Project monitoring during the visit of Mr. Ralf Rahders in Belarus (Minsk)
November 21, 2019 as part of Mr. Ralf Rahders, Head of the Unit Erasmus+: Higher Education - International Capacity Building of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), visit to Belarus the monitoring of the project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights” (CRIMHUM) was held by the National Erasmus+ Office in Belarus. The event was attended by CRIMHUM project managers Aleh Maroz and Vadzim Samaryn, as well as representatives of project teams from the Belarusian State University (senior lecturer of the Department of Criminal Law, Master of Laws Kiryl Zakhilko) and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Candidate of Legal Sciences Uladzimir Sorkin).
After greeting by the Head of the National Erasmus + Office, Alena Belanovich, the project itself and the level of its development were presented by the project quality manager Vadzim Samaryn.
The presentation ended with a discussion on the financial management of Erasmus + projects. Mr. Ralf Rahders asked questions about the feasibility of the project.
Kiryl Zakhilko presented the results of a survey of graduates, laid the foundation for the Concept of the master's program in criminal justice (version - Belarus).
In general, the development of the project was evaluated positively.
First CRIMHUM Evaluation Seminar in Kharkiv, Ukraine
December 18-19, 2019 at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine) a two-day Evaluation seminar was held under the CRIMHUM project.
The seminar was attended by representatives of partner universities: Project managers prof. Thomas Krüssmann (Graz University, Austria), assoc. Vadzim Samaryn and assoc. Aleh Maroz (Belarusian State University, Belarus), as well as assoc. Ryhor Tratsiakou and assoc. Uladzimir Sorkin (Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus), representative of the Ivan Franko Lviv National University as the national coordinator of the project assoc. Vasyl Lutsyk and Vice-Rector for International Relations of the National University of Odessa Law Academy prof. Vyacheslav Tulyakov. The Yaroslav the Mudryi National Law University was represented by members of the working group on the project prof. Bogdan Golovkin (team leader), prof. Dmitry Lukyanov, assoc. Elena Kharitonova, assoc. Alexander Chastnik and assoc. Alla Grinchak (project coordinator).
At the beginning of the meeting Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs prof. Yuri Barabash greeted the participants. During the meeting, issues on the status of the project were discussed, existing results were assessed, coordinating further actions for the successful development of the project.
The national Concepts of the master's program and the results of a survey of students and graduates in Belarus and Ukraine were discussed. The structure of the prepared course books was analyzed. Project Quality Manager Vadzim Samaryn made suggestions on the content of the course books, as well as on the implementation of a mechanism for assessing the quality of prepared books.
As part of the acquaintance with the university and the training of students within the seminar tours to the university’s art gallery, its extensive library with a collection of dissertations and rare books, as well as the forensic museum, were conducted.
You can also enjoy a video about our event via the link: https://www.facebook.com/crimhum/videos/813136489202996.
Programme of the International CRIMHUM Conference is published
The Programme of the International Scientific Conference on Criminal Justice in the Training of Future Judges, Prosecutors, Investigators in Respect of European Human Rights Standards (February 20-21, 2020) is published.
You can download it via the link: https://crimhum.bsu.by/images/pdf/Programm.pdf.
The conference is organised within the framework of the Erasmus + project "Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights" (project number: 598471-EPP-1-2018-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) - CRIMHUM.
The conference will be held at ul. Sichovykh Streltsiv 14, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
The Conference will work in Plenary session as well as in two panel sessions (Criminal law in preparation of future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights / Criminal procedural law in preparation of future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights). There will be a Round table devoted to current issues of reforming criminal justice in EU, Ukraine and Belarus.
According to the results of the conference, a collection of scientific articles is planned to be sent to the direct participants of the event.
On June 2, Law Faculties of the Belarusian State University and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno held a working online meeting of Belarusian CRIMHUM project participants. The Corona crisis cannot stop activities and students should receive their skills from the 1st September 2020. Colleagues discussed the achieved milestones within the project, the preparation of an interim report on the project. Participants also set tasks for the summer months (especially in course-books drafting). As you know, educators like to use vacations to work creatively.
The meeting was moderated by Project Quality Manager Dr. Vadzim Samaryn and Regional Project Manager (BY/UA) Dr. Aleh Maroz. At the suggestion of the Regional Project Manager (BY/UA) Dr. Aleh Maroz and Project Quality Manager Vadzim Samaryn, a working online meeting was held also with Ukrainian CRIMHUM project participants on the same day.
