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 "”

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. -” 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”.

Students took on the role of vice-rectors and deans. Days of self-government passed at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. (PHOTOREPORT)

On  November 17, International Students’ Day, the most active and initiative students acted as vice-rectors, deans and teachers at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Today ten students played roles of headers. Among them is Jana Milyuk, student of the pedagogical faculty, the Chairman of the Coordinating  Student Council. The girl took on the role of the senior vice-rector and got acquainted with the nuances of this responsible and difficult work.

Yana said: “I recognized that the senior vice-rector has a very busy schedule, and a list of duties is a long list. In the new position, I happen to host an honorary guest at the university - Alexander Kremer, Head of the World Bank's government in the Republic of Belarus and see how negotiations and meetings are held at a high level. Also, with Irina Fedorovna Kiturko, Senior Vice-rector of the university, we discussed activities of the Coordinating Student Council and took part in the transfer of a time capsule to the Museum of History of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno”.

By the way, all students interested in imprinting of this solemn and important moment in the life of the university were invited.

Irina Fyodorovna said, greeting participants of the event: “Dear students, you were honored to be present at such an amazing event - a symbolic "laying" of the time capsule. I congratulate you on the International Students’ Day. This is the first, you can say, professional holiday in your life, because now you are students. I wish you successfully get a profession in the Yanka Kupala State University, which will open the door for you and will instil confidence in you. Let the University's mission, the goal of which is to identify, reveal and realize a potential of a person and university in the space of intercultural dialogue - will become your personal Mission.

Active members of the Coordinating Student Council wrote a wish to the students of 2027: "You are keeping in hand a capsule of time, which we, students-2017, have laid for you on International Students’ Day. For us, student life is time of activity, positive emotions and self-realization. On the way to profession, we set goals and achieve them, we win and we rejoice at achievements. Dare, conquer, create, take the initiative, make your own discoveries, and let all your achievements be for the benefit of your native university and the Republic of Belarus! We hope that 10 years ago we laid the foundation for a new tradition, and you will support us and write your wishes to the students of 2037."

The time capsule will be kept in the Museum of History of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno for the next 10 years as one of the exhibits.

During the Days of Self-Government in Grodno University a number of interesting events were held. For example, for the first time students took an exam from teachers within the framework of the action "We were students, too ". A day before the test, the invitations and the list of questions for preparation developed by representatives of the Coordinating Student Council was sent.

The organizers said: “At the exam teachers came with record books. Each of them pulled a ticket, which included two theoretical questions and one practical task. By the way, the questions were related to the traditions and history of the university, student life, besides, the students included as it is called "comic" questions, so that each examiner could concont”.

And at the same time, the students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno passed the quest on the territory of the university. The students had to successfully complete a number of tasks and answer numerous questions just like the teachers at the exam. The best in the quest were students of the Faculty of Law, students of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics showed good knowledge.

Also on the International Students’ Day everyone could leave the most kind and sincere words to the entire academic community of students on the Board of Wishes in all buildings of the university. Day before guys were able to have fun at the party "Univer: Students’ Day" in the youth center "Grodno". The student press center worked actively at the events.

Days of student self-government will end with the final  show of first-year students talents"Alma mater - love since the first year". The best creative team of faculty will be announced tonight. In addition, the winner of the contest "I'm a student of the best teacher" will be known for the most original selfie with a teacher.

According to the participants of the Days of Self-Government, who were able to try their hands at executive positions today, such events are necessary for any university. The students note that this allows to get acquainted with activities of the leaders, to take responsibility and, at last, get acquainted with the organization of work at the university.

Jana Milyuk, the Chairman of the Coordinating Student Council, the participant of the events, said: “Days of student self-government are an opportunity to approve yourself, to know what you are capable of and whether you are ready to become a leader in future. The days of self-government are also experience, new skills that will be useful in future professional activities.

Teachers and pedagogists of Belarus, Russia and Poland discussed pre-university education at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Within two days, teachers and educators from the three countries will share their experience, get knowledge and exchange impressions.

