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Professor of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno visited the State Higher School of Informatics and Entrepreneurship in Lomza of the Republic of Poland

As part of the ERASMUS + program, Nina Kanunnikova, a professor at the Department of Technology, Physiology and Food Hygiene, exchanged experiences with Polish colleagues and lectures to students.

During a business visit, Professor Nina Kanunnikova spoke at the international scientific conference "Safety of herbal preparations used in the manufacture of food additives" with a report "Comparative activity of dietary supplements of natural origin and chemically synthesized additives."

In addition, she got acquainted with the equipment on which students perform laboratory work and gain skills in obtaining chips, biscuits, kneading and rolling dough, extracting individual components from food, obtaining juices, fruit and vegetable purees, conducting microbiological analysis of food, etc. She also gave lectures on the topic “The Role of Dietary Supplements in the Prevention of Chronic Diseases” for 3-year students of the specialty “Technology of food production” at the State Higher School of Informatics and Entrepreneurship in Lomza.

Philology faculty of Yanka Kupala State University expands cooperation with the University of Maribor, Slovenia

Olga Budenis, senior lecturer in the English Philology Department, visited the University of Maribor from 5 to 11 May as part of the academic mobility program Erasmus +.

         During the meeting with students of the University of Maribor, the educational and scientific potential of  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, as well as the Summer School of the Russian Language and the Summer School of the Belarusian Language and Culture 2019 were presented. Olga Budenis conducted classes for students of the first and second courses of the specialty “English philology” in the discipline “Practice of oral and written speech”, and gave a lecture “Teaching vocabulary” on the discipline “Methods of teaching English”.\

         In addition, Olga Genrikhovna visited various classes of leading specialists of the university - Professor Victor Kennedy, Michel Gedpeil, Kirsten Hampkin, which made it possible to study modern methods of teaching philological disciplines.

The attention of the teacher was attracted to such subjects as the English movie class and Functional writing, the teaching experience of which Olga Genrikhovna is going to be introduced into the educational process at Kupala University.

         During the visit, meetings were also held with Professor Melita Kukovets, Head of the Department of English and American Languages, Head of Translation, Professor Simon Zup, during which the parties exchanged experience in organizing the educational process and discussed prospects for further cooperation. It is planned that the parties will develop scientific publications and participate in international conferences.

Lecturer of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the International Week at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (Portuguese Republic)

Oksana Gavrilik, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Special Sociological Disciplines, visited the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (Portuguese Republic) as part of the Erasmus + academic mobility program.

         The International Teachers' Week program for Lecturers in Portalegre included a presentation of higher education institutions. A total of 15 European universities were represented, including Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

         The guests were introduced to the peculiarities of the organization of training and research at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, the latest laboratories, the BioBIP business incubator, the Endogenous Resource Valorization Research Center, and the quality management system of the international relations department.

         During the visit, Oksana Nikolayevna  lecture for undergraduates of the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre and presented the Summer School for Foreign Students “Unknown Europe: History, Society and Culture of Belarus” conducted by the Department of History, Communication and Tourism. A meeting with representatives of the institute and other European universities allowed discussing the possibilities of academic exchange of faculty and staff, joint international projects, informing about the educational and scientific potential of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Yanka Kupala State University expands cooperation with the University of Gdansk in the Republic of Poland

As part of the Erasmus + program Inna Samoilova, Head of the Language Training Department of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of Yanka Kupala State University visited the Institute of Russian Studies and Oriental Studies at the University of Gdansk.

         During the visit, Inna Samoilova told Polish students about Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, its history and the opportunities that  provides to Belarusian and foreign students, and lectured to the students of the Russian Philology and Russian Studies departments about the identification of the national cultural component in languages.

         She also met with the faculty of the Department of Pragmatics of Communication and Linguodidactics. The parties discussed the prospects for the implementation of joint scientific, academic and project activities and identified relevant topics of research in the field of linguodidactics. In addition, the possibilities of preparing joint monographs and articles for publication in scientific journals that are part of the Scopus database, Web of Science were considered

Delegation from Xi'an Jiaotong University on 8 April visited Yanka Kupala State University for the first time

Cooperation issues in the field of research and international student exchange were discussed at the meeting by the leadership of Yanka Kupala University with representatives of Xi'an Jiaotong University.

During the meeting, the guests were provided with information about the structure of the university, specialties and scientific developments. The deans of the faculties of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the Faculty of Physics and Technology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Innovative Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Civil Engineering told about possible areas of joint cooperation.

Colleagues from China presented the priority directions for the development of Xi'an Jiaotong University. Among them - energy, engineering, mathematical, physical science and others.

Mr. Sun Yusya, Acting Deputy Dean of the School of International Education, noted that Xi'an Jiaotong University is primarily interested in cooperating with Yanka Kupala State University in the field of scientific research, as well as in the joint preparation of students.

The Chinese side invited students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno to study at the Summer School of Chinese at Xi'an Jiaotong University, as well as for graduate studies. In addition, a proposal was made for Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno to enter the association of universities and consulting companies of the Silk Road countries. For the guests we had a tour of the university and made a photo for memory.

Students of the Faculty of Physical Education of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno got acquainted with advanced methods of teaching swimming

Within the framework of the academic exchange program “Erasmus +”, Viorel Bitang visited the faculty of physical education, a professor at the Department of Physical Education of the Aurel Vlaicu University in Arad (Romania).

A meeting was held with the leadership of the Faculty of Physical Education, as well as with representatives of the departments of sports disciplines and physical education and sport. The prospects for cooperation in the field of methodological and scientific activities were discussed. It is worth noting that the parties plan to prepare joint publications in journals from the databases of Web of Science, Scopus, and also to develop joint projects that are associated with the improvement of education in the field of physical culture and sports.

In addition, Professor Viorel Bitang conducted classes on the discipline "Swimming and teaching methods" for students of the Faculty of Physical Education, during which students learned about the technique of sports swimming, characterizing special exercises, with which you can improve the development of skills of performance paddle in various ways of swimming.

 

Bialystok Universities delegation visited Yanka Kupala State University

Bialystok Universities delegation visited Yanka Kupala State University

The visit of students and staff from Bialystok Technical University and University in Bialystok to the Faculty of Civil Engineering took place on 12 April.

During the meeting, the guests were introduced to the history, specialties, scientific developments of students and teachers of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The delegation from Poland was greeted by Vladimir Barsukov, Head of the Department of Technical Mechanics of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. He told that today Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is engaged in an active dialogue with many foreign universities, and one of the priority areas of cooperation is joint research and academic exchange of teachers and students.

The parties discussed the directions of possible cooperation in the framework of the meeting “Prospects for inter-university cross-border cooperation”. It is worth noting that the delegation from Poland showed interest in cooperation in the field of construction, architecture, history and archeology, as well as in the mutual exchange of students and teachers.

In addition, the guests were invited on a tour of the historic part of the city, where they met with architectural monuments and landmark places of Grodno.

 

REPRESENTATIVES OF YANKA KUPALA STATE UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATED IN A CEREMONY HONORING THE WINNERS OF THE IV EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY GAMES AND THE WORLD STUDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The solemn event was held in the Minsk City Hall on February 26.

The Minister of Education Igor Karpenko addressed the event with a welcoming speech and noted that Belarusian student-athletes adequately represent the country at the World Championships among students, European University Games and World Universiades.

The Minister of Sport and Tourism Sergey Kovalchuk, the Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee, the Rector of the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture Sergey Repkin, the first secretary of the BRSM Central Committee Dmitry Voronyuk, the Chairman of the Belarusian University Sports Association Alexander Bogdanovich, representatives of sports federations, coaches, participants teams also took part in this event. Two students of the Faculty of Physical Education of Yanka Kupala State University Ilya Lavrinovich and Shuai Mamedov, silver and bronze winners of the XIII World Wrestling Championship among students in Brazil, and their coach, Vyacheslav Maksimovic, Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports of Yanka Kupala State University took part and presented our University.

YANKA KUPALA STATE UNIVERSITY EXPANDS COOPERATION WITH THE BALTIC UNIVERSITY NETWORK

The teachers of Yanka Kupala State University visited Tallinn University as part of the EduBUP project “Redefining pedagogy for the implementation of education for sustainable development in the Baltic University programme” Within the framework of the project, a scientific-practical seminar was held in Tallinn.

         Coordinator of the Baltic University programme at Yanka Kupala State University, associate professor of the department of translation and intercultural communication Elena Gulevich, associate professor of the department of ecology Olga Kremleva, senior teacher of the department of Romance-Germanic philology Elena Jukh and head of the Legal Clinic, senior teacher of the department of civil law and process Natalia Ramult attended the meeting.

During the meetings, the priority areas of cooperation of Yanka Kupala State University with the universities of the Baltic Sea region, which are part of the Baltic University network, were discussed.

As part of the report, Olga Kremleva and Elena Jukh told how the components of education for sustainable development are being introduced into the educational, scientific-methodical and educational processes at Yanka Kupala State University.

Elena Gulevich and Natalia Ramult presented a draft of an interdisciplinary project on the implementation of the principles of sustainable development at the YKSUG: intercultural and law issues. It is planned that the project will be implemented by the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism and the Faculty of Law together with the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland).

In total, 17 teams from universities in Belarus, Poland, the Baltic states, Russia and Ukraine presented their ideas on the implementation of the principles of sustainable development of education in the cycle they teach.

Also at the meeting, lecturers from Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden discussed the presentations of Professor Uppsala University Shepard Ureni (Sweden), Professor of the Institute of Sustainable Development Raa Raus (Estonia) and Professor of the University Gävle Rodrigo Lozano (Sweden).

STUDENTS OF YANKA KUPALA STATE UNIVERSITY WILL BECOME VOLUNTEERS OF THE II EUROPEAN GAMES

According to the results of several qualifying stages and seminars, 308 members from Yanka Kupala State University will become participants in the II European Games of 2019, which will be held in Minsk on June 21-30

Work on the selection of those wishing to become a member of the volunteer team has been conducted at Yanka Kupala State University since April 2018. On the basis of Yanka Kupala State University, the Center for training volunteers was created, which included representatives of the university.

As part of the qualifying rounds, students had several interviews. The meeting was held with representatives of the educational center "Educational Technologies" within the II European Games of 2019, where students were able to ask all their questions about the upcoming work. In January, the names of the final composition of the volunteer group became known.

It is worth noting that work with participants of the Center for the training of volunteers is ongoing, students regularly receive information about the preparations for the II European Games in 2019.

Until March, the children will be trained in general groups, after which individual training will take place, which will include practical exercises at sports facilities and work sites.

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