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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”.

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!”

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