Yury Belykh, vice-rector for academic matters at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno said, greeting the participants of the conference: “The topic of the conference "Methodology and technologies of pre-university education" is relevant. At present, it is important not only to support the interest of young people in education, but also to stimulate it. I hope that the result of your work during the scientific forum will be new ideas, cooperation projects, and this will all have a logical continuation. I wish everyone a good work and a good day!”

The conference takes place at the Yanka Kupala State University for the second time. And, as Svetlana Kovalevskaya, Head of the Department of General Secondary and Preschool Education of the Head Education Department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee noted, Grodno University became a center for discussion of topical issues of modern education not by chance.

Svetlana Stanislavovna said: “Grodno region has been a leader of the Belarusian education system for many years. The success of Grodno school students and university students would not have been possible without work of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. As the result of this Grodno region became one of the best regions of the country based on the results of centralized testing and participation of students in subject Olympiads. It is very pleasant that the Education Department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and the university cooperate and hold together many events, among which are the forum "Prospects for talented youth", handing of 100-ball certificates to applicants. All of them bear fruit and will enlarge the treasury of the region's success in the field of education”.

Representatives of St. Petersburg State Economic University, Don State Technical University, BSU and Grodno University gave a speech to participants at the plenary session. The lectures spoke about the place of the system of innovative educational technologies in the strategy of pre-university education, a system of continuous education, peculiarities of adaptation of foreign citizens in BSU, professional self-determination of pupils, future applicants, and the qualitative designing of educational programs.

During the conference sections will be worked and the participants will consider the technologies of pre-university education, innovative forms of career guidance and innovations in the training of foreign citizens.

A master class and a seminar are to be held at the university on November 17, 2017.

Teachers, psychologists, social teachers of institutions of general secondary education were invited to the master class "My STARTUP" for professional self-determination of high school students.

During the meeting, high school students will try to solve an open heuristic task and answer the question: “My “profession of the future”- what is it?” The event is focused on involvement of adolescents in creative productive activities aimed at search for personal meaning, weighing various factors, steps regarding profession choice, adjustment  of it to adolescents further aspirations, self-realization in the future sphere of professional activity, lifestyle and culture in general.

The seminar "From creative search, improvement of professional competencies - to Olympus" will be devoted to research activity of pupils. It will be held by Andrei Herman, Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Technology, and Irina Korlyukova, Head of the Department of Current Technologies of Pre-university Education. Participants plan to discuss issues of research activities of students, organizational and methodological features of research activities of school students and system of activities on working with endow students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Council of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno started work in a new composition

The renewed composition of the University Council included heads of structural units, representatives of the teaching staff, authorities, enterprises, institutions and organizations.

Among them are Viktor Liskovich, Deputy Chairman of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee, Anatoly Grishuk, Director of the Grodno Meat-Packing Plant JSC, 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 , Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Vera Grishechko, Chairman of the Grodno regional organization of the Belarusian Trade Union of Workers of Education and Science.

Within the framework of the meeting, Irina Kiritko, Senior vice-rector, congratulated Vladimir Lyavshuk, Senior Lecturer of the Department of International Business and Marketing , with creation of  the candidate of historical sciences and Leonti Pavlov, Head of the Military Faculty, with creation of the associate professor. Irina Fedorovna presented the diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus to Nina Makarova, Assistant Professor of the Department of Modern Programming Technologies, and the diploma of the Ministry of Education to Zoya Akhremova, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Special Education.

In addition, Viktor Watyl, Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, Alexey Petkevich, Leading Research Associate Professor and Alexander Nechukhrin, Professor, Head of the Department of General and Slavic History, were awarded valuable gifts for the long-term effective work at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

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

Yuliya Zhurun, a student of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, is among the winners of the student IT-Olympiad BIT-Cup

The Olympiad was held in Minsk for the fourth time and gathered more than 290 students from 32 higher and secondary special institutions of Belarus.

