Baranovichi State University is an institution of higher education established in accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Belarus № 293 dated on June 23, 2004. Baranovichi State University is not only a higher professional school focused on training highly-qualified specialists with deep theoretical and practical knowledge, but also a center of scientific research and a powerful ideological support. It is a diversified structure harmoniously combining education, research and innovation activities. The most important in the educational process is to provide deep fundamental and modern practical training of potential specialists. Independent student work, efficient innovative teaching technologies and forms of the educational process, modern methods and forms of the academic performance control aimed at the development of student creative abilities, rational use of scientific and human resources acquire a particular importance in this connection. BarSU was established on June 23, 2004 by the Order of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G.Lukashenko № 293 «On the creation of the educational institution «Baranovichi State University» University administration office SYMBOLS OF THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION «BARANOVICHI STATE UNIVERSITY» Flag Emblem Badge University emblem, flag and badge for graduates of the educational institution «Baranovichi State University» were approved during the Heraldic Council of the President of the Republic of Belarus meeting on June 11, 2008 by the report № 3. The university carries out high quality specialist training at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic Languages, the Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology, the Faculty of Economics and Law: • first grade of full-time education in 22 specialties and correspondence education in 17 specialties, • second grade of full-time and correspondence education in 2 specialties, • first grade of postgraduate full-time correspondence education in 1 specialty. and Nowadays there are more than 10 000 students at BarSU. Faculty of Engineering THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING TRAINS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: •Machine-Building Technology •Technological Equipment of Machine-Building Production •Information Systems and Technologies •Automated Technological Processes and Production •Technical Support of Agricultural Production •Economy and Production Management •Agronomy THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING TRAINS CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: •Machine-Building Technology •Technological Equipment of Machine-Building Production •Information Systems and Technologies •Automated Technological Processes and Production •Technical Support of Agricultural Production •Economy and Production Management •Agronomy •Zootechnics Practical training in Tractors and Cars Practical training in Botany Practical training in Machine Elements Practical training in Technological Methods of Machine Elements Reliability Practical training in Physics Practical training in Agricultural Machinery Industrial enterprises supporting the Faculty of Engineering: • Branch of «Atlant» CC - Baranovichi Machine-Tool Building Plant • «Automated Lines Plant» PC • «Automobile Unit Plant» PC • «Machine-Tool Accessories Plant» PC • «Torgmash» PC Baranovichi The laboratories, design offices and shops floors of these industrial enterprises are used for carrying out laboratory experiments and scientific researches. Students undergo their production and pregraduation practical training at these enterprises. Practical training on a factory floor Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology THE FACULTY TRAINS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: • • • • • • • Practical Psychology Pre-School Education Home Economics and Entrepreneurship Home Economics and Visual Arts Geoecology Primary education Social Pedagogy THE FACULTY TRAINS CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: • • • • Practical Psychology Pre-School Education Geoecology Primary education Enlarged seminar in Interactive Pedagogics Work in the research laboratory «Correlation of the psychological culture and personality mental health forming» Practical training in Technology of Sewing Production Individual practical work in Music Practical training in Technology of Food Production Student practical training in the branch of the Pre-School Education Department Practical training in Principles of Clothing Construction and Design Faculty of Slavic and Germanic Languages THE FACULTY TRAINS FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: • • • • English Language. German Language German Language. English Language Belarusian Language and Literature Foreign Language (English) The use of satellite television, multimedia equipment, audio and video recorders, student work in computer classes, phonetic laboratories contribute to a high quality of the educational process. There is a rich video collection in foreign languages at the Faculty, the Internet access is provided. There are student video clubs in English and German and the club «Polyglot» which allows studying English, German, Spanish, Old Slavonic and other languages. Turkish and Chinese studies are to be launched in the future. Special author course «Traditions and innovations in Belarusian literature» Practical training in Audition in the phonetic laboratory Practical English grammar studies German language summer school within the cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Faculty of Economics and Law THE FACULTY TRAINS FULL-TIME AND CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: • • • • Law Economics and Tourism Industry Management Accounting, Analysis and Auditing Marketing Lectures in Marketing In the forensic laboratory Faculty of Pre-University Training AREAS OF FACULTY WORK: • Рre-university training of young people for entering institutions of higher education of the Republic of Belarus: – evening preparatory courses (7.5 months); – short-time evening preparatory courses (3.5 months); – 2-weeks preparatory courses; – foreign citizens training for entering institutions of higher education of the Republic of Belarus; – Russian language courses for foreign citizens (2, 3, 5 or 6 months); • Organization of the annual Olympiad «BarSU Applicant»; • Organization of centralized testing on the university basis; • Organization and management of vocational guidance work. Institute of Refresher Training and Retraining The main areas of the Institute activity are the following ones: • retraining of staff with higher