Trainings on development of critical thinking and research activity of the teacher at universities of Kazakhstan were conducted by representatives of the pedagogical faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Elena Belokoz and Natalia Mikhailova, associate Professors of the Department of Pedagogics and Social Work, were invited as foreign experts to conduct trainings in the framework of the project "Training by domestic and foreign specialists in pedagogical specialties on the basis of the best international standards in management and training". The project is implemented by the Higher School of Education of Nazarbayev University on the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The trainings were held at the Karaganda State University of the name of academician E.A. Buketov and Atyrau State University of the name of H. Dosmukhamedov and they were devoted to the development of critical thinking and research activities of the teacher. Students, undergraduates, and teaching staff of higher educational institutions took part in them.

- The training in Atyrau State University of the name of H. Dosmukhamedov was visited by professor Abzal Taltenov, the rector of the university, doctor of chemical sciences, Nurlan Nogayev, the governor of Atyrau region, professor Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed ,the first deputy chairman of the Nur Otar party, the doctor of law, and the delegation of the administrative apparatus of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was in Atyrau with a working trip - said Natalia Mikhailova, assistant of the dean of the Faculty of Education. - The management highly appreciated the content of the training session, and Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed recommended to consider the possibilities of using this project for training officials, political scientists and ideologists of Kazakhstan, using the opportunities of Belarus and, in particular, the coaches of the Grodno University.

In addition to the trainings, the associate professors of the Chair of Pedagogics and Social Work conducted a series of meetings, during which they discussed the prospects for further cooperation of the Grodno State University with higher education institutions in Kazakhstan.

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In the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno students-athletes were honored.

The solemn meeting of the administration of YKSUG, the faculty of physical culture and representatives of the sports club was held on November, 23. The event was invited students and graduates who create sporting glory at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Among them are winners and prize-winners of world and Europe championships, European games, republican competitions, masters of sports, including international class. This fighters are Radik Kuliev, Alexander Grabovik, Sergei Malyavsky, Ilya Lavrinovich, Andrei Mikhailovsky, Maxim Pashkov, as well as athletes are Maxim Andraloyt and Irina Zhuk.

 – I  am very much pleased to welcome today the famous university athletes who, thanks for their sporting achievements, celebrate not only their native alma mater, but also they strengthen the state's image in the international arena, - Irina Kiritko, the first pro-rector, , greeted the participants of the event. – Believe in yourself and remember that your victories are the victories of the whole country!

Irina Fedorovna congratulated the guys who participated in the match with the representatives of the US national Greco-Roman wrestling team, she thanked them for exciting fights and victory over rivals. The first pro-rector sent a special words of thanks to Vyacheslav Maksimo, the coach of the YKSUG students, honored coach of the USSR and the BSSR, professor, head of the department of physical education and sports, as the support and preparation wouldn’t be possible without him.

 "The work of the coach and his sportsmen is a multifaceted work," said Vyacheslav Alexandrovich. - The coach supports his sportsmen not only in the sports arena, the coach supports them constantly and the coach is both a psychologist, a doctor, and a second father for sportsmen. We inherited the traditions of the Soviet sports school, which we are going to be continued in the future, so that our athletes could conquer new heights.

At the meeting, students asked their questions to the university administration and told about plans for the near future and coming competitions. On behalf of all the sportsmen of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Irina Zhuk thanked the university administration and teachers for their support during the competitions and studies.

At the end of the meeting, Irina Kuturko presented the students with grateful letters from the university and presents.

The Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno disseminates the experience of organizing and conducting  of orienteering competitions

For the first time the faculty of physical culture of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno conducted "Sports Orientation and Methods of Training" courses.

The first graduates recently received certificates and also in the near future they plan to take part as organizers in orienteering competitions, both in our country and abroad.

Certified experts in the field of orientation were students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and Grodno State Agrarian University, teachers of Grodno schools and teachers of additional education from Minsk and Volkovysk. Many of the participants are members of the Grodno orienteering club "Cronan".