All the tasks for the participants were prepared by specialists of Belarusian and world IT companies such as Yandex, Promwad, R-StyleLab. The tasks were based on the products of the companies which will occur at the workplace of young professionals. This year the participants solved the problems on algorithms of data storage and processing, searched for multimedia solutions on the base of Embedded Linux and worked with databases for four hours.

The third place in the competition of R-Style Lab was awarded to Julia Zhurun, a student of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the specialty "Information Systems and Technologies". Successful presentation was realized thanks to Yuri Stepin, the scientific adviser, the senior teacher of mathematical and information support of economic systems.

By the way, Yuliya participates in the Olympiad BIT-Cup for the second time. The girl likes the tasks that companies offer.

Yuliya said: “The tasks at the Olympiad are close to the real tasks that employees solve in the working process. There have been many cases when companies, having assessed the level of participants, afterward offered the best contestants a job or a period of probation”.

The girl is not satisfied with what she has already achieved. Next year Yuliya sets a goal to take the first place and become a part of one of the teams of the leading IT companies of the country.

A big sports holiday for disabled children was held at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The holiday was devoted to the XXIIIth Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in South Korea in 2018, the Day of the Disabled People and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Grodno regional organization of the Belarus Red Cross Society, with the participation of the Day Care Center for People with Disabilities, holds this traditional event in the university for the seventh time. Small sports fans, their parents and grandparents gather in the gymnasium. Every year the holiday expands its borders, and the number of participants and volunteers, among which are students and teachers of the city's schools, as well as students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, rises. Guys compete in the relay together; they show their speed, agility, and what is most important, the desire to win.

The organizers of the holiday said: “The guys competed in five sports, which symbolize the five rings of the Olympics. This time young athletes passed the Olympic flame, played hockey, biathlon, competed in ski races and slalom.”

The referring was realized by Inessa Larionova, the Head of the Day Center of the Red Cross, Natalia Syzrantseva, a teacher and methodologist of the Regional Center of Tourism and Local history of Grodno studies and Vitaly Khramov, the Head of the Department of Sports Disciplines, Doctor of Education.

The honoured guest of the event was Viktor Semenovich Kudlachev, a graduate of the Grodno special general boarding school for children with visual impairment, a member of the Writers' Union of Belarus, whose name is included in the Grodno Honour Book. By the way, the poet issued a book of poems for children in honor of the holiday; this book is dedicated to sports.

Another graduate of the boarding school for children with visual impairments, Vladimir Zhirov, delighted the participants of the event with rousing songs. A pleasant surprise for all was the performance of the dog handlers of the Grodno Regional Department of the Ministry of Emergency Measures with their dogs , who followed different orders and tricks from the general training course. After the performance, the guys could make a photo with four-footed rescuers. In addition, the guests of the holiday were entertained by vocal performance by the students of the Grodno boarding school for children with hearing impairment and Natalia Plaisha, a young gymnast and a pupil of secondary school No. 27.

At the end of the event, the guys received sweet prizes and bright emotions, which will last until the next holiday.

Inessa Larionova mentioned: “I'd like to express my gratitude to the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, especially to Tatyana Khramova and Olga Yurago, senior teachers of the Department of Physical Education and Sports, who help us to organize this holiday every year.  By holding such holidays, we want to show that disabled children are not limited at all. The holiday shows that we are all together: children, adults and volunteers. Everyone helps and supports each other. Here the weak knows that he can rely on the help of the strong, and the strong one is ready to come to the rescue at any moment. And then all boundaries are erased, and everyone receives a colossal charge!”

The Festival of Ethnic Cultures of Eastern Countries was held for the first time at the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The event has become a stage of the “”, the National festival of creativity of foreign students of institutions of higher education, which recently started in Minsk.

A rich creative program for guests, students and teachers of the faculty, was presented by students from six eastern countries. The guys offered to make a journey around Asia.

