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10.11.2017

Belarusian State University into Best Global Universities
Belarusian State University into Best Global Universities The Belarusian State University (BSU) for the first time entered the rating of the leading universities of the world, called Best Global Universities, and became the only Belarusian university there. In the American rating of Best Global Universities, compiled by the US News & World Report agency, the Belarusian State University took 668th place among the 1,250 best universities in the world. Among European universities, the BSU takes 301st place. BSU also entered the physics ranking and took 238th place.

07.11.2017

What do Belarus and the UAE have in common?
What do Belarus and the UAE have in common? The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the world; it has a unique mixture of ultra-modernism and ancient Arab culture. What is the secret of success of the country?

20.10.2017

Belarusian State University into top 21 universities of Eastern Europe
Belarusian State University into top 21 universities of Eastern Europe The Belarusian State University (BSU) has entered the top 25 universities in Europe and Central Asia. In this rating, it took 21st place rising by 18 positions. The total list includes 3,000 universities. The ranking criteria took into account academic reputation, the proportion of employees with a scientific degree, the effectiveness of Internet resources and the quality and number of published articles and monographs. In general, there is something to be proud of.

19.10.2017

Belarus to create more Chinese schools
Belarus to create more Chinese classes There will be more schools with Chinese classes in Belarus. Today, hieroglyphs are taught in six institutions of the country. Meanwhile, Chinese are also studying Belarusian and Russian. Without difficulties in translation, it remains to successfully cooperate in various fields - from economics to science. Ninth-grader Arina Shevtsova has studied Chinese from the first grade, and now it's been already 9 years. Hieroglyphics are almost all familiar. She says Chinese is the language of the future. Perhaps, Arina will learn economics already in China.

16.10.2017

Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison
Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison One more story of the week. It's not that noticeable, but it is somewhat special, because this happened for the first time in Belarus. A female convict graduated from a high school and received a diploma of higher education in prison! This high fence is no longer a hindrance in the way of obtaining a diploma of higher education for those who by the will of fate found themselves in prison. Two years ago here, in Gomel, a project was started aiming to make it possible for convicts to get higher education.

09.10.2017

Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October The Belarusian team, which will take part in the WorldSkills Olympiad among beginners and professionals, was instructed on 5 October before the trip to Abu Dhabi. The prestigious tournament is held every two years. At the previous WorldSkills contest, Belarus debuted more than successfully. This time professionals will compete in 27 specialties. The guys shared their preparation plans with the Prime Minister of Belarus.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday
President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday Warm words are addressed to teachers on October 1. The professional holiday is celebrated by those who sow intelligence, kindness and foreverness. More than 400 thousand people work in the education sector in Belarus. President Lukashenko congratulated them on Teacher’s Day.
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk The awarding ceremony was held the day before the professional celebration. As many as 68 pedagogues fought for the title of the best teacher. These are teachers from different region of Belarus. Not only scientists, psychologists and winners of the past years appraised the participants of the competitions, children-strict critics-did as well.

29.09.2017

Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and rectors
Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and university rectors Two new ministers and heads of four Belarusian universities were appointed by the Belarus President on September 28. Alexander Karlyukevich, who earlier was the deputy information minister, will now head the Information Ministry. Yuri Bondar became minister of culture. He earlier worked at the University of Culture and Arts for 16 years. Alexander Lukashenko also appointed new rectors of the BSU, BNTU and two Mogilev universities. Also on September 28, presidential aides are appointed - inspectors in the Minsk and Vitebsk regions.

25.09.2017

Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk
Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk The culture of China, the country that today implements communist ideas in the best way, was presented on September 24 in Minsk. The Upper City of the Belarusian capital hosted a festival with bright elements of traditional holidays of China. The audience saw a traditional wedding ceremony and the fortune-telling as well as traditional dances of the Dragon and the Lion. In addition, visitors of the holiday could hear the solo of the Chinese violin Erhu and learn the secrets of the tea ceremony and try their hand in writing hieroglyphics.

