THE HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION OF EDUCATION 'BARANOVICHI STATE UNIVERSITY'

Year  2004

The University was established by the  Decree  No. 292, issued by the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G. Lukashenko of June 23, 2004 “On Establishing the Institution of Education “Baranavichy State University”.

Vasily Kochurko, Doctor of Agriculture, Professor, became the first rector of the University.

The University consisted of 5 full-time faculties (Engineering, Foreign Languages, Pedagogy, Law and Finance, Pre-University) and part-time faculties (Engineering, Pedagogy, Law and Finance). The training process was provided by 339 teachers, including 7 Doctors of Sciences, 45 Candidates of Sciences; 5,655 students studied at the university.

The first international cooperation agreement was concluded (with the Faculty of Sociology of Moscow State University).

The first issue of the student newspaper “My University” was released.

Primary trade union organizations of employees and students, a student-run law enforcement unit "Alpha", the primary organization of the public association "Belarusian Republican Youth Union" were created.

Year  2005

The Faculty for Advanced Studies and Retraining was opened.

The University started to implement projects under the State Program for Scientific Research.

The First International Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Researchers “COMMONWEALTH of SCIENCES. BARANOVICHI – 2005” was held.

The student research works took part in the Republican competition of scientific works of students for the first time.

The pop song studio “Talent” was created.

The volleyball club “Atlant-BarSU” was assigned to the University.

The primary organization of the Belarusian Red Cross Society was created.

The construction of a complex of dormitories on the campus was started.

Year  2006

The institution of education “Lyakhovichi State Agrarian College” was attached to the University as a separate structural unit.

The implementation of projects on the instructions of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research was begun.

An optional Turkish language course was introduced at the Faculty of Foreign Languages.

A student cultural and creative centre was opened.

Women’s volleyball team “Atlant-BarSU” won the title of the champion of the Republic of Belarus.

The field hockey club “Tekstilshchik-BarSU” was created.

The historical and patriotic club “Pamyat” was created.

The dormitory No.1 at 20 Uborevich St. was opened.

The construction of a training and laboratory complex in Parkovaya St. was started.

Year  2007

The Centre for Distance Learning was opened.

The first students were admitted to the Russian language courses for foreign citizens.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages began to cooperate with the Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany).

The first patent for the invention was obtained (“Method for grinding a gas-thermo protective cover”, author M.V.Neroda).

The choreographic group “Impreza” was created.

Year  2008

The University was accredited as a classical university.

The university symbols (logo, flag, and badge) were approved in the Heraldic Council under the President of the Republic of Belarus. A university anthem was created.

The first admission of foreign citizens to the faculties of full-time and part-time forms of education was carried out.

The fashion theater “Svita” was awarded the title “People's Amateur Team”.

The dormitory No. 2 at 18 Uborevich St. was put into operation.

Year  2009

The 5th anniversary of the founding of the University

The Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining was established.

The first scientific and pedagogical school was founded (scientific supervisor – V.I.Kochurko; the area of activity was the development and improvement of energy saving technologies for cultivation of grain and other leguminous crops).

The first international inter-institutional scientific and research project “Development and introduction of an invariant system for monitoring the activities of university departments” was started.

The first patent for a utility model was obtained (“Device for accelerated testing of sewing needle” Authors: O.V.Blagodarnaya, V.M.Blagodarny).

The First International Scientific and Practical Seminar “Preschool education: experience, challenges, prospects” was held.

The youth theater of miniatures "Safit" was awarded the title "People's Amateur Team".

Year  2010

The training of highly qualified scientists in the major  05.02.07 Technology and Equipment of Engineering and Physical and Technical Processing (Technical Sciences) was begun.

Training at the second stage of higher education (master’s degree) in the major 1-08 80 06 General Pedagogy, the History of Pedagogy and Education was started.

The instrumental ensemble “Muzychny gastsinets” confirmed the title of “People’s Amateur Team”.

The intellectual and creative association “School of the Leader “Creative Activist of the 21st Century” was organized.

Blocks No. 2 and No. 5 of the training and laboratory in Parkovaya St. were put into operation.

Year  2011

A certificate of conformity of the quality management system with the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009 was received.

The scientific and pedagogical school in the field of machine building and machine science was founded (scientific supervisor– V.M.Blagodarny).

BarSU joinined the consortium under the international program called Tempus.

The first graduation of the master’s degree students in the major 1-08 80 06 General Pedagogy, the History of Pedagogy and Education.