Colleagues with the participation of the Project manager for Ukraine Dr. Vasyl Lutsyk, discussed the milestones reached within the project in Ukraine. The tasks related to the preparation of the interim report were distributed.
Heads of authors groups spoke about work on course books. Sufficient progress has been made in the development of teaching materials.
Dissemination plans were discussed, Ukrainian colleagues prepared articles on the implementation of the project for publication in professional journals.
The absence of significant obstacles to the introduction of a modernized master's program in all three Ukrainian universities (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, National University "Odesa Law Academy") since September 1, 2020 has been established. The presence of formal obstacles to the approval of curricula at individual universities due to COVID-19 quarantine was revealed.
Particularly discussed issues of financial management. The participants set tasks for the summer months to "prepare the sled from the summer".
So, the new CRIMHUM Master programme will be implemented from autumn 2020 at all participating Partner Countries' universities!
CRIMHUM online-meetings - 2
On October 8, Law Faculties of the Belarusian State University and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno held another working online meeting of Belarusian CRIMHUM project participants. The Corona crisis cannot stop activities and students are mostly in classrooms from the 1st September 2020. The Coronacrises made such online meetings regular, but they cannot replace face-to-face communication.
Colleagues discussed the achieved milestones within the project, work of authors on course books in Belarus. Participants also set tasks for the next months of 2020. The meeting was moderated by the Project Regional Manager (BY/UA) Dr. Aleh Maroz.
The meeting was moderated by the Regional Project Manager (BY/UA) Dr. Aleh Maroz. At the suggestion of the Regional Project Manager (BY/UA) Dr. Aleh Maroz, a working online meeting was held also with Ukrainian CRIMHUM project participants on the same day.
Colleagues with the participation of the Project manager Prof. Thomas Kruessmann, discussed the milestones reached within the project. Matters of equipment procurement were also discussed.
Heads of authors groups spoke about work on course books in Ukraine.
Sufficient progress has been made in the development of teaching materials. All three Ukrainian universities (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, National University “Odesa Law Academy”) provide CRIMHUM courses during 2020/2021 study year.
Particularly discussed issues of financial management. The participants set tasks for the next 2020 months.
The last set of online meetings was the project management meeting. Prof. Dr. Thomas Kruessmann, Dr. Aleh Maroz, and Dr. Vasyl Lutsyk discussed the coordination of equipment procurement in Ukraine and the preparation of training materials in Belarus and Ukraine.
The international project "Modernization of Doctoral education in Science and Improvement of Teaching Methodologies" is being implemented at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
The project of international technical assistance is carried out within the framework of the Erasmus + programme of the European Commission.
The project coordinator at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is the Department for Highly Qualified Scientific Personnel Training and Certification. As an outcome of the project implementation at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the process of doctoral graduates and applicants for science and technical disciplines in innovative training programmes will be established. It is planned to set up a Doctoral Training Center, as well as the participation of doctoral supervisors of doctoral graduates and applicants in international seminars on the development and implementation of modern teaching methodologies. All of that will allow the university to take one more step forward on the path of innovative development.
An important aspect of the project of international technical assistance is the development of scientific and academic cooperation between universities in Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Latvia, Poland, Finland and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The overall objective is to enhance cooperation capacities of Higher educational institutions of Partner Countries in the field of Doctoral Studies within European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA)”.
The project partners are Latvijas University (Latvia), Brunel University London (UK), Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), University of Helsinki (Finland), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (Russia), Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University (Russia), Kazan National Research Technical University (Russia), Yerevan State University (Armenia), National Polytechnic University of Armenia (Armenia), Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University (Armenia), Belarusian National Technical University (Belarus), Polotsk State University (Belarus), Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarus).
Annual meeting of the project MODEST
During meeting there were an overview of all project activities of 2020 presented and also next steps for the 2021 highlighted.
Despite of COVID19, this year has been very busy for all the team and have been done several activities, for instance, developed analytic report on the existing European regulatory and strategic documents in the field of doctoral education - Doctoral studies in Finland, Latvia, Poland, and the United Kingdom and overview of the Doctoral Education in Russia, Belarus and Armenia. Team has established PhD students’ network and has been started first activities. Besides that there were organized 8 webinars related to several actual topics for PhD students, for instance stress management, work based learning, organization of doctoral training centers and others.