14.09.2017

Igor Marzalyuk, MP of the Belarusian parliament
Quality of higher education in Belarus falling, Igor Marzalyuk says The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus TV Channel touched on the higher education in Belarus. Egor Khurstalev, host: How fair are reproaches that we have a large number of 'inflated' faculties, exaggerated specialties on which few people want to receive education?

13.09.2017

Education Ministry about university optimization
Education Ministry about university optimization The results of the Republican Pedagogical Council were discussed at the TV program "What's going on?" on RTR-Belarus.

11.09.2017

Ahmed Al-Eissa: Saudi students may begin receiving education in Belarus
Ahmed Al-Eissa: Saudi students may begin receiving education in Belarus Students from Saudi Arabia may start receiving education in Belarusian universities: representatives of the education ministries of the two countries are discussing this possibility on September 11. The guests are interested in Belarus' experience in the training of engineering and medical specialties. Particular attention is turned to IT technologies. In Minsk, the Saudi delegation will visit a number of major universities of the country, the Academy of Sciences and institutions of general secondary education.

08.09.2017

Roman Motulsky, the Director of the National Library: “We’ll give Minsk the complete work of Francysk Skaryna’s legacy.”
Roman Motulsky, the Director of the National Library: “We’ll give Minsk the complete work of Francysk Skaryna’s legacy.” According to the legend, at the entrance to the library of Ramesses II, an outstanding pharaoh of Egypt, every visitor could see an inscription with only two words: “Soul remedy”.Since ancient times the library has been considered to be the greatest treasure, as books have the power of creation and destruction.It is not surprising that book printing is one of the greatest inventions of our civilization. Recorded in books, knowledge, discoveries and science have been transmitted from generation to generation. Books or gadgets?

05.09.2017

Smolevichi college students to study Chinese language
Smolevichi college students to study Chinese language The Smolevichi District Executive Committee and the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park have signed a cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, the students of the Smolevichi college will be studying the Chines language. It will allow to train highly qualified specialists for joint projects, to get rid of the language barrier. What is more, initiatives in the agricultural sector are expected. Chinese investors are interested in building an agricultural complex with modern greenhouses.
Gomel State University named after F.Skaryna joins Magna Charta Universitatum
Gomel State University named after F.Skaryna joins Magna Charta Universitatum Gomel State University named after Francysk Skaryna has joined the Great Charter of European universities - Magna Charta Universitatum. The document was signed in the Hungarian city of Pécs. Joining the Magna Carta is an important step in the integration of Belarusian universities into the international system of higher education.
Belarus' Development Bank donates 17 new MAZ buses to rural schools
Belarus' Development Bank donates 17 new MAZ buses to rural schools As many as 17 buses for pupils of rural schools were donated on September 4 by the Development Bank to various regions of Belarus. The vehicles were transferred in line with the program School Bus, which provided for the production of 300 buses over 5 years. It is planned that by November 2017, 44 more buses will be sent to regions.

04.09.2017

2017/18 academic year begins in Belarus
2017/18 academic year begins in Belarus On September 1, more than 110,000 small Belarusians began new school year. This day is special for each of them. Children wait for it with impatience, and preparations begin in early summer. White bowknots, bouquets that hardly fit in their hands and a new stylish school uniform. They have been preparing all childhood, so that today everyone can tell from afar: a first-grader is coming.

02.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education
Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education On September 1, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko personally congratulated all those who work and study at Minsk State Auto-Mechanical College named after academician М .S. Vysotsky on Knowledge Day. As many as 1,600 people study at this college. All in all, 190 thousand Belarusians are obtaining specialized and vocational education. It means that working professions are popular.

01.09.2017

Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day, academic year begins
Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day, academic year begins Belarus has marked Knowledge Day and the beginning of a new academic year. The morning of September 1 is always special for schoolchildren, students and their parents. 3,500 educational institutions opened in Belarus after the summer holidays. The President of Belarus has congratulated students, teachers and scientific and pedagogical workers on Day of Knowledge.
Reliable, safe and durable: What should Belarusian electric car be like?
Reliable, safe and durable: What should Belarusian electric car be like? On September 1, the Belarus head of state personally congratulated everyone who studies and works at the Minsk State Automotive College on Day of Knowledge. Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters
Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics
Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics Belarusian colleges are able to train high-quality personnel for the largest IT companies and the High-Tech Park, said Chairman of the Council of the Republic visiting the Minsk College of Electronics on September 1. With the support of the HTP and large Belarusian companies, the Council of the Republic gave the college a new computer class.
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters Education should focus on the needs of the economy, said September 1 the President of Belarus during a visit to the Minsk State Automotive College. About 1,600 people study there. In total, 190,000 Belarusians are receiving an specialized secondary and vocational education, which means working specialties are popular. Every year, more than a third of graduates choose lyceums and colleges as the first stage of professional growth. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, a professional worker will always be in demand.

