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IV Regional Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language is held at Yanka Kupala State University

15 students and students of preparatory courses of universities and colleges of the Grodno region take part in the Olympiad.
These are citizens of eight countries - Brazil, Congo, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Mali, Togo, Cameroon, Sri Lanka - who are only studying Russian in their first year of school. Participation in the Olympiad is a great opportunity to check what real success they managed to achieve during the first year of study.
– The Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language is held by the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of Kupala University for the fourth time. This is a regional Olympiad, which is attended by students and students of all educational institutions of the Grodno region. And the jury that will determine the winners and prize – winners of the Olympiad will include representatives of all three Grodno universities, – said Inna Samoilova, Head of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of the Faculty of Pre-University Training of Yanka Kupala State University.
She also noted that such intellectual competitions help motivate foreign students to further study the Russian language and culture. This is important because knowing the language afterwards helps them to adapt more quickly to the student environment.
– Foreign students and students really strive to learn the Russian language, even if they study at the university in English, - said Inna Samoilova. – After all, they live in our country, are mainly in the Russian-speaking environment. It is important for them to interact with other students, build relationships, and understand each other.
Participants of the Olympiad will have to pass three stages of tests. They will have to demonstrate an understanding of authentic oral speech, perform a lexico-grammatical test and make an oral statement on one of the proposed topics before the jury. For example, they will be asked to talk about choosing their own path and the importance of knowledge, about love and the value of health, about mistakes, life's victories and defeats. It is important to note that the participants of the Olympiad will learn their topic for oral statements immediately before the speech.
According to the results of the Olympiad, the winners and prize-winners will be determined. They will be awarded certificates and gifts-souvenirs and books that will help them learn more about Belarus, its traditions, and also contribute to further improving their knowledge of the Russian language.

Alexey Dudorov, a student of Yanka Kupala State University, won gold at the European Trampoline Championship The European Trampoline Championships were held from April 29 to May 2 in Sochi

The large-scale competitions in Sochi brought together 300 athletes from 23 countries. Over the course of four days, athletes competed for medals in individual and team disciplines: individual jumps, acrobatic track and synchronized trampoline jumping.
The Belarusian national trampoline team successfully competed at the European Championships in Sochi. The team consisted of a 4th-year student of Kupala University Alexey Dudorov. Together with his teammates Ivan Litvinovich, Oleg Ryabtsev, Vladislav Goncharov, Alexey rose to the highest step of the podium, winning the "gold" of the championship in the team competition.

About 1,000 graduates of Yanka Kupala State University will be assigned to the first job this year (VIDEO ADDED)

On 8th of April in Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno started the distribution of university graduates of daily budget students. The first recipients were from the Faculty of Physical Education. The first job was allocated primarily to students who were trained with funds from the national budget. However, as in previous years, job placement was also available for fee-paying students.
– Every year the Yanka Kupala State University provides 100% of graduates with the first job. In fact, we already at the stage of the reception campaign carry out the recruitment of students according to the needs of the client organizations, therefore we have no problems with the distribution of graduates, - explained Marina Kolotsa— the Head of the educational-methodical administration. Further education at the university is carried out in close cooperation with the clients of personnel. They participate in the preparation of curricula, conduct classes and they are members of State examination commissions. Our students are practicing at their intended place of employment. At the request of the client organizations, students write diploma and carry out interdisciplinary projects. And finally, the first job for many of our graduates is the place they have been preparing for throughout their studies. For example, Oksana Dobrinskaya, a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education, successfully combined university and work in kindergarten, introducing children to physical culture. She didn’t worry on the eve of the distribution: Oksana has an application from a future employer and a fairly high rating among the students of the faculty.
– I’m the third-highest in my class, so I’m counting on a good distribution, - told Oksana Dobrinskaya. - I’ve been working at a kindergarten in Grodno as a physical education director for a year now. I hope I’ll stay there, I really like my job. I’ve learned a lot already, and in two years I’ll be a young specialist, I’ll learn more about the profession, I’ll gain experience.
But Artem Zayac knew that he would return to his native Dyatlovsky district four years ago, when he was just admitted to the Faculty of Physical Culture of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. He has a target orientation and also experience in one of the Grodno schools, which will be useful for him in the workplace, where he will go on distribution already as a young specialist.
– In my third year as a university student, I started working in school № 22, in Grodno. It was not difficult to combine work and study, as the university provides opportunities for those who work to attend classes on an individual schedule. Now, I’ll return to the Dyatlovsky district, where I have family, relatives. So I’m pleased that this is the way things turn out - shared with Artem Zayac.
Every year the Yanka Kupala State University provides the first job for all graduates. Applications from institutions and organizations of the city and region are sufficient, and this year there are even more applications than graduates to be distributed.
– This year at our faculty there are 36 students of the budgetary form of education, including 7 athletes of the national team, who are in a position not to be distributed - noted Andrey Navoichik, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Culture. - It should be noted that, as of today, we have twice as many applications than graduates who need the distribution. Two fee-paying students have expressed a desire to get assigned to the first job. I think there will be others by the end of the school year.
Graduates of the Faculty of Physical Education are assigned to pre-school and general secondary schools, as well as to sports schools for children and young people and physical education centers. Some athletes remained in their teams.
In general, the Yanka Kupala State University in Grodno plans to distribute about 1,000 graduates in 2021. Generally, 90 per cent of them stay in the Grodno region. The most in demand today are graduates of pedagogical specialties. By the way, at Kupalov University about 40% of graduates are young teachers. The graduates of pedagogical specialties are the most needed. By the way, at Yanka Kupala State University about 40% of graduates are young teachers.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will participate in the International Innovation Exhibition and Research Competition HI-TECH-2021

