty Marina Karpitskaya. During the talks, the parties discussed issues related to the possibility of expanding the academic mobility of students, the passage of scientific internships by masters and professors of the University in Białystok. Also, the guests were presented with the experience of the Coordination Council of the Faculty of Economics and Management in the field of practical student-centered instruction.

The next stage of the traineeship will take place in the correspondence format. It is planned to organize webinars and round tables, to start collecting and analyzing data for the preparation of joint publications, to conduct scientific consultations of professors of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The probation will end with meetings and round tables, where colleagues will discuss the results of the work and present joint publications in university editions.

The faculty notes that such an experience of organization of international traineeships is going to be distributed among other partner universities.

Foreign students from Turkmenistan took part in the study-educational tour "The system of higher education in Germany and France in the European educational space"


For the first time, the Center of Internationalization of Education at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, together with the Center of International Relations of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, organized a study-educational tour "The System of Higher Education in Germany and France in the European Educational Space".

The delegation of YKSUG included 9 students and specialist of the International Students and Academic Mobility Office Geldi Bayrammyradov.

During the tour students visited the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Paris, got acquainted with the history, work and functioning of educational institutions, listened to lectures, visited practical seminars, excursions and practice-oriented classes in factories, manufactories and museums. Besides educational events, a cultural-educational program was organized for the students in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague.

As a result of the trip, all participants of the educational tour received certificates.

- It was a very important experience - to get acquainted with the education system and universities of European countries. I dreamed of visiting such cities as Berlin and Paris, and I am very glad that my dream have came true thanks to our university, - shared a 5th year student of the Faculty of Philology Jennet Mamedova.

YKSUG holds Russian Language Winter School for the 3rd time

8 visitors froma abroad are going to be improving the knowledge of the Russian Language since February 4 till February 17.

For the new knowledge and practice of the language, students from the Institute of Russian Studies of Gdansk University will come to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno with whom long-standing contractual relations have been established at the Department of Language training of Belarusian and foreign citizens of the Faculty of pre-university training. Among the participants is a student from Germany and a graduate student from Italy who took part in the Summer School of the Russian Language in 2015. The second time, a student from Poland, who was also a participant of the Summer School of 2015, will come as a volunteer.

Foreign guests will attend lectures on the history and culture of Belarus, classes "Karaoke in Russian", culinary classes "Belarusian cuisine", excursions in Grodno with a visit to one of the enterprises of the city, a trip to the capital of Belarus, master classes and film schools. In addition, daily foreigners will be able to practice Russian with students of Grodno University.

Upon completion of the project, foreign students will receive a certificate of the participant of the Winter School of the Russian Language at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Let it be reminded that for the first time the Russian Language Winter School was held in 2016. The project is a continuation of the Russian Language Summer School, which was first organized in 2015. Currently, the Summer and Winter Schools are successfully operating at the Kupala University and annually gather dozens of foreigners wishing to learn Russian and get acquainted with the unique culture, traditions, nature and architecture of Belarus. The initiator and organizer of the project is the Department of Language training of Belarusian and foreign citizens of the Faculty of pre-university training.

Students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have fulfilled the New Year wishes of the pupils of the Vasilishkivsky care home

Within the framework of the republican charity event "Our Children", a New Year's party at the boarding school was visited by the leadership and students of GRSU.

Congratulating everyone on the upcoming holidays, Rector Irina Kyturko noted that the representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno traditionally come to the Vasilishki boarding school for disabled children with special physical and psychological development on the eve of the New Year and Christmas to congratulate the children. Irina Kyturko wished the pupils and the administration of the institution of happiness, goodness and fulfillment of desires in 2018. As a New Year gift from the Grodno State University, the rector bought a certificate to strengthen the material and technical base of the institution, as well as a number of other pleasant prizes.

The representatives of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Biology and Ecology presented themselves as real fairy magicians. The students of Grodno State University red all the letters (there were more than a hundred), which were addressed by the children of the institution to Santa, and also they prepared the coveted gifts for the children. In addition, students and teachers of the faculties of pre-university training, mathematics and computer science, history, communication and tourism, the Faculty of Psychology and the Faculty of Education received sweet prizes for the charity Christmas and New Year gatherings.

The administration of the care home for handicapped children with special psychophysical development thanked the representatives of Grodno University for their cooperation, sensitivity and ability to empathize, the ability and desire to support those who need help.

Andrei Lobovich, the first Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Alina Voroniuk, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Employment and Social Protection of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee - Head of the Pension and Benefit Administration, as well as representatives of local authorities, public organizations and NGOs came to congratulate the students on the New Year. Givinging the presents, the adults together with the children danced in a round sang New Year's songs and exchanged wishes of good and luck in the new 2018 year.


Christmas meetings took place at the Faculty of Philology of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The pre-holiday events, which are traditionally held by the Department of Polish Philology of the Philological Faculty, was visited by , Yaroslav Ksenez, the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Grodno.

Students, participants of the civil-patriotic project "Living History", prepared a program in which everyone could demonstrate the skill of mastering an artistic word. GRSU students connected live music with a literary and historical excursion "Journey on the eve of Christmas", recitation of poems and singing of Christmas songs, which, incidentally, was performed not only by the students themselves, but also by students of language courses for people of retirement age at the Center for Social Services of the Population of Oktyabrsky District Grodno. By the way, for many years the course of the Polish language for elderly Grodno students is conducted by Elena Antonevich, the student of the philological faculty.