Foreign students from Azerbaijan, covered with mountains of extraordinary beauty, were the first to host in.The guys surprised the audience with lively dances. The journey was continued in sunny Turkmenistan, where guests were treated to national dishes and were presented a dance show. Colorful Turkey was the next stop after which the guests got to Armenia. A gentle eastern dance was performed by a senior teacher of sociology and special sociological disciplines Narine Avetyan, an organizer of the holiday. Soon the participants of the holiday got in the country, which gave rise to many civilizations, China. Here the guys got acquainted with Chinese characters and national dances. The journey completed in Bangladesh. Hasan Begari, a student of the Faculty of Education, read his favorite poem "Everything begins with love", which symbolized the love of peoples to each other and peace between them.

Narine Sumbatovna said: "Organizing the holiday, we wanted to acquaint students and teachers with the rich color of the countries, native to our foreign friends".  Folk dances, symbols of the countries of the East, the aroma of spices in the air ⎯ all this created a special atmosphere. And the costumes were really marvelous! Each of guests was able to note the features of cut, ornament and the combinations of colors. The national cuisine provoked particular interest.  It was extraordinarily diverse: pita, Azerbaijani pizza, shashlik, flour products with raisins. All these dishes could be tasted by guests, in order to experience the spirit of the East”.

As participants of the event said, such evenings brought students of different faculties and nationalities together, widen their horizons, give a sense of pride for their national traditions. This is an excellent opportunity not only to make new friends and communicate with representatives of different peoples, but also to learn something new and interesting and understand that the university is not only lectures and credits.

The faculty notes that holding such festivals will become a good annual tradition

The festival of national cultures "Rainbow of Tolerance" united foreign students of the Faculty of Pre-university Training of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and schoolchildren of the gymnasium No. 5

This year the festival was held within the framework of the " F.-ART.bу" ,National festival of creativity of foreign students of institutions of higher education, under the slogan "We are different and this is our wealth, we are together  and this is our strength!"

Gymnasium No. 5 once again became a place for creativity not only for schoolchildren but also for foreign students of the Faculty of Pre-university Training from 14 countries: Belarus, Turkmenistan, China, Nigeria, Congo, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Pakistan, Germany, Iraq, Turkey, Ecuador , Cameroon, Nepal. Foreign guests introduced the audience the peculiarities of the national culture of their countries.

Master classes on origami and Chinese calligraphy successfully passed.

Elena Mohan, a senior lecturer of the Department of language training of Belarusian and foreign citizens, said: “Chinese students Gao Di, Wu YuYu and Zhou Xinyu demonstrated art technique of origami, taught Belarusian friends to make a jumping frog, this was especially liked by junior schoolchildren and a beautiful rose from which all girls were delighted. Shi Kan, Gu Tsin and Chi Shinwei gave a master class on Chinese calligraphy. Characters "Belarus", "China", "friendship" and personal names of participants have traditionally enjoyed great popularity among schoolchilden”.

Musical part of the festival, during which both students of the Faculty of Pre-university Training and schoolchildern of the gymnasium performed with musical and choreographic compositions, allowed nobody to be indifferent. At the festival songs were sung in Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Turkmen, Chinese and English. And presenters, Chao Tung, a student of the faculty of pre-university training and Veronika Kuzikevich, a young pedagogue of the gymnasium, kindly welcomed all the participants of the festival, keep up the mood of artists and spectators.

Spectators greeted with a prolong applause the Turkmen and Chinese international team, who performed the dance with umbrellas. The same pure and sonorous, like a mountain stream, was the performance of the song "Bracelet" by Shemshat Rahmanova.

Shi Kan from China introduced a song “Little Fortune”. And although he sang in Chinese, everyone understood the meaning of the song, because it was a song about love, and the language of love is understandable to everyone. Audience warmly supported Rihanna Adams from Nigeria, who sang a song “Star Warships”. All people join in a song “Katyusha”, which was presented by the “China-city” group. A song “Avalanche” performed by Chiara Gregor from Germany was very heartfelt. Khodavia Mantsiantima presented the audience a lyrical composition “Do not leave me”. Henry Carvahal (Ecuador) with his partner very gently and passionately performed a variety of salsa, bachatu.

