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“Synergy of educational, scientific, management and industrial components for climate management and climate change prevention / CLIMAN”

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Project Coordinator: Netherlands Business Academy, the Netherlands

Project Co-Coordinator: «KROK» University, Ukraine

Total budget: 976 448 €

Project duration: 2020-2023

The project envisaged training of qualified climate managers. For this purpose, project teams will study best EU practices, select and train staff, update existing Master degree programs in environmental protection and management by developing an interdisciplinary training module in climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation.

The aim of the project is to help the universities of Georgia, the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine to become centers for the development of research of climate management to accelerate integration into the global climate market and to meet global climate regulation requirements by acquiring best European practices in the field of climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation.

The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  1. Update the existing Master degree programs by developing an interdisciplinary training module "Climate Management".
  2. Establish consulting Climate Management Centers at partner universities and ensure their sustainable development.
  3. Facilitate the development and strengthening of institutional capacity of partner universities aiming to develop recommendations for the industrial, transport, energy, tourism sectors and local authorities in the sphere of climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation.

Indicators of progress in the project implementation are as follows:

  1. The number of high-quality, multi-skilled specialists trained for comprehensive addressing of the challenges of climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation.
  2. Good national organizational structure for professionals in climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation.
  3. Qualitatively organized system of support of the development of climate regulation

The international project «Modernization of postgraduate training in the field of natural sciences and improvement of teaching methods" is being implemented at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno»

The international technical assistance project is being carried out within the framework of the European Commission «Erasmus+» programme.
The project coordinator at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is the Department of training and certification of highly qualified researchers. As a result of the project, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will organize the process of training postgraduates and applicants for natural science and technical specialties in innovative training programs, as well as the participation of scientific supervisors of postgraduates and applicants in international seminars on the development and implementation of modern teaching methods.
An important aspect of the international technical assistance project is the development of scientific and pedagogical cooperation between universities in Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Latvia, Poland, Finland and the United Kingdom. The main goal is to expand the opportunities for cooperation between higher education institutions of the partner countries in the implementation of postgraduate programs within the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.
The project partners are Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Belarusian National Technical University, Yerevan State University, Kazan National Research Technological University, Brunel University of London, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Polotsk State University, Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University, University of Helsinki, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The leading partner of the project is the University of Latvia.

The scientists of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will take part in a project to train personnel in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety culture of the Republic of Belarus

23- 24 of November a kick-off meeting of the partners ot the project action RADIUM was held.
The working group of Yanka Kupala State University is represented by the staff of the Faculty of Physics and Technology. It consistes of the Associate Professor of the Department of General Physics, Project Manager Natalya Valko, the Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Technology Andrei German, Associate Professor of the Department of General Physics Andrei Lavysh, Head of the Department of General Physics Alexander Maskevich and the Professor of the Department of General Physics Natalia Strekal. During the kick-off meeting, the working groups of partner universities made presentations reflecting possible ways of implementing the main tasks of the project .The full project title “EU best practices-based education in Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Culture for the Belarusian Academia – RADIUM” reflects the main objectives. The project’s specific objectives are:
• Developing a new modular master program meeting the requirements of the labour market for the rapidly developing nuclear industry in Belarus and its infrastructure;
• Upgrading curricula for the second level of higher education at 6 universities of Belarus to ensure an advanced level of training in radiation safety and the development of nuclear safety culture in the society;
• Updating the competences in the field of nuclear knowledge by introducing new methodological support into the curricula and educational programs with close collaboration with EU Universities and adopting their experience, using advanced information and communication technologies, network interaction of the Partner Universities and the organizations-customers of personnel.

The project will be implemented for 3 years. The partners organizations are:
The University of Bologna – coordinator
Universitat Politécnica de Valencia - UPV
Hasselt University -UHasselt
Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences - HSMA
Belarusian State University
Belarusian State University Informatics and Radioelectronics
Polotsk State University
Polessky State University
Francisk Skorina Gomel State University
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
Associate partners:
Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH (Germany)
SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Atomtex (Belarus)
Ministry of Education of Belarus (Belarus)
ConstFlash Brand “AR.TEAM (Belarus)

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is coordinator of the cross-border project under the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 programme

The project aims to preserve and popularize the historical and literary heritage of Eliza Ozheshko and Ludwig Zamenhof and the development of cross-border tourism.

The new international project of Yanka Kupala State University is being implemented jointly with the University of Bialystok. The first meeting of the entire working group of the project took place online. The project manager, associate professor of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of Yanka Kupala State University Vitaly Kornelyuk, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages Svetlana Gonchar, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language Elena Nelepko, Deputy Chief Accountant Svetlana Feduta, as well as representatives of the University of Bialystok - Professor Anna Yanitskaya and Dr. Grazhina Davidovich took part in the videoconference.
Within the framework of the project "Preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Eliza Ozheshko and Ludwig Zamenhof in Grodno and Bialystok" a number of events are planned. Among them are the design of information boards and their installation at key points of the route, the development and publication of a tourist booklet "People uniting cultures", the presentation of routes in Grodno and Bialystok, the publication of scientific papers and the development of the project website.
It is expected that one of the results of the project will be the creation of a new tourist route "Ways of life and work of Ozheshko", which will connect all the historical and culturally important places associated with the life and work of the writer in Grodno and the region. The route will be accompanied by a specially designed excursion available in Belarusian, Polish and English.