The exhibition «High Technologies. Innovation. Investment» will take place on April 21-23 in Saint Petersburg.
In the collective section of scientific and technical development of the Ministry of Education of Belarus at the International Exhibition «High Technologies. Innovation. Investment» (HI-TECH) two developments will be presented by Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The developer of «Digital Systems of Spectral Measurement Automation» is Andrey Herman, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering. The development is intended for the automation of spectral measurements in the creation of new and modernization of existing scientific installations and laboratory equipment used in optical spectroscopy.
The second project, which will be presented at the exhibition and also take part in the competition «Best Innovative Project and Best Scientific and Technical Development of the Year» is - «Energy-efficient Thermal Insulation Foam Glass Material». Scientists of Yanka Kupala State University have developed the optimal structure of foam glass in order to reduce its energy consumption and cost of production. It is a modification of the classical foam glass by replacing the traditional gas reservoir with a local raw material resource, dolomite flour, and the use of granite cuttings to reduce energy costs up to 30 percent during the milling of raw materials. The proposed material can be used for the thermal rehabilitation of existing buildings and structures, as well as for the heating of building structures of new buildings and structures. It is worth noting that at present no foam-glass is produced in the Republic of Belarus at all, and in the Russian Federation the volume of foam-glass is less than 5 per cent of the volume of heat-insulating materials produced. On the other hand, the prevalence of cullet in the national economy and the intensive waste from the stone processing industry imply their integrated use in the production of building materials, in particular foam-glass. A team of scientists from the Engineering and Construction faculty of Yanka Kupala State University worked on the project. The promotion of development is carried out by the assistant professor of the department of construction production, project manager Dmitry Safonchik and senior lecturer, project developer Svetlana Maksimovich. The research phase has now been completed. At the competition in Saint Petersburg, the development of Yanka Kupala State University will be presented in the nomination «The best innovative project (development) in the field: new materials and technologies, chemical products». HI-TECH is one of the first Russian events in the field of high technology, innovation and investment projects in the field of science and technology. The exhibition is held jointly with the Saint Petersburg Technical Fair, which opens new business opportunities for the participants of the event. The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus has been taking part in the exhibition HI-TECH and the competition of scientific developments since 2007. This year, 40 projects will be presented from 12 organizations and institutions of the Ministry of Education of Belarus. In 2020, representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University brought from Saint Petersburg a diploma and a special prize for the development of «Hybrid technologies for the creation of especially hard and super-solid nanocomposite vacuum coatings». In 2019, students of Yanka Kupala State University were awarded a diploma for active participation in the International Exhibition HI-TECH. In 2016, at the National Exhibition of the Republic of Belarus at the International Exhibition-Congress «High Technologies. Innovation. Investment» the development of scientists of Yanka Kupala State University was awarded with the 2nd degree and silver medal for the best innovative project (development) in the field of nano-systems, nano-devices, nano-materials, nano-technologies, nano-electronics, nano-photonics, spintronics, Bionics, nano-computers, nano-medications.

