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The results of the advanced training for teachers and employees «University of Educational Innovation» were summarized in Yanka Kupala State University

About 50 university lecturers and staff attended the sixth season of the advanced training.
18 directors and specialists of educational and methodological offices mastered the content of the educational program «Organization and technical support of the educational process using ICT», and 30 teachers of the Yanka Kupala State University learned the content of programs «Innovative Teaching Methods».
From January to March, the course participants studied four training modules: «The Educational Portal of Yanka Kupala State University as an interactive educational platform», «Google Learning Services», «Video as a learning tool for teachers and students», «Microsoft Teams: creating a collaborative learning environment». The organizational methodology of the sessions has helped to establish a productive learning environment. During the course, participants recorded training promo- videos in Russian and English, in which they explained why subjects of different specializations were important for the development of the professional competences of future specialists.
The videos will be posted on the educational portal of YKSUG and the website of the electronic scientific and methodological journal «University of educational innovations». During the final event, the participants presented their experiences and shared their results on the course platform, in the classroom, in the computer room and in the video studio.
– The course programme was interesting and eventful. Despite the fact that some topics were already familiar, the moderator managed to present them from creative side - explained the head of the teaching and methodological office of linguistic computer technologies Elena Snezko.
– When I was recording a video in Academic Discipline, I didn’t think it would be possible to receive any personal information – shared the senior lecturer of the Department of Logistics and Management Methods Tatiana Gostik. - The video performs not only didactic functions, it allows to realistically evaluate one’s own work, behavior in front of the camera, the ability to be a convincing and interesting teacher.
– The platform Teams is aimed at active users - emphasized in communication with colleagues the course moderator, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Tatiana Vankova. - It will be a real breakthrough for teachers who focus on interaction with students who need instant feedback, for whom the productive activities of students during distance learning come first.
– The proposed courses were initially surprising. However, after a while, it became clear that their duration not only provide useful information from moderators and videos on discipline, but also expand the range of communication, learning about the experiences of colleagues working in other faculties, sharing their success, difficulties, plans, - noted Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics and Thermal Engineering, Vladislav Kurstak.
Participants received certificates of advanced training from the moderators of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Five new educational and scientific laboratories are opened in the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

2,350,000 euros under the loan have been allocated for the development of the material and technical base of the Yanka Kupala State University.
YKSUG —is one of 18 universities of the country that take part in the project of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus «Modernization of Higher Education of the Republic of Belarus». The project is carried out from 2021 to 2025 with funds from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The main funds of the loan will be directed towards the establishment of research and training laboratories in order to achieve the main objective of the project - to provide conditions for new quality practice-oriented learning as well as traditional specialties of higher education in Yanka Kupala State University, such as «Intellectual Systems», «Industrial robots and robotic complexes», «Applied physics», «Biochemistry», «Biology», «Ecology», «Industrial and civil construction», «Information and measuring technology».
From 2021 to 2023, new educational and scientific laboratories are being established at the Yanka Kupala State University on loan funds. It is a research laboratory of innovative building materials and energy efficient construction technology, training and research center «Smart House», training and production laboratory «Intelligent Systems and Robotics», laboratory workshop «Intellectual Protection» and inter-department training and production laboratory «Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology». The integrated use of laboratories equipped with the modern equipment will make it possible to improve the quality of specialists' training and to ensure a higher level of educational and research work within the framework of course and diploma design, Scientific and innovation activities of university students and employees.

