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16 January 2024, 12:56

Belarusian State Technological University plans to launch UAV major

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) - Belarusian State Technological University plans to open another important major in 2024, namely "design, construction, operation of unmanned aerial systems", Rector of the university Igor Voitov said on the university's website, BelTA has learned.

 Today, there are 15 companies in Belarus that produce unmanned aerial vehicles.

 "The world is gradually moving towards the use of unmanned systems in land, sea and river transport. Unmanned technologies with artificial intelligence are used to prevent forest fires, to assess the condition of the forest resources, in land management, to study the condition of power lines, pipelines, road conditions and so on," Igor Voitov said.

 For the past four years, BSTU has been training UAV specialists as part of its continuing education program. This program is very popular. The university plans to launch the program to train specialists at the first level of higher education.

 "We have an agreement with Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University - KAI and with Moscow Aviation Institute that they will provide us with methodological assistance in the preparation of training programs at the first stage. I would like to note that the applicants, who are now choosing the list of examination subjects, will need physics and mathematics to enter the major," Igor Voitov said.

 The university has signed agreements with several companies producing unmanned aerial vehicles. It took the university three years to prepare for the launch of the new major. In March-April, Belarus plans to hold International Youth Forum on Unmanned Technology in collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Rossotrudnichestvo office. The forum aims to attract young people and demonstrate the application of unmanned technology for civilian uses.

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