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The General Consul of the Republic of Poland in Grodno Yaroslav Ksenzhek has visited the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

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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.

 

Student of YKSUG wins the Youth Kickboxing European Cup

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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.

 

Representatives of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and business community of Central Bohemian Region discussed prospective lines of cooperation (the video inside)

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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.

 

The team of “Kommunalnik-GRGU” became the winner of the international tournament in volleyball among women's teams “Lutsk meets friends 2016”

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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.

 

Students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics got acquainted with the art of the Belarusian manuscripts.

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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.

 

The method of formation of the fund assessment tools has been discussed at the faculty of Economics and Management

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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.

 

Students of YKSUG take part in the competition for the best essay and photo, organized by the Ministry of Education of China.

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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.

 

Students of the YKSUG became laureates and prize-winners of the Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup.

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The Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup 16-17 September 2016 gathered more than 100 participants. Among them were representatives of the YKSUG.

After two days of competition the winners were the student of Faculty of Psychology Yekaterina Kalyuzhnaya and the student of Faculty of Physical Education Ksenia Danilovich. Third place went to student of Faculty of Physical Education Elizabeth Rusanova. The top five also included Julia Trahnevich the student of the Faculty of Law.

Coach of the YKSUG team was the head of sport games department, Faculty of Physical Education Alexander Revokatovich Bardin.

It worth mentioning, that the Republic of Belarus Sambo Cup is one of the first national sports event in the 2016/2017 academic year, where representatives of our alma mater win prizes and show good results.

Representatives of the YKSUG took part in the city day celebration.

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On 17th September Grodno celebrated its 888-anniversary. The participants of the festive events were representatives of the YKSUG.

The academic community of YKSUG students marched in a column and carried the flag of Grodno through the main street of the city. The column was headed by Senior Vice-Rector Irina Fedorovna Kiturko, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Gennady Alekseevich Gachko and Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs Vasili Vasilyevich Senko.

 

The project "Health Marathon" has started at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (PHOTO REPORT)

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The first event of the project was held on September 13,2016 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The most active students, teachers and staff of our alma mater took part in sports competitions.

Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs has opened the marathon. Vasily Senko noted that YKSUG pays close attention to the development of sport and making priority of a healthy lifestyle. He also wished the participants of the marathon health, maintenance, gambling and fighting, good results, bright emotions and good impression.

The Chairman of the coordination student Council, the 3rd -year student of the faculty of Education, Jana Milyuk, adressed parting words to the participants.

Then the first competition has been started at University stadium. The participants competed in four kinds of sport: relay racing, kettlebell lifting, artistic cycling and playing mini-football.

Best in the mixed relay race 4x400 m were 3rd-year students of the Faculty of Physical culture: Alexander Khilmanovich, Alexey Senko, Andrey Ljubovic and Ian Sloma. The second and the third place also were taken by t students of Faculty of Physical culture, and the fourth place were taken by representatives of the Faculty of Law.

The competition in kettlebell lifting was held in three weight categories. The winners were 1 st-year student of the military faculty Andrey Yushchenko (weight category 75 kg), 1 st-year student of the Faculty of Physical culture Zahar Dmitrichenko (up to 90 kg) and 2nd -year student of the Faculty of Physical culture Arthur Veko (over 90 kg).

In the competition of artistic cycling the winners have been identified both among boys and among girls. They were 5th-year  student of the Military Faculty, Dmitry Tarasov, and the 3rd -year student of  the Faculty of Physical culture, Violetta Chuikova.

There were three teams in the game on mini-football. The best in the competition was the team of men students of the University called "Student club". Second place went to the team "Teachers of University" and the third went to the team called "Swallows of YKSUG , which consists of women students.

The competition ended with rewarding of winners and prize winners.

The next event of "Health Marathon" will be held in the City Day, on September 17. A score of representatives of our alma mater will take part in the orienteering, the "First start".

The project ""Health Marathon"" will last for five years and will end in 2020. During this period Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is planning a number of events. Sporting competition, Sportlandia, walking tours and bike rides, trainings and master-classes, charity events, concerts and flash mobs are among them.

The project designed to develop sustainable values among students for promoting the ideas of healthy lifestyle and health care as an resource of  well-being and success.

 

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