education and graduate students in 11 specialties: «Accounting, Analysis and Auditing in Industry», «Economics and Management at Industrial Enterprise», «Marketing», «Banking», «Informatics», «Law», «Information and Legal Support of Business», «Finances», «Personnel Management», «Information Systems Software», «Business Administration»; • retraining of staff with specialized secondary education in Economy; • refresher training of staff with higher education in Communications, Law, Economics and Production Organization; • author courses and methodological seminars of famous scientists, lecturers, researchers of the Republic of Belarus. DEPARTMENT OF DISTANCE LEARNING The Department of Distance Learning was created and functions successfully for the purpose of introducing modern educational technologies on the basis of telecommunication and information facilities into the educational process. The main goals of the Department of Distance Learning are the following ones: • organization and support of the distant studies educational process; • improvement of educational process efficiency by using innovative educational methods and other teaching instruments based on modern communication and information technologies; educational services expansion. MASTER STUDIES The university launched in 2010 the second stage of higher education (master studies) in the following specialties: • 1 - 08 80 06 «General Pedagogics, History of Pedagogics and Education»; • 1 - 36 80 03 «Machine Building and Engineering Science». Forms of education: full-time education - 1 year, correspondence education - 1, 5 years. In 2011 the university graduated its first master students in General Pedagogics, History of Pedagogics and Education. POSTGRADUATE COURSE Since 2010 the university uses programmes of post-graduate training in the specialty 05.02.07 – Technology and Equipment for Mechanic and Physicotechnical Treatment. Forms of education: full-time education - 3 years, correspondence education - 4 years. Postgraduate course is aimed at mastering methods and means of scientific researches, implementing scientific search on topical subjects, systematizing and generalizing the results obtained for the thesis preparation and defense for the academic degree of candidate of sciences. Doctoral researches are carried out at the Department of Organization and Automation of Production of the Faculty of Engineering under the guidance of highly qualified professionals. CENTER OF TURKISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE The Center of the Turkish Language and Culture is opened on September 18, 2012 under the aegis of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the Republic of Belarus and the Turkish company «Kodzha Group». The Center insures a successful organization of the educational process of the Faculty of Economics and Law groups (specialty «Economy and Management in Tourism Industry») studying the Turkish language. Students are offered: • Satellite television with TV program in the Turkish language; • Media system, interactive board; • Computers and office equipment; • Electronic resources: – book database; – full-text CD-ROM databases, audio cassettes ; – feature films; – Internet access; – online communication with native Turkish speakers. The structural subdivision «Lyakhovichi State Agrarian College», an integral part of continuous education, joined the university in 2006. Application of theoretical knowledge into practice Study of the sunflower inflorescence structure SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES The research and innovative activity is one of key elements of university staff, postgraduate, master and undergraduate students work. It's an integral part of education, retraining, refresher training and highlyqualified professional training. Scientific search is aimed at acquiring fundamental knowledge, solving applied problems, creating new pedagogical and social technologies, ensuring a high level of scientific professional training, providing scientific and methodological support of innovative processes and implementing scientific research results into practice. The research activities are carried out within the scope of the State Programme of Scientific Researches, on the instructions of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the State Committee for Science and Technologies and on the basis of contracts concluded with organizations and enterprises of the Baranovichi region. The high-quality research and development activities allow the university to obtain the following patents: • a patent for the invention «Grinding of gas-thermal protective covering»; • patents for the useful model: – «Telescopic generator for spray dispersion in confined space»; – «Device for accelerated testing of sewing needles»; – «Selective optical irradiator for farm animals»; – «Mode and device for defining the geometric form of plywood logs». The Scientific and Technical Council functions at the university in order to develop and implement actions aimed at enhancing and improving the quality of research and innovation activities. The following scientific-educational schools successfully function at the initiative of the university scientists and under their immediate highly skilled guidance: • Scientific-Pedagogical School for the development and improvement of energy-saving technologies of cereal and legumes cultivation. Supervisor: Prof. Kochurko Vasiliy Ivanovich, BarSU Rector, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences. • Scientific-Pedagogical School of Machine Building and Engineering Science. Supervisor: Prof. Blagodarnyy Vladimir Markovich, Professor of the Machine Building Technology Department, Doctor of Technical Sciences. • Scientific-Pedagogical School for studying the effect of magnetoimpulse field on structural and phase transformations and mechanical properties of steel products aimed at enhancing their performance. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Alifanov Alexandr Viktorovich, Professor of the Equipment and Automated Production Department, Doctor of Technical Sciences. International theoretical and practical conferences held at the university, became an annual tradition: • International theoretical and practical conferences of young researchers «Scientific Commonwealth» and «New Science Formula»; • International theoretical and practical conferences «Actual Problems of Economics and Law», «Eco- and agrotourism: development perspectives on local territories», «Technics and Technology: Innovation and Quality», «XXI Century Professional: Psychological and Pedagogical Culture and Professional Competence»; • International theoretical and practical seminar «Preschool Education: Experience, Problems and Prospects». Participants of theoretical and practical conferences come from various countries. Representatives of higher education institutions of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic take an active part in these conferences. The university faculties also hold theoretical and practical conferences of university and national levels. Theoretical and practical conference Student scientific work is a priority task of the university faculty. A continuous introduction of educational technologies in the educational process for implementing the research principle of education and improving the student research work efficiency is performed in order to contribute to this work. The variety of student research work topics is considerably defined by the Problem Book of the Baranovichi region industrial enterprises and organizations. University researches financed from the State budget and performed on the instruction of the National Academy of Sciences and ministries also serve as a starting point for student research work. A wide rage of methods of motivating and attracting students to the scientific search shows a high efficiency of results, what is proved by annually obtained national and international conference, exhibition, contest, forum, competition diplomas, certificates, prize-winning places, categories both of students and student teams and groups. The Student Scientific Society created at the university, initiates the holding of theoretical and practical conferences and contests, the foundation and functioning of research laboratories and clubs for the purpose of improving the quality of professional training, preserving the scientific potential and creating conditions for the development of student scientific creativity, their integration in the scientific and educational space. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION The university pays a particular attention to the development of international relations as a source of the cultural and historical enrichment and the creation of a positive university image. The international activity is performed in compliance with 85 international agreements on cooperation. BarSU holds annually international theoretical and practical conferences. The university keeps extending the range of its participation in international programmes, projects and contests. International cooperation map Visit of the Republic of Turkey delegation to the university Signing an agreement on cooperation Signing the agreement on cooperation with a Turkish university Signing the agreement on cooperation with an Iranian university EXPORT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Since 2008 the university provides training to foreign nationals. Nowadays the university is one of the leading higher education institutions of the Brest region per number of foreign students. Citizens of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Shi-Lanka and Turkey carry out their studies (full-time/extramural) at the faculties, the Preparatory Department and the Russian Language Course. Nowadays the university trains 402 foreign nationals. Russian Language Course graduates Tours of university foreign students Annual university contest for first-year students «BarSU talents». Rewarding a Turkmen student University material resources University material resources comprise academic and laboratory buildings, comfortable student dormitories, medical facilities, Culture and Art Center, library, catering complex, including student canteens and cafeterias in academic buildings and dormitories. Students have at their disposal the university library with 3 lending departments and 4 reading rooms. The library fund comprises more than 290 000 copies of documents. More than 250 periodicals are being subscribed annually. Library users have the opportunity to work with full-text databases of world-known producers University Library and Grebennikon, with the Electronic Thesis Library of the Russian State Library. The library's electronic catalog numbers more than 113 000 bibliographic records. The university web-site became a new service tool for announcing general information about the library and actual everyday information. Lists of new arrivals are presented monthly. In the library Literary and musical composition «Word and wisdom disseminator» The University offers favorable conditions for student personality development and organization of student leisure and everyday life: There are 3 dormitories in the university campus. Every room unit is fully furnished (a bed, a separate cupboard, a separate bookshelf, a nightstand) and has an equipped kitchen (wall and floor cupboards, a sink, a stove, a kitchen table, stools, a fridge), a bathroom and a toilet. There is a gym with changing rooms and bathrooms, a shaping gym, a coaches' room, a cloakroom, washing and drying rooms at the dormitory basement floor. The dormitories have blocks of domestic service and dance halls. Complex of student dormitories for 1 200 students Room unit in a student dormitory Gym and washing room in the dormitory The University’s medical and health-improving work is carried out on the basis of health units with modern medical equipment. Medical staff takes regular sanitary and epidemiological measures in order to improve student health, prevent and decrease the morbidity and injure rates. Pharmacy, massage, dental and treatment rooms in the student health center The Department of Public Catering includes 2 canteens, 3 cafeterias and 2 retailing units. The cafeteria «GAUDEAMUS» for about 100 people is situated in the university campus. The academic building of the Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology and the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic Languages has 2 dining halls with modern equipment. There are cafeterias in the academic buildings of the Institute of Refresher Training and Retraining, the Faculty of Engineering and in student dormitories. University students and staff have a wide choice of dishes. SPORT LIFE The implementation of the unified state policy in the field of mass sport and physical culture development, the improvement of student and university staff health is one of the main activity areas of Baranovichi State University. Chess tournament Various sport clubs and groups function at the university. Many year-round sport contests are held with the participation of university, faculties and dormitories staff. BarSU combined teams represent successfully the university at the National Student Games, championships and cups of the Republic of Belarus. Annual track and