BREST, 19 April (BelTA) – The Baranovichi State University is considering admitting students from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Pavel Popko, the university's vice rector for educational work, said following the president's State of the Nation Address, BelTA has learned.
“We already cooperate with universities of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. We are currently working on giving the citizens of these countries an opportunity to study in our university. We plan to admit the first students the next academic year. These two countries value the Belarusian education, its fundamental nature. We are ready to provide distant learning courses, launch student and teaching staff exchange programs,” Pavel Popko noted. “Our research potential is in demand in Europe too. Professors of our university take part in the Erasmus+ program and give lectures in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland,” he added.
Around 370 foreign students are currently studying at the Baranovichi State University. They come from Turkmenistan, China, Georgia, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Azerbaijan.
The vice rector said that the university is constantly improving approaches to the education process. “The curriculum is based on the forward-looking education concept. We have 2030 in mind and want our student to be able to compete with robots. This helps develop creative thinking. The university fosters this approach and has opened a school of innovative professional thinking. I believe we are ready to carry out the tasks set by the president,” Pavel Popko said.
The Baranovichi State University enrolls around 3,500 students. It offers 25 specialties in four departments: pedagogy and psychology, Slavic and Germanic languages, economics and law, and engineering.More about Society