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Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno summed up the results of the photo contest "I Love You, My Belarus".

The photo competition was dedicated to the "Day of National Unity," which we first celebrated in the history of sovereign Belarus on September 17. Not only the students of Yanka Kupala University, but also the students of GrSMU and GSAU took part in it.
There were four nominations: "We are different, but we are united by love for Belarus", "My city is the best", "I am Belarusian and I am proud of it", "Made in Belarus". Each author could send photos in all categories, but in each category no more than three photos from one person. All the photos were bright and interesting. They depicted the beautiful Belarusian nature, urban and rural landscapes, historical monuments, works reflecting healthy lifestyles and representatives of different professions.
It was not easy for the jury to choose the best photo works. The winner in the nomination "We are different, but we are united by love to Belarus" became a student of GrSMU Ekaterina Stasevich. First place in the nomination "My city is the best" got the work of a student of the State Agrarian University Olga Furman. Anastasiya Slavetskaya from Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno became the best in the nomination "I am Belarusian and I am proud of it". Diana Stepanova, a student of Kupala State University, won in the nomination "Made in Belarus".
The contest was organized by Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Centre of Student Initiatives, the Youth Projects and Initiatives Support Division of the Department of Educational Work with Young People together with the Belarusian Republican Youth Union.

Students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno took part in the electronic job fair for the first time

A master class on how to find a job was held for Yanka Kupala graduate students as well as they were told how to use the state database of vacancies.
The master class was attended by more than 30 students from all faculties of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno who will soon get their first jobs. First of all, they were introduced to the portal of the State Employment Service and were shown how it looks like and how to use it. The thing is that other resources are disguised as this one and you need to know how to distinguish the real one.
Kupala students were explained how to register on the site, attach your CV, find employers. The master class was held in the framework of the national electronic job fair where students could take part in the online job search.
As Marina Kolotsey, head of the Educational and Methodological Department, noted, such experience will be useful for young people, even though graduates have a guarantee of their first job thanks to the placement.
- This master class was held on the joint initiative of the university and the Department of Labor, Employment and Social Security. Students were able to communicate with employers in online format at the electronic job fair. This allows you to get answers to all your questions about employment, talk about yourself, learn about the social package and types of incentives that are provided and much more. In addition, during a small dialogue with the employer, you can generate interest in yourself and thereby provide an advantage in the competition for the position, and the communication with the hiring manager can actually be the first interview. Thus, in one day you can meet at mini-interviews with representatives of several organizations you are interested in, - said Marina Kolotsey.
Electronic job fairs are progressive form of services offered by public service agencies to solve employment issues in real time. Such master classes for students and participation in electronic job fair will be organized further. Not only graduates, but also students of all courses who want to find a job will be able to take part. Next electronic job fairs will take place on October 26 and November 26. We invite you to participate!

A friendly mini-football tournament was held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

The competition was dedicated to the Independence Day of Turkmenistan and brought together teams from Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and Grodno State Medical University.
The match has already become traditional for Yanka Kupala University. Each year it is imbued with a friendly atmosphere, the flavor of different cultures and competitive fervor. As Kirill Akulich, head of the sports club of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, noted, the involvement of foreign students in the social and sports life of the university is very important.
- Each year, students become initiators of a friendly match, dedicated to the Independence Day of Turkmenistan. We very much welcome this initiative and always support them," said the Internationalization Education Center. - Issues of patriotic education are very important for young people in any country. It is great that we host international students from Grodno State Medical University every year. Competitions are always held in a very warm atmosphere. Although everyone wants to win, all the guys are good friends.
Belarus has always been famous for its hospitality, and foreign students feel at home here. This year, not only the guys from Turkmenistan took part in a friendly match. Students from Uzbekistan and Iraq joined the game.
- Thus, four teams were involved in the tournament. All of us were happy to take the field and fight for victory. Of course, an important part of this event is communication. It was great to meet at the match, to get congratulations from the Belarusians, Uzbeks and Iraqis on the Independence Day of Turkmenistan. We always look forward to this tournament and think that celebrating the holiday of our country with a sporting event is a great idea," said Gosha Sahedov (Turkmenistan), Chairman of Fraternities of International Students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
Mergen Annaev, a student of YKSUG, also spoke about the hospitality and cohesion. The young man said that his team was warmly welcomed and he was happy to see his friends from Kupala University.
- I am participating in the tournament for the first time, and I did not regret at all that I decided to take to the field. It's an interesting experience. Especially since we communicate with many of the guys not just in official meetings. In my opinion, it's great that such inter-university events take place. I was glad to be a guest of the students from Yanka Kupala University, - shared Mergen.
The friendly mini-football tournament was held on a round robin basis, and the winner was decided on the basis of the total amount of points of each team. As a result, the team of students from Uzbekistan won bronze, Turkmen students from GrSMU won silver and the winners of gold were Kupala students from Turkmenistan. However, as the boys noted, the first place was not the most important thing in this match as there is nothing dearer than friendship and the spirit of unity.
The event was organized by the Internationalization Education Center, the Sports Club and Sports and Health Sector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno held the first classes within the framework of the teacher qualification improvement courses