 

Yanka Kupala State University and International University of Innovative Technologies of Kyrgyzstan plan to implement a joint educational program to train Master’s students in construction

The most promising areas of collaboration between Universities were identified during an online event.
The discussion was held with the participation of the Rector of the International University of Innovative Technologies Ulugbek Begaliev and the Vice-Chancellor of the Educational Work of the Yanka Kupala State University Yuri Belykh. Also the Dean of the Engineering and Construction Faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University Alla Volik was present at the meeting. She spoke about that fruitful cooperation in the field of science that has been going on for about a year and a half between Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and the International University of Innovative Technologies. Representatives of the two partner universities regularly participate in joint research and practical conferences and workshops and share their knowledge and expertise. During the online dialogue, a proposal was also made to the scientists of the two universities to become more active in scientific publications of the Yanka Kupala State University and the International University of Innovative Technologies.
Joint implementation of educational projects could be the next step towards further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between universities, as noted during the virtual meeting. Thus, the idea of joint training of masters in the field of construction was voiced. Working groups will be set up in the near future, after studying the curriculum, to begin planning the educational programme. The representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic noted that they were ready to consider options for developing joint educational programs to train specialists not only in the construction field but also in the economy and the energy sector.
The Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has not yet carried out joint educational programmes with universities in the Kyrgyz Republic. However, two years ago, international cooperation agreements were signed with three institutions of higher education in Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz State University named after I. Arabayev, The Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn and the Bishkek Humanitarian University named after K. Karasayev.
Topic: At the moment Kupalov University successfully implements joint educational programs with six foreign institutions of higher education: AIC Campus (Sri Lanka), Aktyubinsk Regional State University named after K. Zhurbanov (Republic of Kazakhstan) Tashkent State University of Law (Uzbekistan), Shandong University, Karshin State University and Chongqing Polytechnic University.

Yanka Kupala State University is expanding cooperation with one of the largest universities in Uzbekistan. On the 25th of March there was an online meeting with representatives of Karshin State University at Yanka Kupala State University

At the beginning of the meeting, the rector of the Yankф Kupala State University, Irina Kiturko, noted the effectiveness of the agreement on cooperation between Yanka Kupala State University and the Karshin State University.
– We can already be proud of some of the successes we have achieved - Irina Kiturko stressed. - The cooperation agreement between our universities was signed in March 2020. In May of last year, we concluded an agreement on realization of joint educational program «2+2» on preparation of specialists with higher education of the 1st stage in specialty «Applied mathematics» and are ready to expand cooperation. I’m sure the specialists who are present at the meeting have something to offer each other.
– There is a correlation between your offers and ours, - said the vice-principal for the educational work of the Yanka Kupala State University Yuri Belokh. - I think that the cooperation agreement we already have promotes the ideas voiced today. In the near future, we will need to concretize these proposals and make them part of a program of cooperation or a road map. The representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University invited colleagues from Karshin State University to participate in academic exchanges of staff for internships and lectures at partner universities, and invited them to participate in Yanka Kupala State University’s Activities.
– We are ready to share our findings and propose to organize scientific seminars at the department level in the near future, during which colleagues-scientists could get to know each other better, to establish personal contacts, - noted Yuri Romanovsky, Vice-Chancellor for scientific work of the Yanka Kupala State University. - I would also like to draw attention to the fact that the Science and Technology Park has been opened at Yanka Kupala State University, which could become a platform for creating a joint product with our foreign colleagues.
At the end of the meeting, the representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University and the Karshin State University agreed to document the most promising areas of cooperation in the near future and then to proceed with the implementation of the identified plans.

In the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno students met with Lilia Kiryak, a deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus

Students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno learned about the changes to be made to the updated Education Code and were invited to attend one of the spring parliamentary sessions.
Lilya Kiryak is the Deputy Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. Welcoming the students of the University, she noted that it was very important for her to have a frank discussion on relevant topics with representatives of her home university.
– I look forward to an honest conversation and I’m ready to answer any questions or suggestions you may have, said Lilia Kiryak. - There are future teachers among you, so I am sure you will be interested to learn about some of the innovations of the draft new Code on Education of the Republic of Belarus.
According to the deputy, the draft of the new Code envisages the amendment of those articles that define the rights and obligations of participants in the educational process. Lilia Kiryak also drew attention to innovations in the bill related to social support for graduates of higher education institutions. In particular, young professionals and associated preferences now will be available to university graduates who have paid for higher education. The target enrolment in institutions of higher education will be expanded in order to ensure a personnel contract, and the restrictions for target areas will be removed on the basis of area. A further innovation is the adoption of the new Education Code, distance education as an independent form of education would be legislated, noted Lilia Kiryak.
During the meeting, the participants asked whether the status of Master would be enshrined in legislation. The Member of the House of Representatives replied that work was under way and that the status of the Master would subsequently be specified in a by-law. In addition, students were interested in the distribution of graduates, asked about the creation of conditions for the self-realization of young people in the chosen profession, discussed ideas on how to support young and talented children to stay in the study and work in the home country. They also spoke about various youth initiatives, volunteer activities and the importance of civic and patriotic education in the educational institutions of Belarus.

The students were particularly interested in the proposal Lilia Kiryak to participate in the parliamentary session. – We start on 4 April, and I invite you to attend one of the sessions. There are now serious legislative acts on the agenda, which are actively discussed by deputies. There are always many disputes, interesting proposals. See how the process of adoption of laws is going, - requested Lilia Kiryak.
In concluding the dialogue with the students of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Lilia Kiryak, a deputy of the Representatives House of the Belarus National Assembly, wished everyone good health, successful life and career

Yanka Kupala State University’s Professor Igor Martynenko participated in the 4th International Scientific-Practical Conference «Economic-Legal Problems Ensuring Economic Security»

At the scientific forum in Yekaterinburg, the representative of the Yanka Kupala State University presented tools for minimizing and eliminating economic threats.

At the 4th International Scientific and Practical Conference «Economic and Legal Problems Ensuring Economic Security» Head of the Department of Civil Law and the Process of the Faculty of Law Igor Martynenko made a plenary presentation «Legal System of Economic Security: The Experience of the Republic of Belarus». During the discussion, Igor Eduardovich shared his views on the challenges and threats to economic security and the legal tools to counter them.
The conference was attended by lawyers and economists from universities and scholars from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Russia. The Scientific Forum was held at the Ural State Economic University in Yekaterinburg with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Applicants with high achievements in academic subjects, creativity or sports can count on an incentive supplement to the scholarship, as well as other benefits during training

Holders of diplomas of the I, II, III degree of international Olympiads in accordance with the list approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the Republican Olympiad in academic subjects, when enrolling in the 1st year, become participants of the loyalty program "At the top of Olympus – 50". The program also includes first-year students-winners of international and national creative competitions and festivals, Olympiads in the subjects of culture and art, winners of the International Championship "WorldSkills", the championships "WorldSkillsBelarus", "WorldSkillsRussia", "WorldSkillsAsia". Such applicants, when entering Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, can count on an incentive supplement to the scholarship in the amount of 50 percent during the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, on research and project activities under the guidance of leading teachers and researchers of the university, as well as on the preferential right to study for one (two) semesters in leading Belarusian and foreign institutions of higher education.
Winners of the third (regional) and second (district, city) stages of the republican Olympiad in academic subjects and the regional stages of the WorldSkillsBelarus championship, as well as holders of diplomas of the I, II, III degree of the regional stage of the Olympiad in the academic subject "Drawing" among students of institutions of general secondary, vocational and secondary special education, when enrolling in Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, are guaranteed an incentive supplement to the scholarship in the amount of 30 percent during the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, provided that, that they do not receive a higher incentive supplement to the scholarship under the loyalty program "At the top of Olympus-50".
First-year students from among the winners of the multidisciplinary Olympiad of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno "Yanka Kupala University Olympiad", held in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years, can count on an incentive supplement to the scholarship in the amount of 30 percent during the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year within the framework of the program "Together to new Heights". In addition, they will be given a preferential right to study for one (two) semesters in leading Belarusian and foreign institutions of higher education.
Among other activities of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Loyalty Program for applicants is an incentive supplement to the scholarship in the amount of 20 percent during the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year for one first-year student of each of the pedagogical specialties who scored the highest number of points on two profile entrance tests. Such first-year students will be given the priority right to choose the base of pedagogical practice.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is waiting for motivated, capable and gifted applicants who are focused on a high level of education and have the qualities of research and business activity and initiative. Realize your potential together with Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno!