As Edward Arod who is one of the organizers of the courses, the chairman of the Grodno regional federation of orienteering, the deputy chairman of the Belorussian federation of orienteering, the assistant professor of sports disciplines, said Vasif Vagif Ogly Rustamov , the student from Azerbaijan, who is educated at the faculty of physical culture of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, already is due at home. The Azerbaijan Orienteering Federation is interested in the specialist who will hold competitions on this kind of sport at a high level. Colleagues from Azerbaijan are confident in the highly professional preparation of the student and also they plan to adopt the Belarusian experience in sports orienteering.

Within the framework of the courses the participants studied the features of the organization of the competitions and the tourist camp and they noted the factors that influence on the result of orientation. At the same time, special emphasis was placed on ensuring the safety of athletes. In addition, the classes were devoted to general and special physical training of the organizers of competitions and tactical, topographical and technical preparation for orienteering.

Igor Martynenko, Head of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure of the Law Faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, took part in a seminar on the protection of the archaeological heritage of Belarus

Specialists in the protection of historical and cultural heritage, representatives of the land management service, the departments of architecture and construction and housing and communal services, the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus met to discuss issues of improving the protection of archaeological sites and artifacts in the E.F. Karsky regional library.

- Today, we have done a lot to protect the monuments of archeology, - said Elena Klimovich, First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Regional Executive Committee. - In all districts of Grodno region, inventory of the monuments has been carried out, also in many regions some projects have been developed for the protection of monuments of archeology. Such projects as Ivie, Mosty, Ostrovets, Oshmyany districts today are on the approval of the Ministry of Culture.

During the seminar Igor Martynenko, the head of the law and process department of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, introduced the basics of responsibility for violations of legislation in the field of protection of historical and cultural heritage and also he demonstrated some examples of vandalism, destruction of monuments, illegal excavation of archaeological excavations.

It should be noted that complex and systematic studies of the legal protection of historical and cultural heritage are conducted at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, one of the results of which is the introduction of the special course "Legal Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage" in the educational process and the publication of the same textbook in 2017.

The seminar was organized by the management of ideological work, culture and youth affairs of the Grodno local government.

Students-athletes of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno named the best in mini-football and volleyball competitions at the sport and athletic metting of student youth of the Union State

In the Brest hero-city, competitions were attended by more than 200 students from 20 universities of Belarus and Russia.

Many of the participants are candidate masters of sports. Among them are students-athletes of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, who repeatedly won and became winners of regional, national and international competitions.

As part of the Spartakiad, the students of YKSUG showed a high level of sports training: young men and women performed well in two sports, taking first place. The men's national team of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno named the best among the teams in mini-football. The guys beat all the teams in their subgroup and won with the score 7: 6 with the BSUFK representatives in the final meeting. Arkady Obilevsky, the senior lecturer of the sports games department, was training this team.

The women's team won in volleyball.

- Our volleyball players easily beated other players from the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Omsk State University, completing the game with a score of 2: 0. With the same result the match with the Southern Federal University ended in favor of our team. In the game with representatives of the Baranovichi State University, we also won with a score of 2: 1.- said Stanislav Lisovsky, the coach of the women's volleyball team at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the senior teacher of the Department of Physical Education and Sports. - In the finals we met with athletes of the Belgorod State National Research University and won in two games over rivals.

The teams of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno returned home with Cups and diplomas of the winners.

University of Granada is interested in increasing contacts with the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

It was noticed by Enrique Federico Kero Hervilia, the dean of the faculty of translation, the editor-in-chief of the magazine «Slavic World», the director of the Russian Center of the Russkiy Mir Foundation at the University of Granada, during the meeting with the administration of the Grodno University and the deans of the faculties.

The successful cooperation of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and Granada University (Spain) began in 2012 as part of the study placement and participation of representatives of the Grodno State University in scientific events, which were held under the auspices of the Spanish University. In 2015 a cooperation agreement between the two higher educational institutions was concluded, ant it opened up new opportunities for realizing the potential of universities, their students, teachers and employees.