A kick-off meeting of the participants of the international project on climate management was held at Yanka Kupala State University

The participants of the Erasmus+ CBHE action “Synergy of educational, scientific, management and industrial components for climate management and climate change prevention”/ CLIMAN took part in the online kick-off meeting with partners.
The aim of the international project is to help universities in Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus become centers for the development of research in the field of climate management to accelerate integration into the global climate market and to meet the requirements of global climate regulation by acquiring the best European practices in the field of prevention, adaptation and mitigation of climate change
The participants of the first meeting were greeted by the project coordinator, director of the Netherlands Academy of Business, professor of finance Jan van Zwieten, co-coordinator, head of the International Cooperation Department of the Ukrainian University "KROK" Andrey Lotarev, head of the Erasmus + national office in Belarus Oksana Minich. During the online seminar, representatives of 12 partner universities made presentations of the project teams.
The Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology Alexander Karevsky and the Head of the International Projects Department Alesya Belko spoke about the main tasks of Yanka Kupala State University, which are planned to be solved during the implementation of the project.
It is expected that one of the results of the project will be the creation of a Climate Management Consulting Center at Kupala University, which work will be aimed at developing recommendations for the industrial, transport, energy, tourism sectors and local authorities in the field of prevention, adaptation and mitigation of climate change consequences.
During the online seminar, the schedule of upcoming events and the criteria for the quality of their implementation were discussed and agreed.

Special atmosphere, creative performances and new friends: an international dating evening was held at Kupala University

The event brought together students, graduates, volunteers and teachers of the Faculty of Pre-university training.
The evening of dating "How good that we are all here today" was held at Yanka Kupala State University for the seventh time. The event is organized annually by teachers of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of the Faculty of Pre-university Training.

The evening of February 19 turned out to be really international. Representatives of students from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Vietnam were present in the hall. The event was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Pre-university Training, Iosif Dornyak. The Head of the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens, Inna Samoilova, also addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. A pleasant surprise for all the participants was the video messages of the 2017 graduates of the Faculty, Hassan Bepari from Bangladesh and Idris Alihuzai from Iraq.

The main characters of the evening were the students of the Preparatory Department of foreign citizens. For the first time, the young people performed in Russian in front of a large audience. They talked about themselves, their family, their country, their interests and hobbies, accompanying the presentations with colorful slide presentations. By the way, some participants started learning Russian only three weeks ago. They also prepared concert performances for the guests of the festival. For example, a listener from Ethiopia, Ali Hadar Ahmed, read in Russian a poem by Eduard Asadov "I can wait for you for a long time". Guilherme Santos from Brazil performed an incendiary Brazilian dance. Students from Nigeria Amaechi Francis and Francis Nwokoro sang a song in English "Hakuna Matata". The hosts of the dating evening were Maria Sushko, a law student, and Pedro Lameira, a student of the Faculty of Pre-university Training.

Teachers and students celebrated the 81st anniversary of the foundation of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on February, 22

Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, as well as the guests of honor, took part in the festive event. In her welcoming speech, Rector Irina Kiturko noted:
– Despite the fact that the previous year was for all of us not only a year of great opportunities, but also great challenges, the staff of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno can be proud of certain successes that we managed to achieve. We have opened 4 new specialties, organized a digital admissions office at the university during the entrance campaign for the first time. We adopted the Corporate Code and at the end of the year approved the Strategy of Advanced Development of the university. The name of our new Strategy sounds ambitious, but I am sure that we will be able to achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves.
In his congratulatory speech, Viktor Pranyuk, Deputy Chairman of Grodno Regional Executive Committee, also drew attention to the purposefulness of teachers and students, which helps to get high results. He noted the achievements of students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in sports, and also recalled that last year the newspaper of the University won the "Golden Letter" at the main competition of print media in Belarus.
– I am sure that Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has a great future, because you always strive not just to keep up with the times, but to be one step ahead. For example, you always think about what specialists will be in demand in the labor market tomorrow, and open these specialties at your university today. This is very important.
Representatives of Grodno State Medical University also came to congratulate Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on its next birthday. The First Vice-Rector of GrSMU Vitaly Vorobyov noted the long-term fruitful cooperation between two regional universities.
- Representatives of our universities successfully cooperate both in the field of education and in the development of modern digital technologies.
In his congratulatory speech, the First Vice-Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Oleg Romanov noted:
– One of the main trends in modern society is to increase the value of a person. Each of us will be inspired to work, create and strive for results, if he feels care for himself, will feel a high appreciation of his work. We strive to support the preservation and development of humanity at our university.
- The number 81 is the beginning of a new decade. All the activities of our university are directed to the future, to new achievements, to new heights. And I wish everyone an irresistible desire for new successes, which will move each of us forward, " Yury Bialykh addressed the participants of the festive meeting.
During the festive event, the staff, students and teachers of the university were awarded for high personal achievements. The creative students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno prepared their musical gift. They decorated the festive event dedicated to the 81st birthday of their native Alma mater with pop vocal performances.

