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

Year 2004 - Decree No. 292 of June 23, 2004 “On Establishing the Institution of Education “Baranovichi State University” is issued by A.G. Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus.
Vassily I. Kochurko, doctor of agriculture, professor, becomes the university’s first rector.
The university comprises the faculties offering full-time courses: the faculties of engineering, foreign languages, education, finance and law, pre-university training as well as those providing education by correspondence: the faculties of engineering, education, finance and law. 388 staff members, including 8 full doctors of sciences, 52 Ph. Ds and over 50 Masters teach at 28 departments. Training is offered in 20 majors with 14 specializations. BarSU concludes its first agreement on international cooperation. It launches a small circulation newspaper called “My University”. It sets up primary union organizations of staff members and students, a student-run law-enforcement unit called “Alpha” and a grassroot organization of the public association” Belarusian Republican Youth Union”.

Year 2005 BarSU opens the Faculty of Refresher Training and Re-Training in Economy and Education. It starts the construction of a complex of student hostels. It also debuts as a participant of the National Contest of Student Scientific Research. The university’s academics launch projects under the State Program for Scientific Research. A studio of pop song called”Talent” is opened, the volleyball club “Atlant-BarSU” is affiliated with the university and a division of the Belarus Red Cross Society is set up.

Year 2006 – Lyakhovichi State Agrarian College is affiliated with the university as a self-contained structural unit, the Faculty of Refresher Training and Re-Training in Industry and Business is opened. BarSU runs projects set by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and by the Belarusian National Foundation for Fundamental Research. The faculty of foreign languages launches an optional course in the Turkish language, and a student cultural and creative centre starts its work. Student Hostel No. 1 is put into service. BarSU starts construction of study buildings in Parkovaya Street. The women’s volleyball team “Atlant-BarSU” wins the national championship. A field hockey sport club and a historical and patriotic club named “Pamyat” (Memory) are set up.

Year 2007- BarSU opens a Centre of Distance Learning. It admits its first students on the course of the Russian language for foreign nationals. It also takes out the first patent for invention. The first visiting lecturer sent by the Robert Bosch Foundation starts teaching at the faculty of foreign languages. A choreographic group called Impreza is set up.

Year 2008 – BarSU is accredited for the acclaimed status. Foreign nationals are taught at the faculties full-time and by correspondence. Student hostel No. 2 is put into service. The Theatre of Fashion “Svita” (Suit) is awarded the honorary title of ‘people’s collective”. A literary club called “The Magic of the Word” is set up.

Year 2009 - BarSU celebrates its 5th anniversary. It establishes an Institute of Refresher Training and Re-Training. The Heraldic Council under the President of the Republic of Belarus approves the university’s symbols: its logo, flag and badge. The university anthem is composed. The first research and educational school is founded with the aim of developing and improving energy-saving technology used in growing grains and certain leguminous plants. The first international inter-university research project has been launched. BarSU takes out its first patents for utility models. The Theatre of Miniatures “Safit” (Floodlight) is awarded the honorary title of ‘people’s collective”.

Year 2010 – BarSU starts training scientists and scholars of higher qualification in major 05.02.07 “Technology and Equipment for Mechanical and Physicotechnical Treatment” full-time and by correspondence. It also starts training for the second stage of higher education (Master’s course) in major 1- 08 80 06 “General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education”. Study buildings Nos. 2 and 5 in Parkovaya Street are put into service. The folk group “Muzychny Gastsinets” (A Musical Gift) validates its title of ‘people’s collective”. An intellectual-and–creative association “School of the Leader. A 21st Century Creative Activist” is set up.

Year 2011- BarSU is issued a certificate of conformity of its quality management system to the Belarusian State Standard ISO 9001 -2009. It starts courses in 2 new majors: “Agronomy” and “Zootechny”. A research and educational school in machine building and machine science is established. BarSU is granted membership in the consortia within the framework of the Tempus program. It graduates first Masters who did their studies in General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education. A new high degree course 1-36 80 03 “Machine Building and Machine Science (Master’s Studies).is launched. The studio of pop song “Talent” is awarded the honorary title of “people’s collective”. Study building No. 1 in Parkovaya Street  is put into service.

