Education in Belarus
The Republic of Belarus is developing its an education system with the global trends, meeting the specifications of the innovation-driven economy and it is a major source for the guidance of highly skilled specialists.
There are 51 higher institutions of higher education within the Republic of Belarus, 42 of them are state and 9 are private, special education is provided by 215 state and 12 private establishments.
Higher education institutions in Belarus provide high-quality training of specialists of the 1st and 2nd levels of higher education, training specialists of higher qualification (postgraduate, doctoral studies), perform research, produce innovative high-tech products.
In May 2015, Belarus officially joined the Bologna Process, the educational opportunities for foreign students has increased. Clean environment, Affordable prices for education, stable situation in the country, eventful cultural life, as well as it’s beneficial geographical location in Europe makes education attractive in Belarus.
The student from Belarusian educational institution has an excellent opportunity to study within a wide range of specialties, also on be engaged in scientific research projects. Training of specialists with higher education within the Republic of Belarus is performed within 15 profiles of education, including 384 specialties. The structure of specialties is consistently improving: there are new disciplines within the field of technologies, atomic energy, robot technics, space exploration, etc. There are modern methods and technologies are using in Belarusian educational institutions for training in various specialties.
The education from Belarus is highly valued within the world, and therefore the graduates are working in successful international companies, corporations, and government organizations, also as continue to hold on in research activities.
Relations with India
The co-operation between The Republic of Belarus and The Republic of India in the field of education is created by the agreement between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Republic of India.
For the needs of practical implementation of the Agreement and of monitoring the bilateral cooperation between the Belarusian-Indian joint working group in the field of education was established.
In the academic year 2014–2015, around 150 Indians went to Belarus for studying in the Belarusian universities, In the year 2015–2016 and 2016–2017, the count of Indians become increase and it became 233 and 356 respectively. The direct contact between the Belarusian Universities and Indian agencies are increasing day by day.
Cultural Cooperation Between India and Belarus
The cooperation between The Republic of Belarus and The Republic of India in the field of culture, arts, education, Mass Media, Tourism, and Sports id created by the agreement which was signed on 14, May 1993.
In 2013 October, the program of cooperation was signed between the government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of India in the Field of Culture, Arts and Education for 2014–2016 was signed.
In August 2014 Days of Culture of India in Belarus were organized. In January 2017 Days of Belarus Culture in India were held.
India and Belarus regularly exchange their musical and artistic groups, and mutually participate in film festivals.
Foreign Students in Belarus
Belarus has one among the very best student-to-population ratios in Europe. the higher education system in Belarus is seen as reputed because of its top quality and affordability. The duration of most of the courses is 4–6 years. Aspiring students can choose one among several sorts of learning. They can study during the day time or they can study in the evening, in-class or by distance education. More than 7000 foreign students are studying at higher education institutions and in Belarusian Universities every year.
Indian Community in Belarus
People of the Indian community in Belarus are quite limited. There are only 78 Indian national living in Belarus. This includes representatives of Indian pharmaceutical companies, businessmen and other Indians. Moreover, currently, more than 700 Indian students are studying in four medical universities in Belarus.
Despite the smaller number of Indians in Belarus, there are a huge number of devotees following various Indian spiritual-religious group. The “Hare Krishna” temple (located in a house) in Minsk has nearly 3,000 members. “Art of Living” is practiced by over 500 people.
Top Universities to study in Belarus
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Best Cities to Study in Belarus
There are four cities in Belarus to study for International/Foreign Students.
Minsk: -Minsk is the capital of Belarus and it is the largest city in the country. Minsk is probably going to be top of your list of potential destinations if you would like to study in Belarus. Around 3.2 million people are residing in the metropolitan areas of Minsk and it is also the major industrial center of the country. There are 16 museums, 139 libraries, 11 theaters in the city. You can go and watch these places in your free time. Moreover, it has a breath-taking view of the cityscape.