Dear, teachers and students of YKSUG! I sincerely congratulate you on a wonderful holiday - 81 years since the establishment of the university

Over the past decades of successful development, our university has formed its own traditions, has gained experience in training in-demand specialists, has become famous for scientific and sports achievements and earned respect from graduates and partners.
Of course, a lot has been done. But time demands non-stop development from us. I am sure that unity, creative energy, creative search, high professionalism, the ability to think and act in accordance with the challenges of today will allow us to achieve significant results in the implementation of ambitious plans and bold ideas. Let the next year in the history of our Alma mater further unite students and employees in the pursuit of new heights, will be the start of the successful implementation of all the goals for the prosperity of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno!
On this festive day, I thank you for your corporate unity, fruitful joint work, and dedication to the university. I sincerely wish each of you health, enthusiasm, inspiration, well - being, and love, and we wish our university further development and new successes.

Rector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Iryna Kiturka

 

 

The exhibition of creative works of students opened at Yanka Kupala State University on the occasion of the university's birthday

The exhibition presents course and diploma works of students of the Department of Fine Arts, made in the technique of easel painting.
The exposition of the gallery "UNIVERSUM" is updated annually on the occasion of the birthday of Kupala University. This year's exhibition, called "My Native Land", combines works made in the genres of landscape and still life, which reflect the identity of the material culture of Belarus.
Rector Iryna Kiturka took part in the opening of the exhibition. She congratulated the staff, teachers and students of Yanka Kupala State University on the holiday and noted that the enthusiasm and fascination that reign today in the walls of her native Alma mater is a wonderful "Kupala emotion" that you want to share with each other.
– The high level of students' creative works, which are presented in the new exhibition of the gallery "UNIVERSUM", is impressive, - said Iryna Kiturka. – First of all, I want to thank the teachers, because the fact that their students have reached such a level of skill, of course, is their great merit. And, of course, looking at these works, it is impossible not to feel the worldview and spiritual mood of each of the young authors. I am very pleased that the Faculty of Art and Design of Kupala University produces such strong artists.
Iryna Kiturka wished the students inspiration, new professional achievements, as well as numerous solo exhibitions in the near future. In addition, the rector expressed the hope that young authors will not forget the way to their native university after graduation.
Nadezhda Romanchuk, a master's student of the Faculty of Art and Design, also congratulated her Alma mater on her birthday, and her work was also included in the exhibition "My Native Land". On behalf of all the authors, she thanked the teachers for their talent, knowledge and skills, which they generously share with their students, and expressed confidence that next year the updated exhibition of the gallery will feature no less interesting, and perhaps even stronger works by young artists who are studying at Kupala University.
The opening of the exhibition in the UNIVERSUM gallery was the first of a series of festive events dedicated to the 81st Birthday of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Throughout the holiday week, many interesting events are planned at Kupala University.

RADIUM

EU best practices-based education in Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Culture for the Belarusian Academia

№609721-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP


Status
:
 active
Project Number
: №609721-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JPProject Duration: 27/07/2020-26/07/2023

Project Members & Partners:

The University of Bologna – coordinator

Universitat Politécnica de Valencia  - UPV

Hasselt University -UHasselt

Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences - HSMA

Belarusian State University

Belarusian State University Informatics and Radioelectronics

Polotsk State University

Polessky State University

Francisk Skorina Gomel State University

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Associate partners:

Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH (Germany)

SCK-CEN (Belgium)

Atomtex (Belarus)

Ministry of Education of Belarus (Belarus)

ConstFlash Brand “AR.TEAM (Belarus)

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

To promote a qualified education in Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Culture (RP&NSC) in Belarus, the RADIUM partners will  

  • Map the Belarus Nuclear Safety Standards, labor market needs & educational proposals and develop a Policy Paper that take into account the EU best practices and international standards; 
  • Train the Belarus’s academic staff in Nuclear Physics & Chemistry, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Safety Culture at EU Higher Education Institutions; 
  • Design and implement the “RADIUM” Master, in line with Bologna principles, in cooperation with EU partners, accredited by the Belarus’s Ministry of Education and adopted throughout the Country; 

PROJECT OUTPUT

National policies in RP&NSC education are aligned with labor market demands and nuclear safety requirements as well as international standards and fully supported by stakeholders and national authorities.6 BY HEIs enhanced their capacity and expertise thus becoming capable to develop & deliver & promote educational programs in RP&NSC based on EU best practices and meet international standards. New curricula in RP&NSC containing modules, courses and learning materials approved by HEIs administration and supported for use in further Belarusian HEIs by Ministry of Education of Belarus.

New educational programs in the field of RP&NSC implemented at 6 BY HEIs with support of innovative teaching& learning infrastructure involving EU expertise and taking advantage from study tours to nuclear industry sector and ad hoc learning events for students.  

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