Year 2012 BarSU is accredited for the status of a scientific organization at the Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. A scientific and educational school of strengthening technology using high-energy impacts is set up. A theoretical-and-practical journal “BarSU Herlad” is established. A Centre of the Turkish Language and Culture is set up under the auspices of the Embassy of the Turkish Republic in the Republic of Belarus and the Turkish company “Koja Group”. The “people’s” theatre of miniatures validates its honorary title. Study building No. 4 in Parkovaya Street is put into service.

Year 2013 State accreditation to the kind conformity is confirmed – a university of a classical type – and state accreditation on specialties of higher educationof the 1st stage.
In the framework of the XV Republic exhibition of scientific-methodic literature, pedagogic experience and creativity of studying youth “I am a citizen of Belarus” the BarSU exposition is awarded with the Diploma of the I degree of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.
The BarSU delegation took part at the creation of Border Universities’ Network, containing institutions of higher education of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
An Office of Scientific-Methodic Resources of Inclusive Education started its work.

Year 2014 The University celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Re-certification is passed, a Conformity Certificate of the system of quality management to the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009 is received.
A Scientific-Pedagogic School “Scientific and technological fundamentals of producing and strengthening of high-loaded parts of machine-building and tools” (scientific supervisor – A.Alifanov) is founded.
A Scientific-Practical Periodical “BarSU Herald. Series “Technical Sciences” is included to the list of scientific issues of the Republic of Belarus for publishing the results of thesis researches on technical sciences (machine-building and machine-science; processes and machines of agro-engineering systems).
The first release of workers of higher qualification on the specialty 05.02.07 “Technology and equipment of mechanic and physical-technical handling (Technical Sciences)” is carried out.
Buildings and a stadium in Parkovaya Street are put into operation.

Year 2015 A student of the Faculty of Economics and Law Alexandra Molokanova becomes a winner of the Republic Contest “A student of the year –2014”. 
The Scientific-Practical Periodical “BarSU Herald” is included into the list of scientific issues of the Republic of Belarus for publishing the results of thesis researches. 
In the framework of XVI Republic exhibition of scientific-methodical literature, pedagogic experience and creativity of studying youth within the celebration of The Year of Youth and the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, the BarSU exposition is awarded with the Diploma of the I degree of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus. 
The Youth Detachment of Law-and-order Protection “Alpha” is awarded with the diploma of Brest Regional Committee of SU “BRUY” for the 1stplace taken in the regional contest for the best detachment of law-and-order protection.

Year 2016 A student of the Faculty of Engineering, the leader of Coordination Council of leaders of student self-governing of BarSU Roman Shukhno becomes a winner of the I Republic Contest “Leader of the Year”.  
The Scientific-Practical Periodical “BarSU Herald” is included to the Russian scientific citation index. 
A research work of the university graduate, a lecturer of the department of psychology Yekaterina Bykovskaya “About the ways of self-presentation of personal qualities of men and women in social network Internet” is noted with a diploma of the second degree of the international intellectual contest “University Stars–2016” in nomination “A Research Project”. 
A student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology Darya Yatskevich wins a bronze medal in the World Championship on arm-wrestling. 
A student of the Faculty of Engineering Sergey Mazur becomes a winner of the Open Cup of the Republic of Belarus on taekwondo in the weight category under 54 kg. 
The projects of the students of the Faculty of Slavic and Germanic Languages are recognized as the best in different nominations of the Republic contest “Volunteer of the Year”. 
The Youth Detachment of Law-and-order Protection “Alpha” is awarded with a diploma for the 1st place taken in the regional sports festival.

BarSU today is:

  • 3 840 students of the I и II stages of getting higher education;
  • 21 specialties of the I stage of higher education, post-graduate education;
  • 5 faculties (of engineering, pedagogy and psychology, Slavic and Germanic languages, economics and law, pre-university training), Institute of Refresher Training and Re-Training, separate structural unit “Lyakhovichi state agrarian college” , Center of the Turkish language and culture;
  • 21 departments, 19 branches of departments;
  • 6 student scientific-research laboratories, 20 scientific-research sections;
  • 77 specialized laboratories, cabinets, workshops, computer classes;
  • 115 УЖЕ agreements on international cooperation with foreign institutions of higher education and scientific organizations;
  • 21 performance groups, 4 of them are honored with the title “people’s amateur group”;
  • 14 sport sections and health groups;
  • 300 arrangements of citizen-patriotic, cultural-educational and sports directions, and more than 20 projects implemented during an academic year;
  • 11 buildings for studies of 57,87  thousand sq. m.;
  • a student campus with 3 dormitories for 1 200 places.