The parties plan to develop partnerships within the framework of the Erasmus + program. At the meeting with Tamara Pivovarchik, dean of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism, the preparation of the project application for joint master's programs, the issues of research in the field of automated translation and intercultural communication were discussed.

Dean of the Spanish University was interested in short-term and long-term courses of Russian as a foreign language. As Yuri Romanovsky , the dean of the faculty of pre-university training, said the most successful project in this field is the Summer and Winter School of the Russian language. Students from the University of Granada have already taken part in these projects.

Inna Lisovskaya, the dean of the Faculty of Philology, continuing the topic of studying the Russian language, offered cooperation in the field of training specialists in Russian and Slavic philology. Perspectives in the interaction of a colleague are seen in the training of foreigners under the program "Russian as a foreign language" at the I and II levels of higher education.

Another important area of cooperation is the exchange of publications in scientific journals of the University of Granada and the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University. Thus, professors, teachers and staff of two higher educational institutions will continue to publish the results of their scientific research in rating editions.

Traditionally the academic mobility of students and teachers is important for both sides. Enrique Federico Caro Herviglia noted that the Spanish university is particularly interested in expanding the academic exchange of undergraduates and doctoral students of various specialties, as well as the university is interested in the participation of leading teachers of the University of Granada in the program "Visiting Professor".

At the end of the meeting, colleagues stressed that they are ready for further interaction not only in the humanitarian sphere, but also in the natural sciences.

- The University of Granada is interested in expanding contacts with Belarus. Grodno State University is the most active and valuable partner for our university. In the framework of the Erasmus + program we allocate the largest number of places among the Belarusian universities for the Yanka Kupala State University, - Enrique Federico Kero Herviglia summed up.

It should be noted that Enrique Federico Kero Hervilia, the dean of the faculty of translation, the professor of the department of Greek and Slavic philology, the editor-in-chief of the magazine «Slavic World», the director of the Russian Center of the Russkiy Mir Foundation at the University of Granada, is in Grodno State University as part of the "Visiting Professor" program. In the next few days he will give lectures on the disciplines "History of Russian Literature", "Professional Etiquette of an Interpreter" and conduct practical exercises "Practical Course of Translation of the Second Foreign Language of Spain", "Workshop on the Culture of Speech Communication". Also he will teach Spanish as the second foreign language for students of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism and the Faculty of Philology.

The website of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is recognized as the winner of the Open Internet Site Competition "EAPU Internet Awards" – 2017

The victory was awarded to the Grodno State University in the nomination "For the relevance of the content of the site" of the International Open Competition of Sites of Educational Organizations of Higher and Further Professional Education "Internet Award EAPU" – 2017.

According to the expert council, the website of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno shows great openness. This is evidenced by a fairly well-made adaptive mobile version of the site. Also, the website of Grodno University was also awarded in the category "Professional Interaction".

Websites of higher educational institutions of the CIS countries - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia participated in the competition. Websites of universities were evaluated by such criteria as the relevance of the content, the provision of professional interaction and interactivity, the availability of content characterizing the relationship of the university with the regional community, the usability of the site, design, functionality and adaptability, the informative and open content, the usefulness of information for a wide audience circle of users and the availability of mobile version.

The winners were named in ten categories: the jury chose the most convenient website for the user, the most technologically advanced website, the most adaptive website, the most informative website, the most useful website for a wide range of users, the best website design, the best mobile version, the website with the actual content, and also the jury determined the best in the nominations "The best provision of professional interaction" and "Ensuring the connection of the university with the regional community".

The organizers note that the competition promotes the creation of a model for international public ranking of higher education institutions on the Eurasian educational space. In addition, the contest of this competition is aimed at improving the quality of web-based representations of universities, as well as increasing the competence of specialists working in the field of development and support of university sites.

