Vitebsk hosted the participants of Spartakiada "To the Olympic tops", which this year was held under the auspices of the Union State from 3 to 8 October, 2016.
Among the athletes were more than 200 students from different regions of Belarus and Russia. Our country was represented by teams from eight universities, including Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. For five days students have been competing in volleyball, table tennis and 3x3 basketball.
Officials of the Union State, in particular, Margarita Levchenko, the Chief of the Department of Social Policy and Information Support at the Permanent Committee of the Union State, attended Spartakiada’s opening ceremony that was held at Vitebsk CSK on October, 3.
Vasiliy Kasach, the Deputy head of the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, welcomed the athletes on behalf of Alexander Shamko, the Minister of Sport and Tourism.
“An event of such a high level contributes to the strengthening of friendly relations between the youth of Belarus and Russia, the further development of physical culture and sports movement and promote a healthy lifestyle”, – noted Vasiliy Kasach.
Afterwards, the first matches between students of Russian and Belarusian universities were held.
According to the results of Spartakiada the women volleyball team of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno under the guidance of a coach Stanislav Lisowski, the Senior Lecturer of the Department of Physical Education and Sport (the Faculty of Physical Culture), took the 1st place.
The men volleyball team of Yanka Kupala State University was fourth in the competition. Our students in the competitions in playing table tennis and basketball 3x3 took the sixth place.
All new and current international students, local students, crazy tourists or anyone who is interested in, are invited to join International Students Welcome Party. This social gathering will be a great opportunity to meet other new students and members of different student organizations like SUNet, AEGEE-Grodno, YKSUG students.
There will be snacks, ice-breaking games, live-music, dancing, games, and prizes. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore Belarusian culture, local dishes degustation, Belarusian language workshop, karaoke, crocodile game, breathtaking dances. Best of all, this event is FREE to attend.
Where: Grodno, 32 Lenin st, classroom 3.
The excursion has been directed to broaden the horizons and explore the cultural and historical heritage of the neighboring countries.
The trip to Vilnius went through the ancient Lithuanian city of Trakay. Here, students and teachers of Humanitarian college of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno have visited the Trakay castle – the residence of the Lithuanian princes.
“Since 1962 there is a museum of the history of Trakay. In due time it was one of the most unapproachable and powerful fortresses in the territory of Grand Duchy of Lithuania”, – one of the students of college has told.
The next point of the trip was the capital of Lithuania - Vilnius, where YKSUG students discovered a long history of the city and visited the sights – Three Crosses Mount, Church of St. Peter and Paul, Cathedral Square, Vilnius University, Town Hall Square, the Church of the Holy Spirit Monastery, Church of St. Anne, Church of Dawn.
The purpose of a visit which took place on October 4, 2016, – was to get acquainted with Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and to meet a management of higher education institution for discussion of the perspective directions of interaction.
Yaroslav Ksenzhek has been appointed to serve as the General Consul in September of this year. Consul’s interest in education and, in particular, to the YKSUG isn't accidental: he started his career as the teacher at Historical institute of the Warsaw university and afterwards he chose to be an attaché, he combined teaching and work in Seoul (South Korea), Kharkiv (Ukraine) and Moscow (Russia).
During the meeting, the Rector, Andrey Korol, told the General Consul about achievements of YKSUG in scientific and cultural spheres, and also noted progress of alma mater in the field of the international relations. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has already entered into 29 agreements on cooperation signed with the Polish higher education institutions. Our university actively interacts with University in Bialystok, Gdansk university, Humanitarian and technical academy Bielsko-Biala, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. Academic mobility between higher educational institutions is established at the worthy level, strong business and personal contacts between professors are started. Students from different higher education institutions of Poland come here for the second year in a row to learn Russian at the Summer school. And in 2013 for the purpose of development of Polish Studies at our university there has been organized the Center of Polish language, literature and culture.
The head of the department of the Polish philology Evgeny Arkadyevich Pankov presented to the guest center’s activities.