Significant work was development of training courses, adapted to universities needs, for instance, Research methodology and research design, Project writing, project management, and funding sources and Commercialization of research, managerial skills etc. Team of the project MODEST team has started also an essential collaboration with ARMDOCT project, as both projects aim to improve quality and organization of PhD studies.
As the project MODEST manager Inga Šķendere highlights: ‘In 2021 project team will focus on development of Doctoral training centers, piloting developed courses and networking among students. Besides that, despite of travelling restrictions, will be organized Summer schools in the most appropriate way taking into account PhD students learning needs. Besides existing situation, project team is very optimistic and looking forward to next activities, as the highest motivation is very high importance of project activities in modernization of doctoral studies environment.’
Erasmus+ project MODEST aims at modernization of doctoral education in Science in European countries and Armenia, Belarus, and Russia. A wider project objective is "To enhance cooperation capacities of Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) of Partner Countries in the field of Doctoral Studies within European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA)".
During a visit of representatives of the National ERASMUS+ Office in Belarus, meetings with working groups on the projects MODEST and CRIMHUM were held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
The representatives of the National ERASMUS+ Office in Belarus Oksana Minich, Alexander Rytov and Irina Labkova monitored the projects "Modernization of Doctoral education in Science and Improvement of Teaching Methodologies" (MODEST) and "Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights” (CRIMHUM).
During the monitoring, the Erasmus + representatives met with projects’ working groups, which include employees of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and partners from other Belarusian universities, as well as representatives of HEIs in Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. The Erasmus + representatives commended the performed work on the projects and commitment to their implementation. The meeting participants also discussed issues related to the further development of project activities.
It is worthwhile noting that Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has 11 projects under the Erasmus+ programme. In terms of the number of projects in the Republic of Belarus, YKSUG ranks second after the Belarusian State University. With each new project, YKSUG not only expands and strengthens partnerships with Belarusian and foreign HEIs, but also improves the quality of education in various disciplines.
Representatives of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the national online workshop "Improving the quality and practice-orientation of higher education: from the experience of implementing Erasmus + projects"
The workshop participants discussed the implementation of international projects in higher education institutions of our country and the peculiarities of the information and communication technologies implementation.
Among the participants of the seminar - Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus - Head of the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus Elena Lipa, Coordinator of the Erasmus + Programme in the Republic of Belarus Oksana Minich, Project Coordinator of the European Union Delegation in Belarus Tatyana Pronko.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was represented at the national online workshop by Anatoly Bogdevich, Head of the Educational Department at EMM, and Daria Shpak, Head of Academic Affairs Department on Educational Quality Management. They shared their experience of using information and communication technologies at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and discussed how international technical assistance projects at our university contribute to the introduction of modern teaching technologies in the educational process.
Besides the point, for now, two projects of international technical assistance are being implemented on the basis of Academic Affairs Department of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
That is the project "Promoting Innovative Teaching & Learning to Enhance Student Learning Experience in Eastern Partnership Countries" (PRINTeL), designed to promote the development of special competencies of students and employees of higher education institutions in the field of international cooperation relating to education and science, the use of modern methods of development and management of international projects, effective participation in international educational programmes.
And also the project "University Teaching and Learning Enhancement" (UniTeLE), aimed at increasing the level of students' performance during education and future work life by improving the internal quality assurance of teaching.
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|Profilization||Prosecution and Investigation Activities|
|Language of study||English|
|Mode of study||Full-time|
|Term of study||1 year|
|Entrance exams for foreign citizens|
(with an indication of the main disciplines studied)
|Names of master’s degree students’ activities, cycles of disciplines, disciplines||Number of credits|
• Lawmaking of Representative, Executive and Judicial Authorities
• Legal Support of the Development of an Electronic State
• Institutional Law of the Union State, EEU and CIS
• State Regulation of Foreign Economic Activity
• International Settlement and Credit Relations
• EU Corporate Law
• International economic law
• Protection of Foreign Economic Activity's Subjects in International Courts of Arbitration
• Protection of Foreign Economic Activity's Subjects in International Judicial Bodies
The main competencies that
the graduate will acquire
|Graduate certificate||MASTER’S DEGREE DIPLOMA|