Karina Sorgovitskaya and Miroslav Romanchuk - winners of the competition «Miss and Mister University - 2021»! The Spring Festival of Beauty, Youth and Artistic Prowess was held at Yanka Kupala State University on March 25

At the beginning of the competition, the leaders noted the symbolism of the holiday: «Miss and Mister University» takes place in 2021 in the 21st century and 21st time. This time it was special for students of YKSUG - last year the final part of the competition wasn’t held due to epidemiological situation. That is why this spring celebration of beauty, youth and artistic prowess took place under the motto «Reboot», giving all spectators of the contest the opportunity to enjoy truly beautiful and impressive show. Yanka Kupala State University’s Rector Irina Kiturko welcomed the participants, guests and jury.
– Today, there will be harmony, flourishing and the sincerest feelings, all of the 8 boys and 8 girls are wonderful. They have already achieved their first victory - victory over themselves - by coming to this stage.
Irina Kiturko noted that she was particularly pleased to see the first year students who had just became members of a YKSYG family and were not afraid to make a serious move by loudly declaring themselves on the university’s main stage.

– I wish tonight would give us a wonderful emotion - a creative one. And it brings us love and spring, said Irina Fedorovna. - Also, I sincerely wish success and good luck to our students, who will be showing us their talents and beauty and to the audience - the pleasure of tonight!
For two and a half hours, the students surprised the guests in competitive defiles and incredible choreographic numbers, and revealed their special talents in a creative contest. There were all kinds of dances at the stage: with notes of the east and elements of the contempt, sensual slow and enthusiastically dynamic. The contestants also recited poetry and demonstrated excellent vocal abilities. To get to know each participant, to learn about the passions and interests of the children, the jury and the audience could use video cards, and to appreciate a sense of humor, charisma and intelligence - in video frames blitz-poll from the leading contestants. The contest of beauty, grace and artistic prowess by the competition «Spring Breath» in evening-cocktail outfits has ended. In the framework of the holiday show participants and winners of the contest «Miss and Mister University» of past years, congratulated the contestants of this year and delighted with their creative numbers, which once impressed spectators of the competition.
The main intrigue of the contest was resolved by opening envelopes with names of winners by the assistant of the President of the Republic of Belarus - inspector of the Grodno region Yuri Karaev and the Rector of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno —Irina Kiturko.
The holder of the title «Miss University - 2021» became a student of the 3rd course of the Law Faculty Karin Sorgovitskaya. She received a handmade tiara from the winner of the 2019 contest, Gleb Kodentsova. The title «Mister University - 2021» was won by 1-year student of the faculty of physical culture Miroslav Romanchuk. The symbol of the contest - the velvet cylinder - was presented to him by the holder of the title Miss University - 2019» Tatiana Scherbach. Winners were awarded with monetary certificates from the university for the sum of 500 rubles, as well as the possibility of free education in the driving school «Autoelite».
The winners of the competition were determined and in separate nominations - the children received gifts from partners and monetary certificates from Yanka Kupala State University. By the way, some participants of the contest «Miss and Mister University - 2021» became holders of several titles at once. Thus, in the nomination «Mister Photo» the winner was the 1st year student of the Faculty of Physical Culture Nikita Lukashov. Also the young man became the holder of the title «Mister Internet» on the results of the Internet-voting, and was recognized as the best on the results of the viewer vote in the nomination «Mister Audience Sympathies». «Miss photo» was recognized as a law student Karin Sorgovitskaya. Maria Kaminskaya, 3rd year student of the Faculty of Innovative Technologies of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the titles «Miss Internet» and «Miss Audience Sympathies», becoming the best on the results of voting online and in the auditorium.
«Miss friendship» according to the version of the contestant of the contest was a student of the 1st course of the philological faculty Ekaterina Matyukevich, and participants named the holder of the title «Mister leader» - it became a student of the faculty of physical culture Miroslav Romanchuk. The jury nominated «The most creative performance» The performance of the third-year student of the philological faculty Gosha Sahedov and the second-year student of the faculty of arts and design Karina Bovzhik were nominated with the title «The most creative performance». The title «The Studentship Queen» and the opportunity to represent the Yanka Kupala State University at the regional stage of the competition «The Studentship Queen» was received by the student of the 3rd course of the Law Faculty Alyona Salvonchik.

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