On top of all, Minsk is an education hub as it has four entries in the latest QS EECA University Rankings, including the Belarusian State University (BSU), Belarusian State Medical University which comes in the top 50.
Grodno: -Grodno, also referred to as Hrodna, it is the capital of the Grodno region in north-western Belarus. Grodno is the fifth-largest city of the country; it has a population of around 365,610 people. Grodno is one of Belarus’ best-preserved medieval cities, retaining more historical monuments and sights than other cities, including the Kalozha Church.
Grodno is also known for its medical university, Grodno State Medical University, which attracts many students both Belarus as well as from across the globe.
Gomel: -Gomel is also referred to as the Homyel, it has a population of more than 500,000 residents and it is located in the south-east part of Belarus. It is the second-largest city in the country. Gomel has universities like Gomel State Medical University, and it is the youngest of Belarus’ four medical universities.
Vitebsk: -Vitebsk is also referred to as the Viciebsk, it has a population of more than 400,000 residents, and it is the capital of the Vitebsk region. It is the fourth largest city in the country. The city has one of the oldest buildings in the country named the Annunciation Church and It is one of many centers of attraction of the city.
Vitebsk has universities like Vitebsk State Medical University, which is very popular for study in the students of Belarus and the students who come to study in Belarus from across the world.
National Library of Belarus
The National Library of Belarus is the biggest library in the Republic of Belarus. The library is located in the Minsk region in the capital of Belarus. It has the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third largest collection of books in Russian behind the Russian State Library (Moscow) and the Russian National Library (Saint Petersburg).
The library’s main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron. The building has 23 floors. The National Library having a seating capacity of 2,000 people at a time and the library has a conference hall with a seating capacity of 500 people at a time. The library’s new building was designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko and it was opened on 16 June 2006. The National Library of Belarus started to create its own electronic information resources in 1993. It has a collection of bibliographic, factual graphic, full-text, graphic, sound and language databases that comprise more than 2 million records. Every day the library is visited by above 2,200 people. The library delivers about 12,000 documents daily.
Belarus is a country in Eastern Europe and its official name is the Republic of Belarus. It became independent on August 25th, 1991. About nine million people live there. Minsk is the capital of Belarus. it had been a part of the Soviet Union until 1991. it’s bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. More than40% of its 207,600 square kilometers (80,200 sq. mi) is forested. Above 80% of its population lives in urban areas. Belarus has two official languages: Belarussian, and Russian.
Belarus is landlocked and mostly flat. It has a lot of marshy lands. More than 10,000 lakes are found in Belarus. There are three major rivers in Belarus i.e. the Neman, the Pripyat, the Dnieper. Belarus has a humid continental climate. It has warm to hot summers and cold winters. Belarus has some natural resources like peat or tuff deposit, less amount of oil and natural gas, granite, limestone, chalk, clay, and gravel.
Geography and Climate
Belarus lies between latitudes 51° and 57° N, and longitudes 23° and 33° E. Its extension from north to south is 560 km (350 miles), and from west to east is 650 km (400 miles). it’s landlocked, relatively flat, and contains large tracts of marshy land. About 40% of Belarus is covered by forests.
The climate of Belarus features mild to cold winters, with an average temperature of January starts from minimum −4 °C (24.8 °F) in southwest (Brest) to −8 °C (17.6 °F) in northeast (Vitebsk), and the country has cool and moist summers with a mean temperature of 18 °C (64.4 °F). Belarus has a mean annual rainfall of 550 to 700 mm (21.7 to 27.6 in). The country is within the transitional zone between maritime climates and continental climates.
Belarus has borders with five countries Latvia toward the north, Lithuania toward the northwest, Poland toward the west, Russia toward the north and the east, and Ukraine toward the south. Treaties in 1995 and 1996 delineated Belarus’ borders with Latvia and Lithuania, in 2009, Belarus ratified a 1997 treaty which established the Belarus-Ukraine border. In February 2007, Belarus and Lithuania ratified final border demarcation documents.