Hospitable hosts are schoolchildren of the most creative gymnasium, who also delighted guests with gifts in return. Foreign students highly appreciated the beautiful vocal numbers and Belarusian national dances "Viarba", "Galepka" performed by the choreographic collective of Gymnasium No. 5.

In acknowledgment of gratitude, a student Sun Guohui presented a Chinese lantern, a symbol of the holiday, in memory of the meeting.

Students and undergraduates of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno presented their projects in the semifinal of the Republican contest of projects "Information and Mobile Technologies for the Educational Process"

Semifinal of the contest was held in Minsk on November 29 in the framework of the 1st International specialized scientific and technical exhibition-forum "Information Technologies in Education. ITE - 2017 ".

In total, 120 applications were submitted for the contest, organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the MTS company. 40 applications reached the semifinal , among them two were sent from the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The proposed developments are interdisciplinary projects of students and undergraduates of various specialties of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.
The students were given no more than three minutes for the presentation of the original idea of using information and communication technologies in the education system and persuading experts in the project's innovativeness.
Jury evaluated the tourist project "Music of centenary". Students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno offer to organize a tourist trip around Belarus for young people in an updated, interesting and attractive format 2.0. It involves acquaintance with the significant objects of the cultural and historical heritage of the country by means of cultural, educational and interactive items. The project is designed for schoolchildren who will take an examination or centralized testing on the history of Belarus and for students of junior courses who are interested in the history of their country. Another project, presented to the experts, is an information and educational Internet resource "MediaHouse", which is devoted to media education.
Finalists of the second Republican contest of projects "Information and Mobile Technologies for the Educational Process" were announced by the jury on December 4.

The rules of getting higher education of the II stage are adjusted in Belarus

The rules for admission of persons for getting higher education of the second stage was amended by the governmental decree of November 17, 2017

Particularly, the document is established the right to enter the magistracy for correspondence and full-time (evening) form only for citizens who have worked for at least 10 months.

Persons who are granted asylum in Belarus also can participate in the competition for admission to the magistracy in the state institutions of higher education at the expense from the republican budget. This provision grants equal right for these persons to receive education as the citizens of Belarus.

With respect to incoming foreign citizens and stateless persons who are temporarily staying or temporarily residing in Belarus, the requirements for admission and the list of documents presented to the admission committee are specified. In addition, a further interview for the academic disciplines has been introduced, and it will help to attract more qualified specialists from this category of people to study at the second stage of higher education.

The document also specified the form of approval of the admission quatas (according to types of educational programs and forms of education). At the same time, norms have been introduced that require to inform the public on the number of places provided for higher education of the second stage at the expense of the budget, and separate contests for studies at the second stage of higher education by correspondence and full-time (evening) forms, paid from the budget and on a fee basis

In order to exclude cases of simultaneous enrollment in two or more institutions of higher education, the norm of granting to the admission committee not a copy of the higher education document but the original was introduced.

In addition, the resolution provides equal conditions for admission to the magistracy in institutions of higher education for all specialties of the agricultural profile.

The rules are specified the procedure for conducting introductory tests and also there are established the procedure for conducting an additional interview on academic subjects.

The document is provided some privileges for the admission to the magistracy without admission tests for persons awarded “The winner of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the social support of talented pupils and students” and “The winner of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for supporting talented youth”.

At the same time, a list of categories of people enjoying the preemptive right to get the higher education of the second education has been added: for a scientifically oriented magistracy, having a higher average grade of a first degree diploma or an education certificate; for a practical-oriented magistracy - received a diploma with distinction or having a higher average grade of a diploma of higher education of the first degree or an education document at the end of the first stage of higher education.

In addition, the decree introduced limits for enrollment within 30 days after the beginning of the academic year, of persons who participated but failed in the entrance competition, for vacancies that appeared as a result of deductions from higher education institution.

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