News of Belarusian State University

  1. About 20 scientific and technical developments of BSU will be presented at the International Exhibition "Agrofood" in Nigeria. It will be held from 26 to 28 March in the city of Lagos.

    The exhibits will include food additives, new technologies and chemicals for plants, vitamin and mineral food premixes, and veterinary medicines. Complex preparation for foliar nutrition of fruit and berry plants VOLAT will be demonstrated at the Belarusian State University mount. The preparation VOLAT is effective for foliar nutrition of fruit and berry plants in order to increase growth and plant productivity, as well as to improve the quality and extend the shelf life of fruits during the maturation period. The agrarian theme will be continued with Polyelectrolyte hydrocarbon gel for seeds incrustation GISINAR-M for the pre-seeding treatment of agricultural crops. They contain protective-stimulating compounds that stimulate the growth and development of plants.

    The University’s exposition will also include biotechnology for producing hypoallergenic dairy products. It is used in the production of Infant Formulas and specialized mixtures to prevent allergies to cow's milk proteins. Among the innovations of BSU are also “Biopesticides for complex protection of plants “Aurin” and “Stimul”, “Series of veterinary biologics for the treatment and prevention of farm and domestic animals”, “Disinfectants”, “Edible packaging films”, etc.

    The BSU products will be presented in the collective section of scientific, technical and innovative developments of the National Exposition of Belarus.

    Note that last year 140 companies from 21 countries took part in the Agrofood exhibition.

  2. Fourteen Chinese students at BSU were awarded the Gratitude of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. The ceremony took place on March 13 in the framework of the meeting of the Minister of Education Igor Karpenko with Chinese students of Belarusian universities. The event took place on the occasion of the declared Year of Education of Belarus in China. The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Belarus Tsui Tsimin, the Rector of BSU Andrei Karol and the leadership of Belarusian universities.

    The head of department pointed the importance of the meeting, since communication with young people, Chinese citizens studying in Belarus, allows discussing the prospects for training, exchange views on a wide range of issues of concern to foreign students.

    The Ambassador noted in his speech the dynamic and effective development of partnership relations between Belarus and China in the field of education and expressed the hope that the announced Year of the Education of Belarus in China will strengthen contacts in the two countries.

    BSU Rector, Andrei Karol, spoke about the main areas of cooperation between BSU and China, the cooperation on education and science, as well as joint training of specialists are the key ones. The rector of BSU called the opening of the Joint Institute of DUT-BSU in 2017, where 159 students are currently studying, a landmark event. The congratulations to all the awarded Chinese students were given on behalf of Andrei Karol.

    In total, 60 students from 14 Belarusian universities received awards. For success in educational activity among.

    The 3rd-year students of the Faculty of Journalism Yasyuan Ma and Meng Zhou, the students of the Faculty of Philology Duan Huazhuy, Yang Sunyani and Qiao Haicheng, Master level student of the Faculty of Economics Yang Xiaoyang, 3rd-year student Yushin Wang, level student of the Faculty of History Jia Xibei have been included in the list of the best students for their success in education activity.

    Liu Shilong, 3rd-year student, and Tian Hui, 4th-year student, from the Faculty of Philology, Sui Sylun, PhD student of the Faculty of Radiophysics and Computer Technologies were awarded Gratitude for their success in the scientific activities of the Ministry of Education.

    For active participation in public life, the 4th-year students of the Faculty of Philology Liu Yuan, Zhang Tsiye and Yin Mingjia received the awards.

    The event included an exhibition devoted to Belarusian and Chinese achievements in the field of education and science. The BSU exposition includes collections of conferences about university cooperation with China, methodological literature, textbooks, books translated into Chinese, research papers of Chinese undergraduate and graduate students. Scientific and technical developments: a model of a university nanosatellite, multifunctional heat-resistant composite materials based on phosphate binders, a line of fitosols of the Universum series, edible packaging films, etc. were also presented at the BSU booth.

    Today, 2454 foreign citizens from 50 countries study at BSU at all levels of education. Of the total number of foreigners, 1,175 are Chinese citizens. Currently, BSU is implementing a number of joint educational programs with the Changchun Institute of International Commerce, Henan University, Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University, Loyang Normal University.

    Since 2007, BSU has developed close cooperation with Dalian University of Technology (Dalian University of Technology, DUT). In 2017, the opening of the first Joint Institute of DUT-BSU took place. In January 2019, BSU and DUT signed Memorandum on the creation of a joint educational union based on BSU, the opening of which is scheduled for the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently, BSU has sent 14 project applications for participation in competitions of joint Belarus-China scientific and technical projects for the implementation of 2019-2020.

























  3. BSU is the only Belarusian University that features among the world's elite institutions in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. On Feb. 27, the British company Quacquarelli Symonds published its 2019 QS World University Rankings by 48 Subjects. Belarusian State University placed among the top 600 universities (No. 551-600) for Physics and Astronomy rankings of 30,000 ongoing universities.

    The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject and are one of the most widely read rankings. The QS World University Rankings by Subject has been published for the seventh time and is widely regarded as one of the most influential global university rankings. It rates institutions based on four criteria: opinions of more than 83,000 academic experts and 42,000 employers, citation index for the last five years and Hirsch index, which reflects a researcher’s contribution to science. At the same time, the methodology does not take into account publications prepared by large collaborations, to which BSU is a party. Despite this condition, Belarusian State University advanced in the list of exclusive universities in the world for Physics.

    As to neighboring countries, 17 Russian universities are in Rankings by Subject for Physics and Astronomy. Lomonosov Moscow State University is on the 26 th place, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Research Nuclear University “MIPhI”, Novosibirsk State University etc. placed in the group No.51-100. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (No. 401-450), V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (No. 551-600), Vilnius University (No. 251-300), University of Warsaw (No. 151-200), the Jagiellonian University and Warsaw University of Technology (No. 251-300), AGH University of Science and Technology (No. 401-500), Wrocław University of Science and Technology (No. 451-500), University of Wrocław (No. 501-550) are also listed in the QS Rankings.

    It should be reminded that BSU was ranged for Physics and Astronomy in 2017 only. At the moment BSU is ranked 354 th in the QS World University Rankings, and according to EECA University Rankings BSU holds 4 th place.

    It should be noted that there are more than 20 various university rankings. BSU participates in the 11 of them, including the Big Three: Shanghai Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings and QS Rankings. According to these agencies’ data, BSU consistently ranks with 2 % of the best universities in the world.