30.08.2017

Belarusian schools to face changes from September 1
Belarusian schools to face changes from September 1 School students will be studying according to new educational programs from Septembers 1. Cross-curriculum ties were considered whilst the development of these programs. Similar subjects in physics, chemistry and math will be taught at the same time for better acceptance of material. Among the changes are reduction of chemistry lessons and more math hours.

29.08.2017

Belarus President presents state awards to education workers
Belarus President presents state awards to education workers The President of Belarus has awarded education workers for professionalism and hard work ahead of the new academic year. Alexander Lukashenko noted that today's meeting is special. Medals, letters of commendation, thanks and titles were awarded to those whose contribution to the development of society cannot be overestimated. Among those present were teachers are innovators, authors of textbooks, kindergarten teachers and university rectors.
BSU presents technical novelties at FACIM 2017
BSU presents technical novelties at FACIM 2017 More than 20 scientific and technical developments of the Belarusian State University (BSU) are presented at the FACIM 2017 - Mozambique International Trade Show. Among the novelties are medical products and equipment, materials for agriculture and environmental protection, as well as multi-purpose aviation systems.

28.08.2017

Minsk teachers, authorities evolve education development plan in National Library Before the beginning of the new school year, more than 50 teachers met with Minsk City authorities on August 28, 2017 in the National Library. This is where the educational development plan of the city was evolved. The system has something to be proud of: more than 200 participants and 20 teachers have become laureates of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

24.08.2017

Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools
Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools The education system requires constant improvement, stated the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as he took part in the nationwide pedagogical council on August 24. The main principles of the further development of the Belarusian school, the role of the teacher and the ultimate goal of their work, teachers' salaries and children's education - these were among the main topics of the meeting. Special attention was also paid to vocational education and universities.
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement The education system requires constant improvement, said The President of Belarus during the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24.
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24. Today, the President drew attention to the fact that many teachers are actually loaded with unnecessary work. He also raised the issue of respect for the teaching occupation and increase in teachers' salaries.
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko is speaking at the Republican Pedagogical Council. There are a lot of questions discussed during the forum: from the fundamental to the everyday ones. Education at all levels is discussed today - from preschool to university. Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the lack of authoring methods of teaching and the development of new curricula and textbooks.
Education in Belarus must stay in sync with new technologies
Education in Belarus must stay in sync with information technologies About 1,000 participants gathered in Minsk on August 23 for a large-scale forum to jointly develop common decisions on the future of education.

23.08.2017

Republican pedagogical council participants discuss development prospects of Belarus’ education system
Republican pedagogical council participants discuss development prospects of Belarus’ education system The big pedagogical council. The new school year will start very soon and education is becoming one of the most important subjects not only in families, but on the governmental level as well. About 1000 participants gathered at the Republican pedagogical council on August 23. The improvement of education quality on all the levels and the most pressing issues of today. The present and the future of education will be discussed together with the President on August 24.
What changed in the Belarusian school system in 2017?
What changed in the Belarusian school system in 2017? Homework for Belarusian second graders will take a little over an hour, while 9-11 form students should not sit on textbooks for more than 3 hours. Such requirements were voiced by the Ministry of Education. The education system in Belarus continues to improve. The education system, like no other, should look only to the future. The large-scale 'reboot' began from lower grades, reached the middle grades and will end with 9-11 grades. The reform will complete by 2019.
Alexander Lukashenko to discuss future of Belarus' education August 24
Alexander Lukashenko to discuss future of Belarus' education August 24 The National Pedagogical Council is going to convene in Minsk. About 1,000 participants will discuss the most pressing issues facing the education system today. The President of Belarus will discuss the present and future of education with education workers on August 24.
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers The Park of High Technologies may create a special educational center which will train Belarusian programmers according to unique Israeli technologies.