Students tried on uniforms and learned to put out the fire. An evacuation drill was conducted to students in dormitories of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Fire exit drill took place within the framework of the event from MES “Safety Day. Attention”
On 9th of March in the dormitory of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, which is located in Dubko Street, officers of the Grodno City Emergency Department and representatives of the regional organization of the Belarusian Red Cross Society with the dormitory administration and students conducted an evacuation drill and practiced fire response. The rescuers demonstrated to students the possibilities of rescue instruments, suggested to try on uniforms and put out the fire with extinguisher.
Training evacuation for our students was conducted within the framework of the republican campaign of the Ministry for Emergency Situations “Safety Day. Attention” which takes place in two stages from 2 to 31 March.
The target audience of the first stage of the campaign was the residents of dormitories, visitors to children’s and Trade entertainment centers, cinemas and sports facilities. Employees of MES organize for them interactive preventive discussions about safety and actions on the signal «Attention! »

A festive concert for men and lovely ladies was held at Yanka Kupala State University

The event was dedicated to the Day of Defenders of the Fatherland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the International Women's Day on March 8.
The Rector Iryna Kiturka addressed the staff of the Kupala University with words of congratulations. She wished everyone a spring mood, smiles, good health, happiness and harmony in life, as well as new strength for the implementation of all plans
The concert programme was opened with musical performances Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno’s students. After that, the Honored Collective of the Republic of Belarus "Grodno Chapel" under the leadership of the Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Bormotov gave the audience unforgettable emotions and his creativity from the stage.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and Tashkent Chemical - Technological Institute has signed a cooperation agreement

The agreement on cooperation between Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and Tashkent Chemical - Technological Institute was signed during the visit of the Belarusian delegation to Uzbekistan.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is represented by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Yury Bialykh as part of the Belarusian government delegation. The agreement was signed on March 4 as part of a meeting with the leadership of Tashkent Chemical - Technological Institute. The document provides for cooperation in educational and scientific activities, the establishment of academic, scientific and cultural ties, the development of scientific potential and ensuring high-quality professional training of specialists. The parties plan to hold joint meetings, conferences, consultations, seminars, meetings to develop common ideas and solutions on issues of mutual interest.
Among the main areas of joint activity – exchange of experience on research and educational work, conducting joint research and scientific internships to improve the skills of the teaching staff, exchange of students, undergraduates, postgraduates, training of highly qualified scientific personnel, exchange of scientists and teachers for lectures and consultations, preparation of joint scientific and methodological publications, mutual review of research and educational and methodological works, as well as conducting joint sports and cultural events.
During the visit of the Belarusian delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan, another agreement on international cooperation is expected to be signed on March 5 – between Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and the Kamoliddin Behzod National Institute of Arts and Design.

The winners and awardees of the Republican Universiade-2020 were awarded at the Yanka Kupala State University The team of Kupala University won the final competition among the opponents in the first group.

The solemn ceremony of awarding the winners was held at Yanka Kupala State University with the participation of athletes and honorary guests. The Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko, welcoming the winners and awardees of the Republican Universiade, noted the symbolism of this year, which is declared the Year of National Unity in Belarus. He stressed that the future sports competitions and the participation of Belarusian athletes in them will definitely demonstrate the unity of generations:
- Higher education institutions in Belarus successfully help to train talents for professional sports. Thanks to this, our athletes continue to win medals of the highest standard at competitions of different levels. The Belarusian School Sports Association was also established last year. I am sure that this will ensure continuity from school sports to student sports, and then to high-performance sports.
The event was also attended by an Assistant to the President and the Inspector for the Grodno region Yuri Karaev, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Education, Science, Culture and Social Development Viktor Liskovich, Chairman of the Belarusian Association of Student Sports Alexander Bogdanovich, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the public association "Belarusian Republican Youth Union" Dmitry Voronyuk. They awarded the winners and awardees of the Republican Universiade-2020 in 4 groups.
According to the results of the team championship among higher education institutions of the first group, the first place was taken by the team of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Representatives of Kupala University won the first place in Greco-Roman wrestling, and also won the competition among women in 3x3 basketball. The second place according to the results of the final games – for women's teams in such sports as handball and basketball, and the third place according to the results of competitions among women – for volleyball and football players of our university. The overall final score of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in the results table of the Republican Universiade-2020 is 989.55.
The Republican Universiade for Students of higher education institutions was held on the initiative of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus and the Republican Cent for Physical Education and Sports of Students.

