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The first Infoday in this year was held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno within the project “Modernisation of Master Curriculum in ICT for Enhancing Student Employability” (MaCICT)

On the Infoday the representatives of the project’s work group informed and updated 26 students and 7 teachers on the current state of the MaCICT-project, its benefits and impact on the future.

As part of dissemination, the MaCICT-project’s partners created leaflets about the project and work results. New leaflets created by YKSUG were presented to the invited students and teachers on the Infoday.

They may be found via the link:

MACICT special edition: The brightest events of the second year of implementation

«Our project has reached the last year and this is a good time to see the results. MACICT partners in Belarus have developed unique Master's Courses in IT that optimally prepare students for a career in this sector. Learning-by-Doing is an important part of the modernized courses. In this way we have implemented several international projects in which students have developed different software. With MACICT, we have prepared the perfect springboard for students to pursue successful careers after graduation. Becoming a Master with MACICT is worth it!», said Prof. Dr. Juho Mäkiö, project coordinator.

More information about the MACICT outcomes and outputs of the second year of implementation may be found via the link:

A seminar was held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics to disseminate the experience of participation and the results of the MACICT project

The information about MACICT current state and future work may be found via the link:
The information about development of the course «Design of Experiment» may be found via the link:

Students of the YKSUG and BrSTU united in the DIATOM team and took part in the course "Industrial Software Engineering" driven by our partner, IT-University of Copenhagen

DIATOM worked on The Seed project which is a digital tool that enables more efficient integration of refugees in the Danish labor market.

The team’s goal was to create a Job Center Dashboard to allow job center employees register newly unemployed people and follow their journey on their way of finding a job.
The team applied Scrum and practiced many modern technologies (NodeJS, ReactJS, GraphQL, Docker, Kubernetes).

MACICT project’s team at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno shared the experience of modernizing the master's curriculum in IT majors during a national online seminar, conducted by the National Erasmus+ Office

In order to widely disseminate and implement the results of international projects, as well as European teaching and learning practices in higher education institutions, the National Erasmus+ Office in Belarus conducted a national online seminar.

During the seminar, the YKSUG team shared the experience of modernizing the master's curriculum in IT majors, which was obtained during the implementation of the MaCICT project.

Lada Rudikova gave a presentation «Experience in modernizing master's curricula in IT majors»
Link to presentation (RU):

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.

Representatives of the Yanka Kupala State University and the Lipetsk State Technical University discussed prospects for cooperation

The visit of the delegation from the Russian Federation to the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took place on the 29th of March.
Head of the Department of Pressure Metal Processing Igor Mazur and Head of the Department of International Relations Anna Pozdniakova represented the Lipetsk State Technical University. Head of the International Center of Education Elena Belokoz, Dean of Engineering and Construction Faculty Alla Volik, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Innovative Technologies of Mechanical Engineering Victor Voropaev, Professor of Materials Science and Resource Saving Technologies Gennady Kostyukovich and Chief Metallurgist of JSC «Belkard» Nikolay Deshuk represented the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Igor Mazur, Head of the Department of Pressure Metal Processing, noted the recent increase in interaction between Russian and Belarussian universities in the field of education and science, with an emphasis on the involvement of the regions of both countries. Head of the International Center of Education, Yelena Belokoz stressed that Yanka Kupala State University was actively developing international cooperation and constantly searches for new directions and proposals for joint programmes and that it has more than 200 cooperation agreements—most of them with Russian universities.
During the negotiations, representatives of the Lipetsk State Technical University discussed with colleagues from the Yanka Kupala State University the implementation of the «Visiting Professor» program, the implementation of individual education for foreign students on the educational standards of Belarus. Separately, the parties referred to the post-college or post-college education process - what benefits are provided to students and what programs they continue to receive. The representatives of the Lipetsk State Technical University expressed particular interest in the mobility of students of intermediate and higher education institutions, with the possibility of internships in local enterprises.

Youth Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals and the student of the YKSUG Yaroslava Sapach held a meeting with the students of Yanka Kupala State University

The theme of meeting on March 31 was «Sustainable development - the future of the planet in our hands».
The idea of meeting with students of different faculties and the activation of the Coordinating Student Council was initiated by Yaroslava Sapach, a fourth-year student of the Biology and Ecology Faculty and Youth Ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals. She informed students about 17 sustainable development goals, their history and significance in today’s world, noting that they were a call to action from all countries, aimed at improving human well-being and protecting the entire planet.
The meeting continued with a dialogue on what is being done in Belarus to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and with a discussion with the students on what they can do to fulfil those ideas in their daily lives.