22.08.2017

Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe
Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe 15 kindergartens will be built in Belarus in 2017. Almost the same number of pre-school institutions will open in 2018. However, to fully meet the demand for them, one needs to find places for about 5,000 young Belarusians. This kindergarten was opened in April. Safe children's playgrounds with a special coating, road signs, to learn traffic rules on the spot, a computer lab, a complete set of information and communication technologies, a modern canteen, which allows cooking quickly and without loss of useful qualities.

16.08.2017

What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future?
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future? Preparation for the new academic year was the main theme of the meeting with the President on August 15. The officials discussed return to the five-point system of knowledge assessment, transition to universal secondary education and, of course, teachers' salaries.

15.08.2017

University admissions to be reduced in Belarus?
Universities to lower admissions in Belarus in near future? The 5-point knowledge assessment system may be brought for public discussion in Belarus. Currently the country is using the 10-point system. On August 15, the head of state received a report by Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year Development of education, improvement of the admission campaign and problems that need to be solved before the start of the new academic year. Two weeks before September 1, the Belarus President met with Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko to dot the "i"s on a number of issues. The head of state, first of all, asked how the admission campaign is going. Colleges and lyceums will continue to recruit students until September 20.

03.08.2017

BSU university rises to 506th place in Webometrics ranking
BSU university rises to 506th place in Webometrics ranking The Belarusian State University (BSU) continues to gain ground in the world rating Webometrics. Now the BSU occupies 506th place, having gained 131 places. In total, the list evaluates data on more than 26,000 universities from around the world. Thus the Belarusian State University bypasses 98% of higher education institutions in terms of the quality of education. This is not the first recent achievement of Belarus' major university. The university showed high results in three other international rankings.
Growth of people's incomes is one of priority tasks in Belarus, Marianna Shchetkina says
Growth of people's incomes is one of priority tasks in Belarus, Marianna Shchetkina says The growth of people’s incomes is one of the priority tasks in Belarus. After all, this directly determines the demographic dynamics in the country, said Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina. Also, there is active work to balance the work-family formula. It especially concerns young couples who aspire to succeed in their careers and also have children.

27.07.2017

Belarusians take 14th place at International Mathematics Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro
Belarusians take 14th place at International Mathematics Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro Gold, silver and four bronze medals were won by Belarus at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. In the team ranking, the team took 14th place. More than 600 students took part in the Olympiad. Six tasks were given and only an hour and a half was given for each.

24.07.2017

Lipki airport becomes Minsk aeroclub DOSAAF's new location
Lipki airport becomes Minsk air club DOSAAF's new location On July 24, journalists were shown the renovated airfield Lipki. The Minsk air club DOSAAF moves here from the Borovaja airfield. Reconstruction was conducted in the course of two years. Lipki has a unique runway, and also the necessary material base for training military pilots and athletes. You can fly here at any time of the day and in any weather.
Six Belarusian schoolchildren win medals at International Mathematics Olympiad in Brazil
Six Belarusian schoolchildren win medals at International Mathematics Olympiad in Brazil Belarusian schoolchildren won six medals at the International Mathematics Olympiad. In 2017, the capital of Brazil welcomed the best math minds. The competitions were held in several stages - each participant was offered the most difficult tasks, which took a little more than an hour to complete. Gold medals were awarded only to those mathematicians who, in the aggregate, scored more than 25 points. Of the six hundred school students, only 50 won gold. Among them is Gomel resident Yegor Dubovik.

21.07.2017

International camp on international law in Belarus gathers 15 countries
International camp on international law in Belarus gathers 15 countries Participants from 15 countries gathered a summer camp on international law on the banks of the Berezina River in Belarus. Among them are students from Yale, Harvard, the Geneva Academy and winners of international law Olympiads. The main theme of this summer's summer school is the law in the field of cyber technologies.  World-class professors gave lectures on the intricacies of regulating modern realities - from hybrid wars to blockchain. 