The innovative program of the courses "Improvement of the quality of teaching and learning" was developed by the consortium of the international project UNITELE, full members of which are representatives of Yanka Kupala University.
The first classes of the course were held in the full-time distance format. In the welcome address to the students of the course the Head of Educational and Methodological Department of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Marina Kolotsev emphasized that the professional culture of quality should be actively formed on a personal level, the skills of critical analysis of the work done, the skills of reflexive behavior and understanding of the need for constant self-development and creative search for new forms of educational activity should be developed.
The Belarusian coordinator of the UNITELE project, the chief specialist on international projects and programs of the Polotsk State University Sergey Peshkun presented the essence of the project, the key points of the course program and the procedure of its implementation to the students.
- Rapid development of the society and economy requires rigorous and effective qualitative changes in the university environment - optimization of teachers' professional activities, effectiveness of educational programs and productive atmosphere of co-operation between teachers and students, - said Sergey Vasilevich. - We have to analyze, discuss, experiment, approbate and evaluate the tools that ensure the quality of teaching and come closer to understanding the 'ideal' quality of teaching.
Then Oleg Kolyago, head of the Laboratory for Educational Innovation, told the audience about the course platform, the rules of study of academic modules, the mechanisms of interim and final assessment.
The courses are moderated by Kupala University professors - experts and developers of training materials for the UNITELE project. Classes will be held weekly from September to December 2021. As a result, the trainees will develop skills in the effective use of tools to support and develop a culture of quality, learn innovative methods and technologies of teaching, learn how to organize teamwork, ways to improve leadership skills and social responsibility, learn to create a modern curriculum for the discipline and design an educational course.

Professors and staff of Yanka Kupala University are urged to take care of their health and get vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccination can be done on any weekday from 8.30 to 18.30 on the basis of the health center of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno at 23 Gaspadarchaya Street, room 109.

Immunization is carried out without prior arrangement, it is necessary to have a passport. Prior to vaccination on the spot is necessarily examined by a doctor.
At the moment, for Kupala residents who are vaccinated on the basis of the medical unit of the university, a two-component vaccine "Vero Sell" produced by the Chinese company "Sinopharm" is available. The vaccine is administered at 21-day intervals. In the city polyclinics at the place of residence it is still possible to be vaccinated with the vaccine "Sputnik V" of Russian-Belarusian production. Also, university employees who were previously vaccinated against coronavirus may be offered the Russian vaccine "Sputnik-Lite" for revaccination in territorial polyclinics, which is administered once. The necessary requirements for revaccination at this time are age up to 60 years old, having a negative test result for "S-protein".
You can get more information about vaccination against COVID-19 by calling 62-64-28. All questions will be answered by the workers of the health care center of the Kupalova University every day from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 18.30. Hurry to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your loved ones!

Project and Startup Studio opened its season at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

More than 100 students came to find out in which areas the studio works and what educational programs it offers. By the way, two new educational programs were presented this year.
For the first time the Project and Startup Studio began its work in 2019. One of the main goals of this fruitful environment for young entrepreneurs is to involve young people in project activities. Here experts help take the first steps toward successful startups. Until this year, the studio offered two educational programs. "Tools for Creative Thinking" is great for students who want to create their own product, but don't yet know how to generate a working idea and what project activity is all about. If a Kupala student has an idea of how they see their project, then the program "From Idea to Business" will suit them, where they will be told how to enter the market with a specific idea. By the way, these two programs have become the most popular ones.
But in addition to these, the Project and Startup Studio presented two new programs. "The Research Program is great for those who see themselves as specialists in scientific activities. And here the speakers offer not only classical methodology, with which the students are acquainted while writing their term and graduation papers. At classes Kupala students will get acquainted in details with an artificial intellect and robotics, nuclear and thermonuclear power, discuss science fiction in films, books and computer games and basic scientific myths. Classes will run throughout the school year. During this time, students will significantly raise their skills and take a new look at the world of science.
The studio made sure that creative people also get involved in project activities and the startup movement. So, students of the "Creative program" get acquainted with computer graphics, advertising, photo and video, learn what is storytelling and SMM. And what is equally important, the students will be told about time-management and different planning systems, which is especially important for creative people.
- In today's world, there is no lack of information. People of the XXI century face another problem - its excess and inability to choose high-quality educational content, - says the head of the Studio of projects and startups Elena Razova. - In our studio these questions disappear by themselves. Practitioners come to the audience only with actual and verified data, which will help young people to find their niche in the project activity. Students get basic business competences, they understand where to go and what directions are the most interesting for them.
Students who have already achieved some success also come to the Studio. For example, the guys who have created the project "RC-Park" and won "Business innovation" nomination in the contest of student startup projects "InNaStart" will study the project sphere in this stream.
For now, students still have the opportunity to enroll in the studio of projects and startups. Enrollment will close on September 30, and the first mittups will take place on October 2. You are invited to participate.

Yanka Kupala residents took part in the X Summit of the Association of School Self-Government Systems "SODRUZHESTVO" (“Fellowship”)

The event was held on the eve of the National Unity Day - September 16.
The summit was held in the Grodno District Center for Children and Youth and was attended by Chairman of the Grodno Region Council of Deputies Igor Zhuk, head of the main department of education of Grodno Region Executive Committee Ruslan Abramchik, dean of the Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism of Yanka Kupala State University Viktor Belozorovich, students of the Faculty of Pedagogy of Yanka Kupala University together with Deputy Dean for ideological and educational work Elena Lapkovskaya and leaders of school self-government.
The X Summit of the Association of school systems of self-government "SODRUZHESTVO" was held under the motto "Belarus is united" and was timed to the National Unity Day which is marked in our country today, on September 17. As part of the event, there was a dialogue between young people and representatives of state authorities and the public and an interactive project session was held. In addition, representatives of young people presented their initiatives, as well as numerous trainings and creative activities were organized. Yanka Kupala students who took an active part in the summit had a training on the development of communication abilities.

Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno takes part in the round table on the Day of National Unity

The round table is held in the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus. The regions have joined it remotely.
The topic of the round table is "The Day of National Unity as a symbol of consolidation of Belarusian people. The event is attended by Natalia Kochanova, Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly, members of the Council of the Republic, the Commissioner for Religions and Nationalities, representatives of the main department of multilateral diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Culture of Minsk City Executive Committee, heads of central mass media, specialists of the Academy of Administration under the President of Belarus, youth representatives and others. The agenda was considered from historical and modern perspectives. Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Irina Kiturko made a report at the round table.
An important part of the event was the opening of the thematic exhibition "September 17 - the Day of National Unity. Thanks to the exhibition you can learn more about the liberation struggle in Western Belarus, the work of the Communist Party of Western Belarus, the Belarusian Peasants and Workers Party and the Communist Youth Union of Western Belarus. Members of these organizations took great risks as they were hunted down, persecuted and arrested. A separate exposition is devoted to the politician Sergey Pritytsky. You can also see the only legal newspaper of the Belarusian peasant-worker community "Malanka". And this list is far from complete. Similar exhibitions were organized in various museums throughout the country as part of a national exhibition project that took several months to create.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will host an international ecological conference

The International Scientific and Practical Conference "Actual Problems of Ecology - 2021" will be held for the sixth time and will bring together almost 100 participants from Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus.
Participants will discuss issues related to the protection of flora and fauna, sustainable land use, environmental education and education for sustainable development, air pollution monitoring, climate management and other important topics. Most scientists will participate in the conference in the online format, but some will speak at the walls of Yanka Kupala University. According to the conference coordinator Galina Yukhnevich, one of the main goals of this scientific meeting is exchange of experience and knowledge.
- From year to year the thematic field of the conference changes and extends. Life does not stand still, new data and research appear. For example, recently the question of environmental pollution by microplastics has been raised more and more often. Another hot topic is human health, which in the modern world is exposed to various natural influences and microorganisms. Each conference turns out to be interesting and productive, it is nice to see that this scientific meeting arouses interest and collects excellent reports, - said Galina Yukhnevich.
The XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference "Actual problems of ecology - 2021" will take place on September 22-24. It is organized by Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the Grodno Region Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and the University of Bialystok. It is planned to publish a collection of materials by the results of the conference with assignment ISBN and registration in the Russian Science Citation Center.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno hosts the Week of National Unity

Students and staff of Yanka Kupala University have joined numerous events dedicated to the celebration of the National Unity Day.
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has already held dialogue platforms with scientists-historians and representatives of the newspaper "Zviazda", the leaders of the youth movement and the university administration. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno hosted a meeting of students and employees of three Grodno universities with the chairman of the Synod Department for cooperation with secular educational institutions Archpriest Fyodor Pobny. For first-year students an event dedicated to the reunification of the Belarusian people on September 17, 1939 was organized. A whole cycle of meetings with first-year students was planned in the "Krasnaya Zvezda" cinema. In addition, Yanka Kupala students took part in a motor rally on memorable places of Hrodna region, also dedicated to the Day of National Unity.
During the week there will be a presentation of creative groups of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and participation of Yanka Kupala students in the national day of good deeds, in the national action "Strength in Unity" of "Belaya Rus", in the open competition of Hrodna higher educational institutions "I love you, My Belarus" and competition of reciters of Belarusian poetry "I'll never be parted with you again". Various events - concerts, challenges, contests, flash mobs - are held at all faculties and departments of Yanka Kupala University as part of the Week of National Unity. A detailed program of events can be found here.
All students and staff members of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno are invited to take part in the festivities on National Unity Day, September 17. On this day Kupala students will join the city bicycle race of student youth "We are united".

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