Employees of YKSUG were awarded for professional achievements

The award ceremony took place during the University Council meeting on 31 March.
Yanka Kupala State University’s Vice-Rector for Educational Work, the candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, associate Professor Vasily Senko, and Head of the Human Resources and Legal Work Centre Galina Sakomskaya are awarded with the letter of thanks from the President of the Republic of Belarus. The Professor of Theoretical Physics and Heat Engineering, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Slavamir Anoufric was awarded with the Certificate of merit of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and with the memorial sign «In honour of the 90th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus» for achievements in the field of laser physics and optics, fruitful development of international scientific cooperation, the successful implementation of the projects of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research.
Certificate of merit of YKSUG was given to the head of the Information and Analytical Centre, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Evgeniy Olizarovich for many years of fruitful work, high achievements in professional activity and for significant personal contribution to the development of the Yanka Kupala State University. During the University Council meeting the rector of YKSUG Iryna Kiturko congratulated her colleagues for conferring academic degrees and titles. Head Professor of the Foreign Languages Department Natalia Levchenko and Senior Professor of Finance and Accounting, Candidate of Economic Sciences Anastasia Chigrina were awarded with the Candidate’s degree of Philology. The academic title of assistant professor in specialty «Military Art and Military Construction» was awarded to Igor Naryshkin.

Kick-off Meeting of the Project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights” (CRIMHUM) within ERASMUS+

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz hospitably hosted the Kick-Off Meeting and Initial Conference of the CRIMHUM-project from 28 April to 2 May 2019.
This event was attended by representatives of the partner organizations: the University of Graz (project coordinator / Austria), the University of Potsdam (Germany), Aix-Marseille Université (France), the Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka (Croatia), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarus), Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko (Ukraine), Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine), National University “Odesa Law Academy” (Ukraine), Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers (NGO, Belarus).
The events were chaired by the project coordinator Professor Gabriele Schmölzer and the project managers Professor Thomas Krüssmann and Associate Professor Vadzim Samaryn.
During the Kick-off Meeting, the project and the participants were welcomed by the Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Martin Polaschek and by the Dean of the Law Faculty, Prof. Dr. Johannes Zollner. The participants were greeted by H.E. Oleksandr Scherba, Ambassador of Ukraine to Austria, Mag. Andrei Yaroshkin on behalf of H.E. Alena Kupchyna, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Austria, Abg.z.NR. Prof. Dr. Josef Smolle on behalf of Landeshauptmann Hermann Schützenhöfer.
The project coordinators presented the main idea and goals, forms of interaction of the project partners. Quality Manager Vadzim Samaryn delivered a detailed report on the main stages and content of the project implementation. Then Project Manager Thomas Krüssmann introduced the partner universities from the European Union (Programme Countries). The representatives of the universities from Belarus and Ukraine presented their institutions.
In the evening, the participants attended the reception on behalf of the mayor in the Town Hall, where they also heard information about Graz as the city of Human Rights (the Graz Human Rights Council, Mag. Daniela Grabovac).
The first part of the following day covered a wide range of issues, including discussion of the content and the financial part of the project, its methodology and principles; project managers and logo were adopted, working groups were built, as well as the planned activities for 2019 were discussed. The participants discussed prepared structures of the National Concepts of the new Master program and the questions for the questionnaire as well as the methodology its carrying out.
The preliminary content of the course books was presented by the national teams and discussed. The last part of the event was devoted to the discussion of the books and equipment to be purchased within the project.
The useful part of the conference were study visits: a visit to the management of the High Regional Court and the State Prosecutor’s Office of Styria (the project participants were explained about the system of training for judicial and prosecutorial staff in Austria), a visit to the Museum of Criminology at the Law School of the University of Graz, where the excursion was led by its director Priv.-Doz. MMag. DDr. Christian Bachhiesl.
The host university organized for the participants of the event a city tour with a “climbing” to the Schlossberg mountain.
Participants from Belarus and Ukraine also took the opportunity and attended Eggenberg Palace and the Park nearby.
Following the implementation of the work program of the events, all the planned issues were discussed and a solid foundation was laid for further fruitful and barrier-free work with the project coordinators and partner organizations.

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