18.07.2017

Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand
Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand Chemistry of success. Belarusian school students won three silver and one bronze medal from the International Chemistry Olympiad, which finished on July 17, 2017 in Thailand.

10.07.2017

Annual Summer School for diplomats opens in Minsk
Annual Summer School for diplomats opens in Minsk Heads of diplomatic missions and consular offices gathered at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus on July 10, 2017, where the annual school for diplomats opened. This is a possibility for diplomats to “synchronize their watches”. A wide of issues is discussed t the meeting. Among the issues are export possibilities of Belarus, external politics, international security.

28.06.2017

Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.

26.06.2017

Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates Let's start with positive news. On Friday evening, the Republican ball of graduates was held in Minsk, pleasing with its atmosphere and beautiful faces. President Lukashenko congratulated the most talented and successful graduates. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova learned about the dreams and ambitions of the new generation, in a solemn and informal atmosphere.

25.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Ball
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Graduation Ball Hopes for dynamic development in all spheres of life in Belarus are connected with youth. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments. A few hundred people were invited to Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments which was held in Minsk on June 23, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Presidential Administration of Belarus on June 23, 2017. Great changes are expected in the education sector in the nearest time. Alexander Lukashenko ordered to decide on all the issues in this sector by 1 September. Law, agriculture, housing and public utilities, work with citizens were discussed as well. The meeting in the Palace of Independence symbolizes a start in perfecting methods of solving the main issues and problems of Belarus.

21.06.2017

Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan A new vector of old friendship: the Frunzensky district of Minsk is extending its cooperation with some regions of Japan. It is, first of all, this means the development of joint projects in various fields from economy to culture.

14.06.2017

Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet
Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet This fact is explained by the season. The average receipt is 105BYN. What is more, Belarusians paid 2.3 times more for clothes, shoes and accessorize online if comparing with 2016. By the way, Belarusians began to pay more for education via internet as well as for books.

06.06.2017

Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus
Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus Evgeny Livyant, the famous private tutor, expressed his opinion on the motivation of entering universities during the TV program “What’s going on?” The attitude of parents towards entering universities is distorted. What is the mistake? Evgeny Livyant, owner of an educational center, private tutor, teacher of the highest category:I think that itit is not the parents’ mistake, it is the law, in the Labor Code. Because a person cannot climb up the career ladder without having higher education.

04.06.2017

Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher
Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher Honorary titles as People’s Doctor and People’s Teacher can be given to many distinguished people. Each of us can recall a teacher from childhood. You begin to understand the importance of the person within the years.

31.05.2017

Social government block accounts to deputies and senators
Social government block accounts to deputies and senators Belarusian universities won’t be training unwanted specialists in the economy sector, increase of unemployment benefits shouldn’t be expected, first-aid stations and schools in villages will be closed with consent of local residents. The social government block accounted to deputies and senators on May 31, 2017. As many as 20 issues were raised in the Oval Hall: from personal issues to widely spread topics in the society. The main newsmaker of the two-hour dialogue was Vasily Zharko, Belarus’ Vice Prime Minister.
Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions
Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions On May 26, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko spent a day communicating with schoolchildren. The meeting was held in one of Minsk's schools where three hundred young people and the President discussed a variety of topics. MORE: How will education system change in Belarus? It's a good practice to arrange tours to such iconic places for the most talented young Belarusians.

29.05.2017

How will education system change in Belarus?
How will education system change in Belarus? The academic year in schools is coming to an end, and, frankly speaking, it has already ended, since the last few days do not play that much role. However, it is going to be a busy summer for the education system, scientists and teachers, because several changes are going to be introduced from September 1. It is necessary to update curricula, make changes to textbooks (everything will not be copied in a short time, but something needs to be done) and lessons will begin at 9 am in most schools in Belarus, at least where it is possible.

28.05.2017

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko
School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School students presented the President a picture at the end of the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko promised that the picture will have a pride place at the exhibition in the Palace.