field race Year-round sport contest of university students Year-round sport contest of university staff and faculty University volleyball, kettlebell sport and streetball combined teams EURO – CROSS 2012 (Luxembourg) Baranovichi State University is the winner of the National Track and Field Race Student Games 2012 Women’s volleyball team «Atlant-BarSU» Hokey team «Textile worker-BarSU» CREATIVE GROUPS 16 creative groups and clubs (4 of them have the honorary title of «popular amateur ensemble» – the ensemble «Muzychny Gastinets», the fashion theatre «Svita», the theatre of miniatures «Safit», the popular studio of variety song «Talent») fulfill students’ spiritual needs. Numerous creative projects contribute to the development of university traditions, the formation of corporative consciousness and multicultural thinking. University creative groups are famous for winning national and international contests and festivals not only in Belarus, but also far abroad. Popular fashion theatre «Svita» Popular ensemble «Muzychny Gastinets» Popular theatre of miniatures «Safit» Winner of the title «Photo Miss» of the national beauty contest «Miss Belarus 2006» Winners of the university intellect, beauty and grace contest «Miss BarSU 2012» Vocal group «Folk-major» Dance emsemble «Impreza» BarSU traditional cultural events - initiation into the student body «Vivat, first-year students! Vivat, BarSU!»; subject contests «Mother’s heart is beating for us»; subject concerts «My motherland – Belarus» of the ensemble «Muzychny gastinets»; ceremonies of celebration in honor of veterans of the Great Patriotic War and Armed Forces «Salut, Victory!», solemn ceremonies of celebration in honor of better University’s graduates «For those who have been waiting for this moment for so long». Striking examples of the student cultural activity are creative and intellectual contests «Miss BarSU» and «Mister BarSU» and the first-year student contest «BarSU talents». The university clubs «Guitar and Me» and «On the Wings of Design», fine and decorative art studio, folk amateur groups help fulfill various student spiritual needs. YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS The primary trade union organization of university students, the Belarusian Republican Youth Union and the Belarusian Red Cross Society were created at the university and function successfully. Their main activity areas are the following ones: • support of initiatives aimed at the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of young people, the creation of favorable conditions for business development; • participation in the elaboration of youth programs; • development of the patriotic attitude as an important spiritual and social value. University students – active members of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union University students – active members of the university trade union organization and the Belarusian Red Cross Society HISTORICAL AND PATRIOTIC CLUB «MEMORY» The main activity of the club is the attraction of people’s attention to the heroic and historical past. The most significant events of the club - meetings with participants in the Great Patriotic War and veterans of the Armed Forces, charity actions and activities, mentoring assistance provided to veterans, maintenance of fascism victims’ mass graves, sightseeing tours to memorable places. The participation in university and city cultural events is also one of the activity areas. One of the university campus dormitories has a memorable room of the 203rd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment Orlovsky. Historical and patriotic club «Memory» Club «Return to the Roots» The club for folk art fans «Vyartanne da vytokau» («Return to the Roots») is a student patriotic association organized on the basis of student dormitories and aimed at the student civil stand development, acquaintance with Belarusian traditions, celebrations and ceremonies, study of the Belarusian nation history, preservation and conservation of the national heritage and the popular culture of the Republic of Belarus by students; associations of folk art amateurs, revival of ancient ceremonies and national calendar celebrations. The Club activity includes subject meetings, discussions about the popular culture, folklore, history and traditions of Belarusian celebrations, literary evenings, meetings with elderly people, activities for studying the native language, poetry, folklore, stage performances «Housewarming», «Courtship», «Christmas», «Dzyady» and other patriotic activities. There is a room of the national culture in one of the university dormitories. Club «Return to the Roots» Editorial activity The university editorial activity is carried out to prepare and issue editions in accordance with the license of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus. Its activity is coordinated by the Editorial Board and implemented in accordance with the prospective and subject plans of issuing scientific, science fiction, educational, methodological, industrial and practical, reference books in the following areas: • preparation and issue of publications, regulated by the Education Code of the Republic of Belarus; • preparation and issue of educational materials; • preparation and issue of the scientific journal «Bulletin of BarSU» and the newspaper «My University»; • fast job and blank printing and reproduction, printing and reproduction of official documents. Meeting with authors of scientific and methodical publications within the framework of the Editorial Board Newspaper «My University» Baranovichi State University is developing dynamically and getting a strong position at the educational services market taking into account the national objectives in the field of education and science as well as specific economic and social needs of the region. The university strategic goal is implemented by improving the organization and content of the educational process, introducing innovative approaches and technologies, modern achievements of science and technology, research and development activities, improving educational work and ideological support, staffing and increasing material and technical resources. The university is actively developing its business cooperation with foreign institutions of higher education through the implementation of agreements on cooperation. This international cooperation is constantly expanding. Necessary opportunities for further efficient activity in the field of highly qualified professional training in accordance with the university Quality policy, Mission and Vision of the quality management system, allow BarSU to face the future with confidence.