- Christmas holidays carry an unusually powerful life-affirming beginning, when people's hearts are filled with kindness. Christmas – as the great day of the whole Christian world - has long been accompanied by colorful folk customs. This is one of the main family holidays. Within the prefeast and afterfeast, the holiday of the Nativity of Christ lasts for twelve days and, undoubtedly, is filled with our kind wishes, charitable actions, attentive attitude to children and people of advanced age, - Olga Pan'kova, assistant professor,  the head of the civil-patriotic project "Live History", noted.

At the meeting, the participants of this project recalled the charity work of Eliza Ozheshko: a participant of the civil and patriotic project "Living History" in the image of an outstanding writer of the Prinemansky Part held a quiz "Traditions and Symbols of the Christmas Eve".

Yaroslav Ksenez , Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Grodno drew the attention of all participants to the unique atmosphere of the Christmas holidays, forcing people to become kinder and lighter.

"In the world of everyday worries, Christmas Eve unites us together and allows us to look at each other more closely, because it is impossible to express wishes in haste, without looking closely at dear people's eyes,"- the head of the Polish diplomatic corps in Grodno stressed.

Inna Lisovskaya, the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, noted the special importance of the profession of teachers, tutors, educators, who work with young people, and also expressed gratitude to the students who prepared an interesting, rich program.

Symbolically, on the eve of the great Christian holiday, Father Viktor Bokhan, priest of the parish of the Most Holy Redeemer and archpriest Vladimir Borisevich, clergyman of the Holy Protection Cathedral, attended the meeting. Priests of both faiths pointed to the spiritual essence of the Nativity of Christ and the significance of genuine, enduring values, moral guidelines in the life of modern man.

Evgeny Pankov, associate Professor, Head of the Department of Polish Philology, in the final word-congratulation wished goods and joy to colleagues, students and their relatives.

The conference of the labor collective took place in the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University

The issues of the implementation of the Collective Agreement at the Yanka Kupala State University in Grodno following the results of 2017, changes and additions to the Collective Agreement and its annexes for 2018, as well as issues related to the activities of the university, were considered during the labor collective conference on December, 18.

"The most important thing in the organization is its executive and initiative  employees, on which the success of the university as a whole depends," Irina Kuturko, the rector of the University, said greeting the audience. - In the early 90's we were among the first who had a Collective Agreement. Initially, it was a three-page document. Today it is a solid, powerful document. Our collective agreement was repeatedly noted by external organizations as one of the best in Belarus. And it means that we are on the right way.

Speaking to the audience, Vasyl Senko, the pro-rector for educational work, and Igor Kerget, the chairman of the trade union of university employees, stressed that the Collective Agreement is based on social partnership, equality of the parties, compliance with legislative norms, the power to make commitments and take into account the real possibilities of material, production and financial provision of duties. At the meeting, Vasily Vasilievich and Igor Leonidovich presented the additions to the Collective Agreement in 2017 and told about the material and other support of the university staff, their encouragement and assistance in sanatorium treatment in the outgoing year.

Galina Sakomskaya, the Head of the Center for Personnel and Legal Work, presented the changes and additions of the Collective Agreement for 2018 to the conference participants. At the same time, her attention was focused on the fact that the basis of the draft Collective Agreement is the preservation of the basic conditions and provisions of the current Collective Agreement, additional social benefits and payments to employees, in excess of those stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Galina Stepanovna also answered the questions of employees and teachers of the Yanka Kupala State university.

During the conference, there were created commission to monitor the implementation of the Collective Agreement, also new commission on labor disputes, and the conciliation commission. Also, changes were made to the composition of the housing commission, the commission for sanitation and sanatorium treatment and the public commission on housing issues.

As addition:

Collective agreement of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was developed and signed in 1990. GRSU became the second institution of higher education in the country after BSU, where this document appeared.

In 2011 the Collective Agreement of Grodno University became the winner of the demonstration-contest of collective agreements of educational institutions of the Grodno region. In 2012, at the Republican demonstration-contest of Collective Agreements of Educational Establishments of the Belarusian Professional Union of Workers of Education and Science, the document was awarded a diploma for the second place. In 2013, GRSU became a finalist of the contest of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus for the award for a significant contribution to the development of social partnership. In 2017, the Yanka Kupala State University became the finalists of this republican contest again.

The studio of the young journalist "Media STARt" started its work at the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The first studio’s classes, which included the preparation of the entrants to enter the specialty "Journalism" for the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, started on December, 16.

"Media-STARt" is a unique creative laboratory of television, radio, press, theater and cinema, advertising and PR-technologies, which allows entrants to fully prepare for the introduction into the future profession.

- Classes in "Media-STARt" are some kind of mix 3в1- this is a lecture, a practical lesson, a master class. Classes are conducted by teachers and students of specialties "Journalism" and "Information and Communication", and journalists practicing of Grodno and the Grodno region. The task of the studio is to establish communication with the entrants, also prepare them for entrance examinations in the specialty "Journalism", - Kira Bludova-Goy, the head of the studio "Media-STARt", said.

This time the studio united pupils from schools, lyceums, gymnasiums of the Grodno city, and also pupils from Student Media Center of Grodno and Brest regions. Kira Bludova-Goy introduced the students to the teachers and students of the journalism department, she told them about the studio and the plan of it work in this academic year.

Then the entrants tried themselves in the role of TV journalists dring the master class "I'm on and behind the camera" and listened to the lecture given by Irina Pivovarchik, the assistant professor of journalism. Seminar "Shot, the grond, camera angle - the secrets of successful film and video shooting" was organized by Inna Minchuk, the acting director and the Head of the Department of Journalism, who spoke in detail about the creation of the news story and shared the nuances of this process.

It should be noted that classes in the studio of the young journalist "Media STARt" are held every Saturday from 12.00 to 15.00 on the Ozheshko, 22 street, aud. 333. The next meeting will be held on December, 23.

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