27.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. The dialogue was on equal terms. Besides asking questions, school students expressed their opinions and their impressions as well. For instance, the topical issue of the school start time was discussed.
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School attendants have their own complaints against textbooks. Some of the texts are written in a difficult to perceive economic language, in other cases it is the other way round when interesting facts are missed.
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. Private life of President Lukashenko as being a father was discussed as well. School attendants asked questions whether Alexander Lukashenko helps his son to do homework and what Nikolai’s favorite subject at school is.
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. All the school attendants listened to the President attentively and then with a child’s spontaneity asked how to become a President. Alexander Lukashenko:I don’t how I became a President and I cannot give you advice how to become one.

26.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers Tasks for centralized testing in Belarus in 2017 will fully correspond to the school curriculum, said Alexander Lukashenko on May 26 visiting one of Minsk's schools. Taking part in the meeting on education matters in School No.61 were 300 people. Schoolchildren asked the head of state the questions they wanted to ask. The President urged the Belarusian youth to make their plans and hopes come true in their homeland. For this purpose, all conditions are created in Belarus, moreover, the education system is constantly being improved.
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.

22.05.2017

Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition
Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition Belarusian university diplomas are now officially recognized in Ecuador. The two countries signed an agreement on mutual higher education recognition on May 22, 2017. This step is the realization of agreements made on the highest level before. It is expected that the new status of diplomas will attract students from Ecuador to Belarus.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel President Lukashenko made personnel decisions on May 12, 2017. New directors were named in district executive committees, in the education system. The Gomel region inspector was appointed the Assistant to President. Alexander Lukashenko orientated the new personnel at social issues primarily. Prices, employment, and salaries are the priorities which must stay at the center of attention of local authorities.

12.05.2017

BSU opens branch of marketing department at MTZ
Belarusian State University opens branch of marketing department at MTZ On May 12, a new branch of the marketing department of the Belarusian State University was opened at the MTZ company. Now, students will be able to see the entire technological process from inside during training. The sides have agreed to conduct profile and practical training. Representatives of MTZ will also assist students in the preparation of term and diploma papers.

02.05.2017

Belarusians win four medals at International Conference of Young Scientists in Stuttgart
Belarusians win four medals at International Conference of Young Scientists in Stuttgart One gold and three bronzes were brought by Belarusian schoolchildren from Stuttgart, where the XXIV international conference of young scientists was held. 150 students from 26 countries represented their research in physics, mathematics, informatics and ecology. The presentation was in English. The students of the Minsk Gymnasium No 41 received gold for a report on mathematics.

23.04.2017

What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.

22.04.2017

Belarus President about practical side of higher education
Belarus President about practical side of higher education Life itself mobilizes to change the approaches towards education. The choice of a future profession must be sensible. And from now on education and production will cooperate. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:I emphasized many times before: undergraduates need to be involved into the production processes. And not only undergraduates. Students from the second year and from the end of the first year must be dragged to the fields, to machines and so on.
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity The future of Belarus belongs to education. President Lukashenko complains about the unnecessary complexity of school curricula.

21.04.2017

Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says The main task for 2017 is to bring the average salary to BYN1,000 but this money must be earned, not printed, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address April 21. Increased productivity is the basis of salary growth, emphasized the head of state.
Students: Belarus President pins hopes on us
Students: Belarus President pins hopes on us and we must live up to them On April 21, the Belarus President gave his State of the Nation Address. Among those who followed events in the Oval Hall today were students. Traditionally, in his speeches, the President raises problems of youth. The main message of the day was that students should be confident that they will get jobs placement.

05.04.2017

Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus
Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus "Hours of friendship" took place on April 4 in Minsk's universities. Belarusian and Turkmen students participated in the meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the diplomatic corps. The idea of ​​holding such meetings was announced by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during Alexander Lukashenko's visit to that country. Strong ties in education between the two countries were established long ago, but now a new promising direction has appeared.

22.03.2017

MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3 Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye. The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.

20.03.2017

Belarus' Education Minister Igor Karpenko
Belarus' Education Minister on changes in Education Code and Belarus' IT sector What is the reason for the growth of IT sector in Belarus and how is the Belarusian education system responding to the challenges of time? We will talk about this with our guest - the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko. Mr Karpenko, glad to see you. Igor Karpenko, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus: Good evening.