“In 1989 the department of the Polish philology has been established at the university. Since then interest in Polish Studies grew. So, in April, 2013 in the YKSUG there has been established the Center of Polish language, literature and culture”, – Evgeny Arkadyevich has emphasized. – “Within various programs including "The invited professor", the lectures for the students learning Polish language are being conducted by outstanding scientists and public figures of Poland. For example, among them there is a director, professor Krzysztof Zanussi”.
The head of the Department of Polish Philology noted that the YKSUG organized Polish language courses, there is a club and branch of the department at the secondary school № 36, where students conduct research by request of educational institutions and present the results in their thesis. In 2014 together with University in Bialystok and the Warsaw university for our students there have been organized educational visits to the Polish higher education institutions. It is planned at the center to realize a number of programs and projects with assistance of General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Grodno.
During the meeting the sides discussed prospective directions of cooperation and agreed to develop cooperation in science and education, especially in the field of Polish Studies. The General Consul of the Republic of Poland in Grodno Yaroslav Ksenzhek has offered also expansion of interaction with a number of the Polish universities and has invited the academic community of YKSUG students to numerous cultural events which will hold on the basis of General Consulate in the nearest future.
“I hope that we will fill our relationship content, because we have a good space for cooperation development” - said Jaroslav Ksenzhek, concluding the meeting.
Vladislav Edeshko, the student of the Faculty of Physical Culture, got the first place in a weight category of 60kg on the Youth European Cup.
“Vlad had won three rounds at the preliminary stage and in the final his rival somehow pulled out”, – said Dmitry Varetz, the coach of the sportsman.
Vladislav became the European young champion on kickboxing in 2014. He won all the fights at that time. Moreover, one of them finished prematurely.
The student of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is planning to compete in the European Adult Thai Boxing Championship a month later.
Czech delegation visited Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on October 4, 2016. The main purpose of the meeting was to establish scientific and technical cooperation, to discuss issues of interaction in the field of scientific research.
Guests, who represented Central Bohemia Region, noted that their region is one of the most successful in the economic sphere and attractive for investments. Three areas are currently being actively developed and supported in the region– automotive, the sphere of mechanical engineering and chemical. Moreover, there is a Centre for Innovation in Central Bohemian Region, which has been working for many years. Its aim is to develop cooperation between academic science and companies and the business community of the region. The staff of the centre and universities undertakes a number of projects jointly with companies from China, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Israel.
During the meeting representatives of the Physico-Technical Faculty, the Faculty of Innovative Mechanic Engineering and ESPC "TechnoLab" have been presenting their innovations and projects, the authorship of which belongs to the scientists of the University.
“Educational laboratory equipment for schools and universities not only from Belarus, but also from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Mongolia, Azerbaijan is developed at Scientific and Educational Production Centre called "TechnoLab". All the equipment meets European standards of quality”, – noted Alexander Vasilevich, the Director of "TechnoLab". “We also design technological solutions for the construction industry. For example, our scientists have developed a special technology for the safe destruction of concrete and masonry structures using the method of electrohydraulic shock”.
Andrey Herman, the Dean of the Physico-Technical Faculty, noticed the fact that the faculty has more than 60 projects. The main fields of action are automation equipment, electronics, spectroscopy, the development of special purpose systems, methods of diagnosing objects and systems, laser technology.
Alexander Vorontsov, the Head of the Department of Materials Science and Resource-Saving Technologies( the Faculty of Innovative Mechanic Engineering), and Evgeny Ovchinnikov, the Associate Professor of the Department of Logistics and Management, suggested to the guests to cooperate in the mining industry, equipment development for medical purposes, as well as in the field of metalworking and woodworking.
“Our Czech colleagues after joining the free economic zone will have preferences in business organization and building a strong partnership with enterprises and organizations of Grodno region”, – said Alexander Vorontsov , the Head of the Department of Materials Science and Resource-Saving Technologies, the Faculty of Innovative Mechanic Engineering.