Yanka Kupala Grodno State University senate started work in a new staff

The renewed staff of the University senate includes heads of structural units, representatives of the faculty, as well as authorities, enterprises, institutions and organizations.

Among them are Viktor Liskovich, Deputy Chairman of the Grodno regional Executive Committee Director of the Grodno Meat Cutting Plant, Anatoly Grishuk, the Member of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Economy, Budget and Finance, Andrei Korol, rector of the Belarusian State University, Anatoly Sviridenok, the member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Vera Grishechko, the chairman of the Grodno regional organization of the Belarusian Trade Union of Workers of Education and Science.

At the meeting, the first pro-rector Irina Kiturko congratulated Vladimir Lyavshuk, the senior lecturer of the Department of International Business and Marketing, with conferring the degree of candidate of historical sciences and also she congratulated Leonti Pavlov, the head of the military faculty, with the award of the academic title of associate professor. Irina Fedorovna presented the diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus to Nina Makarova, the assistant professor of the Chair of Modern Programming Technologies, the diploma of the Ministry of Education to Zoya Akhremova, the senior lecturer of the department of theory and methodology of special education.

In addition, valuable gifts for the long-term fruitful work within the walls of Grodno University were awarded to Viktor Watyl, the professor, the head of the Department of Political Science, Alexey Petkevich, Leading Research Associate Professor, and Alexander Nechukhrin, the professor and the head of the Department of General and Slavic History.

Within the framework of the meeting of the Council of the University, the strategy of the staff policy at the university and the development of engineering education at the Yanka Kupala State University were discussed. The representatives of the faculty were elected by the competition for filling the vacant positions of the staff and presented to the academic rank of associate professor.

The students of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the International Oratory Competition "The Power of a Word"

The competition gathered 27 young speakers from different parts of Belarus in the Academy of Postgraduate Education. Among the participants are Polina Goncharuk and Daria Pospelova, four- year students of the specialty “Linguistic Support of Intercultural Communications”.

Contestants competed in the ability to express their thoughts, argue correctly, convince, refute and prove their point of view in foreign languages. Daria and Polina defended their works in English.

During the first round, the girls gave a prepared speech. Daria told about how to be happy, and Polina told about the most popular languages.

In the second round contestants participated in debates. Each of the participants had to present and argue their point of view to the opposite side clearly and logically. So, Polina defended the position of "Work", and her rival defended "Entertainment". Daria defended the point of view of "Cooperation", her opponent ⎯ "Competition".

The third round was the final in the competition, where the participants were offered to improvise on a topic chosen by lot. Polina explained to Sahara inhabitant what is snow, and Daria told about what is country's wealth.

All participants, according to the organizers, showed their oratorical skills and fluency in foreign languages. The contestants from the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno were awarded with letters of commendation and certificates.

Foreign students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have got involved with an opening of the Republican festival of creativity of foreign students of institutions of higher education "F.-ART.by”

The opening of the festival took place on the International Students' Day. Hundreds of foreign students from all universities of the country met in a major festival of cultures and nations in the National Library of Belarus. Among them are representatives of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

This year the festival is held under the slogan " World Youth: Identity, Solidarity and Cooperation".

As part of the festival, interactive stands were in operation and the gala program "Belarus meet friends" was organized. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno presented an information platform on the export of educational services and an exhibition of creative works of foreign students "World impression".

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the diplomatic corps, rectors and vice-rectors of institutions of higher education in the Republic of Belarus. On behalf of participants and guests of the solemn opening of the republican festival, Eduard Tomilchik, the Head of the Main Department of Educational work and Youth Policy of the Ministry of Education, welcomed audience.

Hasan Bepari, a first-year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy, said: “Such outstanding events as the republican festival of creativity of foreign students “F. - ART.by” unite people of all nationalities, whose representatives study at universities of the Republic of Belarus. It is a great opportunity to find new friends and tell everyone about our university”.

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