17.03.2017

Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot
Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot Teachers will be assigned high teaching degrees on the spot. An updated version of the Education Code of the Republic of Belarus is now being drawn up. The Code won’t bring cardinal changes for the younger generation. Nevertheless, some changes will be made to the working process. School programs and plans will be improved; the work on ongoing education will strengthen its positions. The relevant agency is considering the idea of creating electronic books. Public discussions were held when the Code was drawn up. All the opinions have been included.

10.03.2017

Belarus' Education Code to be amended
Belarus' Education Code to be amended The duration of the academic year for graduate classes will decrease, and elective classes on Saturday will be available already for fifth graders. These and other changes are planned to be introduced in the Education Code. They were discussed on March 9 at the Belarusian parliament. It is planned to reduce the number of types of educational establishments and increase class size to 30 students.

02.03.2017

Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law
Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law Belarus is ready to share experience with Vietnam in the field of law enforcement, said March 2 President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the Minister of Public Security of Vietnam Tô Lâm. That country is one of a number of priority partners of Belarus in the Asian region. Today, Vietnam is developing rapidly, including economically.

21.02.2017

Rational use of scientific university developments vital in Belarus
Rational use of scientific university developments vital for Belarus The potential of young specialists must be used rationally and innovation must be profitable, Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusyi is convinced. The quality of staff training was discussed at the Belarusian University of Technology on February 17.

16.02.2017

Education and Career international exhibition opens in Minsk on February 16
Education and Career international exhibition opens in Minsk on February 16 The International exhibition "Education and career" starts in Minsk on 16 February. It will be useful to pupils and students, their parents and teachers. Teachers will be able to take part in workshops and get acquainted with the educational system of different countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Israel. In total, 11 countries will participate in the exhibition.

06.02.2017

Igor Karpenko, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus
New Education Code draft submitted for public discussion in Belarus An Education Code draft was submitted for public discussion. Deputies, senators, and rectors of the leading universities of Belarus have already joined it. Children from 5 years old can go to the first grade, according to the new edition of the code. Occupancy of classes will be increased to 30 pupils.

02.02.2017

Belarus, Pakistan MPs discuss joint projects
Belarus, Pakistan MPs discuss joint projects Pakistan's parliamentarians have discussed with their Belarusian counterparts a number of issues of bilateral cooperation, including import duty cuts on cargo and passenger vehicles, the possibility of granting state preferences to Belarusian companies and scientific-technical cooperation. The meeting was held in the Council of the Republic. The parties then signed a joint statement and a memorandum of understanding.

01.02.2017

Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook
Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook An image made by Belarusian astronomers has appeared in the Cambridge textbook "Shoot the Moon". The photos were published in a book dedicated to the various methods of astronomical photography of the Earth satellite. A look at the celestial body in 3D glasses is the uniqueness of the Belarusian images. A lot of shots from different angles were made to achieve that.

31.01.2017

Study or sleep: how pupils in Belarus respond to sixth school day?
Study or sleep: how pupils in Belarus respond to sixth school day? This Saturday became the start of the first working week for pupils and teachers. Class teachers, subject teachers and school psychologists work on the sixth school day in Belarus. On this day, students prepare for Centralized Testing, which is a university entry test in Belarus, visit sports classes, take part in sports activities, take additional classes in English and prepare for final examinations in schools and gymnasiums. Consultations are carried out now on Saturdays. Both pupils and parents can visit them.

28.01.2017

Training center of Institute of Belarusian Border Service opens in Smorgon
Training center of Institute of Belarusian Border Service opens in Smorgon The training center of the Institute of the Belarusian border service was opened in Smorgon. It was the final point of a EU-UNDP project on decision of the problems with migration and protection of human rights. More than 700 victims of trafficking received psychological and legal assistance in Belarus over the last three years. The budget of this project was $2 million. Moreover, a significant part of this project was financed by the European Union.