Training at the second stage of higher education (master’s degree) in the major 1-36 80 03 Machine Building and Machine Sciences was started.

The student scientific society was created.

The pop song studio “Talent” was awarded the title of “People’s Amateur Team”.

Year  2012  

The University was accredited as a scientific organization.

The scientific and practical journal “Vestnik BarSU” was established.

The Center of Turkish Language and Culture was opened under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the Republic of Belarus.

The youth theater of miniatures "Safit» confirmed the title of “People’s Amateur Team”.

Blocks No.1, 3 and No.4 of the training and laboratory complex in Parkovaya St. were put into operation.

Year 2013

The state accreditation for the conformity with the type of a classical university and state accreditation in the majors of higher education of the first stage was confirmed.

BarSU exposition was awarded the Ist Degree Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus within the framework of the XV Republican exhibition of scientific and methodological literature, pedagogical experience and creativity of students “I am a Belarusian national.”
Participation in the creation of the Border University Network, which includes institutions of higher education in Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia.

The sector of scientific and methodological resources of inclusive education started its work.

Year 2014

The University celebrated its 10th anniversary

Recertification was passed and the conformity certificate of the quality management system with the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009 was received.

A laboratory of high- energy hardening methods was opened under the support of Physicotechnical Institute of the National Academy of Science of Belarus.

The scientific and pedagogical school “Scientific and Technological Foundations of the Production and Hardening of Highly Loaded Parts of Machine Building and Tools” was founded (scientific supervisor – A.V.Alifanov).

The first graduation of highly qualified scientific workers in the major 05.02.07 Technology and Equipment of Mechanical and Physical-Mathematical Processing (Technical Sciences) was carried out.

The Block No. 6 and the stadium of training and laboratory complex in Parkovaya St. were put into operation.

Year 2015

Alexandra Molokanova, a student of the Faculty of Economics and Law, became the winner of the Republican competition “Student of the Year – 2014”.

The scientific and practical journal “Vestnik BarSU” was included in the List of scientific publications of the Republic of Belarus for publication of the results of dissertation research.

BarSU exposition was awarded the Ist Degree Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus as part of the XVI Republican Exhibition of scientific and methodical literature, pedagogical experience and creativity of students within the celebration of the Year of Youth and the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory.

The student-run law enforcement unit “Alpha” was awarded a diploma of the Brest Regional Committee of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union for the 1st place in the Republican competition for the best student-run law enforcement unit.

Year 2016

The networked training with the institution of education “Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno” was started.

Roman Shukhno, a student of the Faculty of Engineering, the chairman of the Coordinating Council of the leaders of student self-government of BarSU, became the winner of the First Republican Competition “Leader of the Year”.

The scientific and practical journal “Vestnik BarsU” was included in the Russian Science Citation Index.

The electronic scientific collection “Economic Trends” was established.

The projects of students of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic languages were recognized as the best indifferent nominations of the Republican Competition “Volunteer of the Year” (project “Voices behind the gate of time” – in the nomination “Best volunteer project”, project “Live to love” – in the nomination “Social volunteering”

Year 2017

Recertification was passed and the conformity certificate of the quality management system with the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2015 was obtained. The university staff was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus according to the results of the work in 2016.

Associate professor of the Department of Psychology T.E. Yatsenko became the Laureate of the 2016 competition for the best PhD thesis in Humanities. The topic of the thesis is “Formation of the social and psychological competences among future pedagogues in the field of devictimization of adolescent students”, scientific adviser N.I.Olifirovich, Associate Professor of the Department of Age-related and Pedagogical Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Pedagogical Technologies of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M.Tank.

The Center for Chinese Language and Culture Study was created under the cooperation agreement with the Belarusian State University with the direct assistance of the director of the Republican Confucius Institute of Sinology of Belarusian State University, professor A.A.Tozik.

The sector of scientific and methodological resources of inclusive education was reorganized into the Resource Center for Inclusive Education. 

University students took part into the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.

BarSU exposition was awarded the First Degree Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus for the work within the XVII Republican exhibition of scientific and methodological literature, pedagogical experience and creativity of young students “The right professional choice is the confident future of the younger generation!”

The pop song studio “Talent” confirmed the title of “People’s Amateur Team”.

Darya Yatskevich, a student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, won a gold medal at the European Arm Wrestling Championship among juniors.

Sergey Mazur, a student of the Faculty of Engineering, master of sports, won a gold medal at the International Taekwondo Championship «VILNUIS CAP TAEKWONDO 2017.

Year 2018

The state accreditation for the conformity with the type of a classical university was confirmed.

The University entered the Top-10 best universities among the participants of the III International Scientific and Professional Competition for university teachers “Formation of competences in professional education – 2018” organized by International Center for research projects under the project of Intellectual development of young researchers.

The museum and exposition complex of the university was opened.

The scientific and practical laboratory “Student business incubator” was created.

The electronic scientific collection “Economic Trends” was included in Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI)

The project of the university researchers (V.V.Klimuk, A.G.Tolkach, E.G.Shapovich, A.V.Shakh) “Development of information and methodological support for forecasting sustainable development of regions (peripheral territories)” reached the final of the Republican competition of innovative projects organized by the State Committee for Science and Technologies and the Belarusian Innovation Fund.

The first competition of innovative projects was held, aimed at identifying the best innovative projects focused on the practical application in the real sector of the economy.

The first competition “The best foreign student of BarSU” was held.

The first title “Honorary Professor of the Institution of Education “Baranavichy State University” was awarded (A.S.Demianchuk, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, rector of the International University of Economics and Humanities named after Stepan Demianchuk).

A gratitude from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus was announced to university staff for long-standing effective work to preserve traditions and popularize the achievements of amateur teams, to promote the development of innovative forms of youth creativity.

The first graduation of participants of educational program “Summer school of the Russian language” for foreign citizens took place.

Aleksey Dykman and Karina Kobrin, the participants of the intellectual and creative association “Student Innovation Workshop”, became winners in the special nomination “Non-standard approach in education” and in the on-line voting in the nomination “Social sphere” in the final of the Republican Contest “100 Ideas for Belarus”.

The project “Virtual University” was created that allows to get acquainted with the material and technical base of the university remotely”

Sergey Mazur, a student of the Faculty of Engineering became the winner of the Republican Universiade in taekwando.

Alexander Butrim, a student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, became the winner of the Republican Universiade in boxing.

Year 2019

The University celebrated its 15th anniversary.

The poster “Gonar universiteta” was opened that reflected student achievements in the research, public, cultural and sports life of the university.

The XV Anniversary International Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Researchers “COMMONWEALTH OF SCIENCES. BARANOVICHI-2019” was held.

The First Poster Conference of students and pupils “Social and Pedagogical Science of the Future” was held.

The First Baranovichi Scientific and Educational Forum “Innovator-2019” took place.

The X Anniversary International Youth Forum “I say YES” was held.

The title "Honorary Professor of the Institution of Education" Baranavichy State University" was awarded to A.A. Tozik, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Professor, the Director of the Republican Confucius Institute of Sinology of Belarusian State University.
BarSU staff (P.I.Popko, I.S.Bulyga, M.M.Matchenya) was awarded the First Degree Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus according to the results of the Republican Competition of the methodological developments in the nomination “Regional initiatives in the system of the continuous education of children and students of the Republic of Belarus”.

BarSU exposition was awarded the Second Degree Diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus under the XVII Republican exhibition of scientific and methodological literature, pedagogical experience and creativity of students within the Year of the Small Motherland.

Alexander Butrim, a 3rd year student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, major “Physical Training”, became the champion among men “Elite” in 52 kg category at the International Boxing Tournament dedicated to Victory Day.

BarSU today is:

  • 3, 273 students of the I и II stages of higher education;
  • 26 majors of the I stage of higher education,3 majors of the II stage of higher education (master course) post-graduate course;
  • 5 faculties (Engineering, Pedagogy and Psychology, Slavic and Germanic Languages, Economics and Law, Pre-University Training), Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining, Separate Structural Unit “Lyakhovichi State Agrarian College”, Centre of the Turkish Language and Culture; Centre of the Chinese Language and Culture; Resource Centre of Inclusive Education; Scientific and Practical Laboratory “Student Business Incubator”
  • 18 departments, 24 branches of departments;
  • 8 student scientific and research laboratories, 11 student scientific and research sections;
  • 77 specialized laboratories, cabinets, workshops, computer classes;
  • 15 annual scientific and practical events;
  • 8 scientific periodicals;
  • 130 agreements on international cooperation with higher education institutions and scientific organizations of near far abroad;
  • 16 performance groups, 4 of them are honored with the title “people’s amateur group”;
  • 15 sport sections and health groups;
  • 300 events of citizen-patriotic, cultural-educational and sports directions, and more than 20 projects implemented during an academic year;
  • a student campus with 3 dormitories for 1,200 places.