At the end of the visit the Czech delegation suggested to analyze the work on a joint project invested by the European Union, and discussed possible areas of cooperation together with scientists of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
Since September 30 to October 2 2016 in Lutsk (Ukraine) took place the international tournament in volleyball among women's teams "Lutsk meets friends 2016".
Took part 4 teams: “Volyn” Lutsk (Ukraine), “Kommunalnik-GRGU” Grodno (Belarus), “Orbita” Zaporozhye (Ukraine), “Megu-OSVSM” Rivne (Ukraine).
In a bitter struggle for the first place team “Kommunalnik-GRGU” won over “Volyn” with the score 3:1.
In the framework of the Days of Christian culture for students of the 1st year, speciality “Information Resources Management” of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the YKSUG there was organized a lecture “The Art of the Belarusian manuscripts.”
Lecture in the Department of rare books of Historical and Archaeological Museum in Grodno was held by the Professor of the Department of Belarusian and comparative linguistics of the faculty of Philology Valentina Vasilievna Marshevskaya and the group tutor Elena Vladimirovna Sereda.
Students were familiarized with the ancient sacred manuscripts of X-XI centuries, miniatures of XIV-XVI centuries, technology of writing and decoration of books in various styles of ancient Byzantine Renaissance.
At the YKSUG in the Faculty of Economics and Management was held training seminar “The use of information resources and learning tools”. The teaching staff of the faculty were visited by the chief of the educational-methodical department for quality management education Daria Sergeevna Shpak and the head of the laboratory of educational innovations Oleg Vladimirovich Kolyago.
Daria Sergeevna introduced the audience with the methodology, procedure development and formation of the Fund assessment tools, emphasizing that FAT is a component of normative-methodical support of educational programs of higher education and is one of the means of measuring learning effectiveness and guarantee the quality of education.
“One of the compulsory parts of the fund assessment tools is a Bank of test items, placed on the platform of the educational portal. Consulting and technical support for the formation of the Bank of tests items has a laboratory of educational innovations”, - said Oleg Vladimirovich Kolyago.
During the seminar, head of the laboratory of educational innovations gave a master class on drawing up of test tasks, placing them in the Bank of questions and formation tests in the EMCD system on the educational portal. Oleg Vladimirovich also introduced the participants with activities of the Laboratory of Educational Innovation, presented the electronic scientific and methodological journal “University of educational innovation” and invited all the teachers of the Faculty of Economics and Management to cooperate.
During the solemn meeting, held in Minsk in early September, which brought together more than 100 Belarusian students who participated in the cultural and educational visit to China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Tsui Tsimin declared a competition among students for the best essay and photo.
Among the participants of the competition were two YKSUG students ‑ 2nd year student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Evgenij Demidovich and 4th year student of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism Olga Gracheva, who were lucky to visit China in the framework of educational visit.
Our students should share the impressions and tell about the importance of this trip to their lives. The winner of a competition will have an opportunity to study free of charge in any Chinese higher educational institution on any program – BA, MA, Ph. D.
“At the moment I am in the process of drafting an essay” ‑ said Eugene Demidovich. – “Competition works are to be handed over in mid-October, and the results will be known only at the beginning of December this year. I hope I'm lucky!”
The cultural and educational visit to China took place from July 20 to July 30 this year. During the stay in China more than a hundred Belarusian students, including two representatives of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, visited a number of sights of this eastern country. Among them – Tszyuyyunguan - section of the Great Wall of China, the Centre of Chinese folk culture and crafts, national park "Mount Nyushou", Confucius’s Temple, Nanjing Museum, the residence of the President, a dynasty tomb of Ming, Imperial city, the Center of arts 798, Innovative science and technology park of "Zhongguancun", the Summer palace park and the Olympic Park. In addition, the students were introduced to Beijing, Naynkin, Dunnan, Tsinghua and Henan universities, attended lectures on the Chinese economics, as well as visited holidays and creative evenings, organized by Chinese students.