Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank

Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank
Research Center on HE
Year of foundation: 
1914
Member since: 
02/03/2020
Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Беларускі дзяржаўны педагагічны ўніверсітэт імя Максіма Танка

Contact

Institutional postal address: 
office 233, 18, Sovetskaya Str., 220030 Minsk
Region: 
Europe
Country: 
Belarus
City: 
Minsk
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
+375 (17) 226-40-20

Mision / Vision

BSPU is one of the oldest and the leading teaching university of the Republic of Belarus. As an acknowledged national center for preparation, retraining and professional development of educators BSPU guides and coordinates the activities of the nation-wide training, research and innovation cluster of continuing teacher education.

Goals

Nowadays BSPU is the modern educational and research center of the national system for lifelong pedagogical education.

Main objectives:

- to train highly qualified teachers who are able to solve professional problems in independent and creative manner, who own advanced training and education technologies, are aware of the personal and social significance of pedagogical activity and take responsibility for its results;

- to integrate the potentials of education, science and innovative pedagogical practice within the framework of a cluster model for the development of teacher education in the country;

- to create the educational space of the pedagogical university for creative cooperation between teachers and students, continuous personal and professional development of  the educational process participants.

Main activities

The BSPU covers all fields of the pedagogical education.  The university includes 3 Institutes and 8 Faculties, offers advanced Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. programs in more than 72 specialties. Higher qualification scientific and pedagogical workers are trained in 48 postgraduate specialties and 18 doctoral specialties.

BSPU guides and coordinates the activities of the nation-wide Training, Research and Innovation Cluster of continuing teacher education.

Access, equity and quality

-  “Innovative Education in the Field of Information and Communication Technologies for Socio-Economic Development”;

- “Promoting the development of competencies in Belarusian higher education”;

- "Eastern partnership in the field of pedagogical innovation in the framework of inclusive education."

Curricular innovation in higher education institutions (HEIs)

- 35 student research laboratories;

- Educational-methodical laboratory of information technologies in science education;

- Scientific and educational laboratory of biotechnology and biochemistry;

- Training Laboratory for the Development of Information Technologies in Special Education "Education without Borders";

- Laboratory “Psychology of Cognitive Processes”;

- Center for Additional Education "Alternative”;

- Republican Resource Center for Inclusive Education at the Institute of Inclusive;

- Republican Resource Center for Educational Robotics;

- Resource Center For Social And Pedagogical Technologies

Opening up higher education to society

- Website
- Opened doors days, presentation of University for society
- University’s newspaper “Nastaunik”
- Social networks (Facebook, Instagram, VK)

Higher education's role in addressing major global challenges

- Training Laboratory for the Development of Information Technologies in Special Education "Education without Borders";

- Republican Resource Center for Inclusive Education at the Institute of Inclusive;

- Green Office;

The students and teacher staff of the university are participating in academic and youth mobility project of EU programs Erasmus+, MOST, Horizonte 2020. Through the exchanges and follow-up activities they develop new educational tools on the relevance and localization of SDGs and disseminate them in their country.

Higher education's contribution to sustainability

- the Coordination Center "Education for Sustainable Development"

- the Republican Resource Center for Inclusive Education

- Decade “Education for Sustainable Development for All”;

- International Symposium «Education for Sustainable Development for All Generations as a Social Agreement»;

- Youth Media Festival "Voices Of The Young For Sustainable Development"

Social responsibility of higher education

the project “Children of the Capital City”;

The Science Shop Belarus

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya