Cooperation with the Universities of the Republic of Belarus has become one of the priorities of the international activities of the Institute of Civil Engineering NSUACE (Sibstrin)

In October-November 2021, at the invitation of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Grodno, Republic of Belarus), teachers of the Institute of Civil Engineering NSUACE (Sibstrin) gave lecture courses for the students of the Belarusian University.

The lectures were held within the framework of the state programme “Visiting Professor”, hold under the support of the Government of the Republic of Belarus. Its goal is to improve the quality and accessibility of education in accordance with the needs of the economy due to the academic mobility of scientific and pedagogical personnel and expand the cooperation between Belarusian universities and foreign partner universities.

From October 26 to November 4, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was visited by the head of the Department of Structural Mechanics of NSUACE (Sibstrin) Marina Vladimirovna Tabanyukhova and the professor of the same department Alexei Valerievich Likhachev. Within the framework of the visit, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor A.V. Likhachev held lecture classes in the disciplines “Resistance of the Materials” and “Structural Mechanics” to the students of the second and third years of training “Industrial and Civil Construction” of the Civil Engineering Faculty of Yanka Kupala State University.

Also, the representatives of the Institute of Civil Engineering of NSUACE (Sibstrin) met the teaching staff of the departments of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. In particular, our teachers shared their experience in organizing the educational process in the specialty “Industrial and Civil Engineering”, research work with students and undergraduates, and the development and presentation of innovative projects. In addition, during the visit M.V. Tabanyukhova discussed cooperative events for 2022 in educational, scientific and design areas between the Institute of Civil Engineering of NSUACE (Sibstrin) and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Belarusian University with the Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Alla Richardovna Volik and the heads of the departments.

"NSUACE (Sibstrin) signed a cooperation agreement with Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno; we interacted actively before the pandemic. The issues of creating a joint master's degree with obtaining double diplomas have been discussed during this visit. It would open up new prospects for our students as the diploma of the Belarusian University is accepted by the employers in Europe. We also agreed on students’ possibility to have interned at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and planned joint scientific projects. I was also interested in exchanging experience and information on educational and methodological work”, said Marina Vladimirovna.

From November 8 to 11, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Technology and Organization of Constructions of NSUACE (Sibstrin) Vladimir Viktorovich Molodin gave lectures for students of the fourth year of training “Industrial and Civil Engineering”. The lectures were held in an on-line format on the zoom platform. Vladimir Viktorovich told students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno of modern construction technologies: the erecting of one-storey industrial and public buildings with a metal frame, the construction of insulated decorative facades, the technology for the construction of concrete power, grinding floors in industrial and public buildings. One of the lectures was devoted to the construction 3D printing of enclosing structures of buildings and structures - a fast-growing direction in which the professor at NSUACE (Sibstrin) is considered to be one of the best specialists.

"Two years ago, I already worked at Belarusian universities under the programme “Visiting Professor” including Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Then the lectures aroused great interest among students and teachers”, said V.V. Molodin, Head of the Department of Technology and Organization of Constructions. It is important for Grodno University to adopt the experience of the leading Russian universities in order to develop its own personnel and scientific and educational potential. This year they again approached with the proposal to give the lectures on modern construction technologies but in an online format”.

It should be noted that the Institute of Civil engineering of NSUACE (Sibstrin) has been developing cooperation with universities of the Republic of Belarus for more than a year. The Director of the Institute of Civil Engineering, Vladimir Alekseevich Gvozdev noted that after the silent period caused by the pandemic of coronavirus infection the international activity begins to resume.

“The integration with fraternal Belarusian universities is an important task. There are not enough doctors of sciences in a number of universities in the Republic of Belarus. In this regard, the state programme “Visiting Professor” was started. The participation in this programme is the only one element of cooperation. We are also developing scientific bonds, and we have real results such as, for example, joint research on the strengthening of coastal reinforced concrete structures, which is carried out by the Department of Technology and Organization of Constructions NSUACE (Sibstrin) with the Belarusian National Technical University. We continue the academic exchange of students and teachers. This year it is planned to send students to the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno to study and practice, to hold joint scientific projects and conferences with several Belarusian universities”.