Rector of Yanka Kupala State University Iryna Kiturka was awarded the Gratitude of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus

An Assistant to the President of the Republic of Belarus and the Inspector for the Grodno region Yuri Karaev presented the Rector of Yanka Kupala State University Iryna Kiturka with the Gratitude of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
Iryna Kiturka was awarded for her long-term work, contribution to the development of science and innovation at Yanka Kupala State University, and active social activities.

The action "Native word flows from the mouth" was held in the Scientific Library of Yanka Kupala State University

The event, which was attended by Belarusian and foreign students of Kupala University, was held as part of the Mother Tongue Week.
In the reading room of the Scientific Library of Yanka Kupala State University, poems were performed not only in Belarusian, but also in Chinese, Turkmen, and Uzbek. Among the participants of the action were students who came to study at Kupala University from different countries. At the same time, foreign students read poems not only in their native language, but also in the language of Kupala. The poem of the Belarusian classic “And who is going there?” was translated into Chinese. A student of the Faculty of Philology, Gurlukh Berdieva, presented her author's translation of Yanka Kupala's poem "Native Word".
The Scientific Library of Yanka Kupala State University annually holds a number of events in the framework of the Mother Tongue Week at the end of February. Among traditional events – exhibitions and action "Reading our favourite authors together" on social networks.

The international project «Modernization of postgraduate training in the field of natural sciences and improvement of teaching methods" is being implemented at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno»

The international technical assistance project is being carried out within the framework of the European Commission «Erasmus+» programme.
The project coordinator at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is the Department of training and certification of highly qualified researchers. As a result of the project, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will organize the process of training postgraduates and applicants for natural science and technical specialties in innovative training programs, as well as the participation of scientific supervisors of postgraduates and applicants in international seminars on the development and implementation of modern teaching methods.
An important aspect of the international technical assistance project is the development of scientific and pedagogical cooperation between universities in Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Latvia, Poland, Finland and the United Kingdom. The main goal is to expand the opportunities for cooperation between higher education institutions of the partner countries in the implementation of postgraduate programs within the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.
The project partners are Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Belarusian National Technical University, Yerevan State University, Kazan National Research Technological University, Brunel University of London, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Polotsk State University, Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University, University of Helsinki, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The leading partner of the project is the University of Latvia.

Special atmosphere, creative performances and new friends: an international dating evening was held at Kupala University

The event brought together students, graduates, volunteers and teachers of the Faculty of Pre-university training.
The evening of dating "How good that we are all here today" was held at Yanka Kupala State University for the seventh time. The event is organized annually by teachers of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of the Faculty of Pre-university Training.

The evening of February 19 turned out to be really international. Representatives of students from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Vietnam were present in the hall. The event was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Pre-university Training, Iosif Dornyak. The Head of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens, Inna Samoilova, also addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. A pleasant surprise for all the participants was the video messages of the 2017 graduates of the Faculty, Hassan Bepari from Bangladesh and Idris Alihuzai from Iraq.

The main characters of the evening were the students of the Preparatory Department of foreign citizens. For the first time, the young people performed in Russian in front of a large audience. They talked about themselves, their family, their country, their interests and hobbies, accompanying the presentations with colorful slide presentations. By the way, some participants started learning Russian only three weeks ago. They also prepared concert performances for the guests of the festival. For example, a listener from Ethiopia, Ali Hadar Ahmed, read in Russian a poem by Eduard Asadov "I can wait for you for a long time". Guilherme Santos from Brazil performed an incendiary Brazilian dance. Students from Nigeria Amaechi Francis and Francis Nwokoro sang a song in English "Hakuna Matata". The hosts of the dating evening were Maria Sushko, a law student, and Pedro Lameira, a student of the Faculty of Pre-university Training.

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