20.01.2017

Reorganization of school education on Saturdays
Belarusian schools to switch to six-day week Study at school on Saturdays will be reorganized. New forms of work such as facultative lessons, working education, and consultations with parents are provided in a new official document. This departmental order was signed by the Minister of Education of Belarus. School education cannot stand still. Textbooks, programs, as well as approaches to learning process change. Nevertheless, the sixth day at Belarusian schools will be reorganized. For example, problematic issues related to children's learning can be discussed directly with teachers.

11.01.2017

Educational reforms in Belarus
Educational reforms in Belarus in 2017 Belarusian university entrants will be able to pass four tests at the Centralized Testing instead of three. There are additional possibilities for entrants. Validity of the certificates is changed, as well as the number of reserve days for the sitting of exams. The Education Code is supplemented with some new articles. Now, you can use Centralized Testing certificates during two years instead of one, and the number of reserve days is increased from one to three.

23.12.2016

Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education
Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education Cooperation and new projects between Belarus and China were discussed in Minsk on December 22. Particular attention was paid to the education system.  Now about 2,000 Chinese students study in Belarus and more than 600 Belarusians are in China for educational purposes.

16.12.2016

Belarus President appoints new education minister
Belarus President notes need to relax checks of businesses New faces have appeared in some departments and the State Control Committee. Alexander Lukashenko gave his consent to the appointment of heads of local executive committees, representatives of the diplomatic corps, universities, government organizations and the media. The Ministry of Education will now be headed by Igor Karpenko, who previously held the post of Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

06.12.2016

Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa
Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa Exchange of students between Belarus and Poland can be increased. The Polish Senate Marshal Stanisław Karczewski visited December 6 the Belarusian State University. The foreign guest came to talk with the students of the Faculty of Philology, at which students have for several decades studying the Polish language. During this time, the BSU has established good contacts with many foreign universities. Every year, about one hundred employees travel to Poland as part of scientific exchange and internship programs.
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions Belarus and Poland have agreed to hold annual forums of regions. They also plan to carry out research projects in the field of nano- and biotechnologies and cooperate in the field of education. This is the result of the first day of talks between the parliamentary delegations of Poland and Belarus.

02.12.2016

MAZ conducts school bus crash-test
MAZ conducts school bus crash-test The new model of the Belarusian school bus has been tested for durability. The crash test was conducted in Russia. The impact affected only the body of the vehicle. Mannequins on passenger seats, with seat belts on, were not injured. If there were people in the bus during the experiment, they would not have received serious injuries and bruises. MAZ will start producing this make of bus in Minsk in 2017.

21.11.2016

Dictionary
How foreign languages promote Belarusian economy Your tongue will get you anywhere: to Kiev, London, New York or Beijing. Belarusian managers have to keep up with Belarusian foreign policy achievements because they need to agree on sales of Belarusian tractors, cheeses and sausages in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Arab. The English language is a must for Belarusian specialists. Andrei has learned about it from his personal experience. He speaks German fluently and actively uses it at work. Nevertheless, any language should be constantly practiced.

18.11.2016

British teacher George Casley: Modern technologies make students passive
British teacher George Casley: Modern technologies make students passive Today we are having British teacher George Casley in the TV program Simple Questions. Good afternoon. Thank you for your time. In Soviet times, there was a popular belief that British education is the best in the world. What can you tell us about it? Is it true?
Why Belarusians choose French
Why Belarusians choose French Knowledge of foreign languages unites both people end economies. Nowadays, any top manager should master at least two foreign languages. One of them is definitely French. It is spoken by over 270 million people. Except for the language itself, literature, geography and history are also taught in French in this gymnasium.

14.11.2016

Marc Chagall had low grades in Drawing in school
Marc Chagall had low grades in Drawing in school Great Marc Chagall had a three in Drawing. His record book was published by the National Historical Archives of Belarus. There was a five-point grading system in Belarus in the 20th century. Chagall didn’t have the highest grades. However, a future famous artist got a five for his behavior.
Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in MinskCooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk
Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk Education without borders will be not only for students, but also for pupils. The negotiations on the cooperation of universities, vocational schools and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province took place in Minsk. Chinese colleagues note their interest in such subjects as geology, engineering and information technology. The discussion concerning cooperation between universities is not a rare thing. At the same time, the dialogue on cooperation at the school level the Grodno region and Gansu Province held for the first time.

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