Speaking about education in Belarus, one can not but pay attention to such an educational institution as the Grodno State University. Yanka Kupala. This is one of the leading universities in the country with a long history. It has a high level of education and distinctive traditions. The University has repeatedly held the second place 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. Yanka Kupala, was laid with the approval in this region of Soviet power. Recall that the territory of Western Belarus in the interwar period belonged to the Polish state and the development of independent education for the Eastern Slavs was out of the question. But in 1939 these lands pass under the leadership of the USSR, and almost immediately the new government is taking up the task of correcting this problem. So, in 1940 the Grodno Teachers' Institute was opened, which in the future will be turned into the Grodno State University named after A.Ya. Yanka Kupala.
Short life of the teacher's institute
Initially, the university had three branches, the Belarusian language and literature, the Russian language and literature, the Department of Technical Sciences. The main goal of this institution was to train teachers for newly created secondary schools with Belarusian and Russian languages of instruction. But it was not necessary to function for a long time. With the occupation in 1941, the educational institution was closed, as, indeed, most of the schools for the local population.
Grodno Pedagogical Institute - predecessor of the University
After the liberation of Western Belarus, its full restoration could not have occurred without the restoration of a higher school in the region. Therefore, in 1944 the Grodno Teacher's Institute was revived, only under the name Grodno Pedagogical Institute. In parallel with some reorganization, the old structure of the educational institution was preserved: the newly created institute had three faculties, among them physics and mathematics, literary and foreign languages. Then the first branches for correspondence education are opened.
Another milestone in the history of the university was the mid-50's. 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 Yanka Kupala (GrSU) was named after 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 was transformed into the State University of Grodno, as we know it today. Grodno State University. Yanka Kupala became the first higher educational institution in the history of Western Belarus, and its opening 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 (the rating of Belarusian universities Webometrics, which put the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University on the second place in the country's universities) and local. The second can be attributed many of the awards that the institution received over the past few years: the prize in 2014, the Prize of the Government of the Republic of Belarus in 2016.
Grodno University today: structure and development prospects
The university continues to develop, and the 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, more than 300 candidates of sciences and 44 teachers with professorship are among the teaching staff. The scientific library is also growing, now there are about 700 thousand books in its collections, many of which are unique.
Grodno State University offers a wide range of faculties and departments. Yanka Kupala. Legal, military, pedagogical and many other faculties, there are a total of 16, offer students the choice of one of the 80 cathedral 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.
The college is part 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 school back in the 30s of last century. In 2009, the educational institution became known as the Humanitarian College, and became part of the university.
To date, the institution forms the labor of the region, guaranteeing the proper level of education and intellectual training of young people. The college conducts secondary vocational training in several specialties, including pre-school, music education, physical education, tourism, document management and graphic design.
Studying in this institution more than 1 thousand students, both on day and on the correspondence form. Gradually, the total number increases.
In order to enter the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, it is easier to score points if one of the colleges participating in it is trained. There are several of them, as well as the directions of training.
Lida College educational institution began to be called in 2006, when the pedagogical and technical colleges were reorganized. Today the institution continues the historical and intellectual traditions of the former technical school and school that existed before it.
The number of students at the Lida College is more than 1.3 thousand full-time studies, and more than 300 - in absentia. There are about 260 employees in the educational institution, of which 132 teachers are teachers, including those with academic degrees (PhD, masters, post-graduate students), as well as teachers with high categories. Lida College is engaged in professional training of personnel, both in the humanitarian and technical areas. Nonresident students can get a place in one of the hostels attached to the school.
In Lida College there is an extensive library with specialized literature, as well as wireless communication for students and teachers.