Speaking about education in Belarus, it is impossible not to pay attention to such an educational institution as Grodno State University. Yankee Kupala. This is one of the leading universities in the country with a long history. It has a high level of education and peculiar traditions. The university has repeatedly ranked second in the ranking of the best universities in the country and is considered the most prestigious post of BSU.
How was the university created?
The beginning of such an institution as Grodno State University. Yankee Kupala, was laid with the approval of the region of Soviet power. Recall that the territories of Western Belarus in the interwar period belonged to the Polish state and there was no question of the development of independent education for the Eastern Slavs. But in 1939, these lands came under the leadership of the USSR, and almost immediately the new government began to correct this problem. So, in 1940, the Grodno Teaching Institute was opened, which in the future will turn into the Grodno State University. Yankee Kupala.
Short life of a teacher’s institute
Initially, the university had three departments, the Belarusian language and literature, the Russian language and literature, and the department of technical sciences. The main objective of this institution was to train teachers for the newly created secondary schools with Belarusian and Russian languages of instruction. But the teacher’s institute did not have to function for a long time. With the occupation in 1941, the school was closed, as, indeed, most schools for the local population.
Grodno Pedagogical Institute - the predecessor of the Grodno State University
After the liberation of Western Belarus, its full-fledged recovery could not have happened without the restoration of higher education in the region. Therefore, in 1944, the Grodno Teachers' Institute was revived, only under the name Grodno Pedagogical Institute. In parallel with some reorganization, the old structure of the educational institution remained: the newly established institute had three faculties, including physical and mathematical, literary and foreign languages. At the same time, the first departments for correspondence education are opened.
Another significant stage in the history of the university was the mid-50s. It is marked both by the general reorganization of the institute and by the active struggle of the teaching staff for the rights of the Belarusian language. It was at this time that the future Grodno State University of Yanka Kupala (GrSU) was named in honor of the great Belarusian poet of the pre-war period. During the reorganization, a number of new faculties were opened, which still exist today.
In 1978, the pedagogical institute became the GrSU, as we know it today. Grodno State University. Yanki Kupala became the first institution of higher education in the history of Western Belarus, and its discovery greatly influenced the further cultural and scientific development of the region.
GrSU is the pride of the country. The quality of education is noted both at the international level (rating of universities of Belarus Webometrics, which put Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala on the second place of universities of the country), and local. The second can be attributed to the many awards that the institution received over the past few years: the award in 2014, the Government of the Republic of Belarus Prize - in 2016.
Grodno University today: structure and development prospects
The university continues to evolve, and a set of modern specializations, the number of which does not cease to grow every year, only proves this fact. Today about 18 thousand students study at this university, among the teaching staff - more than 300 candidates of science and 44 teachers with a professorship. The scientific library is also growing, now there are about 700 thousand copies of books in its collection, many of which are unique.
A wide range of faculties and departments provides Grodno State University. Yankee Kupala. Legal, military, pedagogical and many other faculties, altogether there are 16 of them, offer students a choice of one of 80 departmental specializations. Many of them, for example, tourism or economic logistics, were opened quite recently, and fully correspond to the realities of today's labor market.
College of Humanities
The college is a member of the UO Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala, while being one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Belarus. It was founded as a pedagogical college in the 30s of the last century. In 2009, the school became known as the College of Humanities, and became part of the university.
Today, the institution forms the labor force of the region, ensuring an adequate level of education and intellectual preparation of young people. The college conducts secondary vocational training in several specialties, including preschool, musical education, areas of physical culture, tourism, document management and graphic design.
More than 1 thousand students study at this institution, both full-time and part-time. Gradually, the total number increases.
For entering the Grodno State University of Yanka Kupala, it is easier to score points if you get training from one of the colleges that comprise it. Moreover, there are several of them, as well as areas of study.
Lida College began to be called an educational institution in 2006, when the pedagogical and technical colleges were reorganized. Today, the institution continues the historical and intellectual traditions of the former technical and vocational schools that existed before it.
The number of students at Leeds College is more than 1.3 thousand full-time studies, as well as more than 300 part-time students. The educational institution has about 260 employees, of whom there are 132 teachers, among them there are academic degrees (PhD, masters, postgraduate students), as well as teachers with high categories. Lida College is engaged in professional training, both in the humanities and technical areas. Nonresident students can get a place in one of the hostels attached to the school.
Lida College has an extensive library with specialized literature, as well as wireless connectivity for students and teachers.