International Students' Day, one of the most popular youth holidays, is celebrated every year on 17 November.
There are about 260,900 university students in Belarus, 93.7% of them attend state-run universities*.
There are 51 institutions of higher education in the country, of which
universities - 31
academies - 9
institutes – 2
universities - 3
institutes - 6.
Belarus' largest universities are:
Belarusian State University (BSU) – 22,800
Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) – 21,100
Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU) – 14,600
Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics – 12,600
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno – 11,100 students.
Belarusian universities train specialists in 15 majors, more than 400 specialties.
Students by major (in % to the total number of students):
Communication. Law. Economy. Management. Economy and industry engineering - 29.9%
Technology. Architecture and construction - 25.7%
Health. Social welfare. Physical culture. Tourism and hospitality – 11.2%
Art and design. Humanities. Natural sciences - 10.9%
Pedagogy. Vocational education - 9.8%
Agriculture and forestry. Garden and park landscaping - 8.7%
Others - 3.8%.
*Here and elsewhere – as of the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year
Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus