Belarusian State Technological University (BSTU) is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Belarus for young people with international interests. For international students, BSTU is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Belarus’ greatest city.
BSTU’s diverse student body of 13 000 is drawn from the top ranks of Belarusian students and from partner universities around the world. In the last years, the university has formed numerous new partnerships with leading institutions around the world. The University is also committed to fostering an ever-evolving student body, curriculum, and campus life that continues to reflect its reputation as Belarus’ most prestigious and most advanced place for understanding international affairs.
1. Belarus’ leading university
BSTU is one of the best known and most prestigious universities in Belarus. BSTU is a large, multi-profile educational and scientific centre in the Republic of Belarus. In 2005 by the decision of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus the University was granted the status of a leading higher educational institution in the field of forestry, chemical and printing industries.
In 2007 the University was granted the status of a basic educational institution of the CIS states in the field of forestry and forest industry. In 2009 the Belarusian State Technological University was granted two Conformity Certificates of Quality Management System – National Conformity Certificate of STB ISO 9001-2009 and International Conformity Certificate of ISO 9001:2008. BSTU was awarded the Government Prize for Quality Management in 2010.
2. Wide course selection
BSTU offers amongst the widest range of educational programs and specializations available in a university of its type anywhere. Apart from graduate courses, foreign citizens are offered an opportunity to attend the Russian language courses and apply for Pre-University courses for foreign students. Besides, they can upgrade their educational level both as interns and at master’s degree and post-graduate courses.
3. Outstanding academic excellence
BSTU is especially proud of graduates. Since its foundation the University has trained over 63,300 specialists including 600 for 38 foreign states. The graduates work in various spheres of national economy: at forestry enterprises and afforestation of settlements; in forest, woodworking, pulp and paper, chemical, petrochemical, forest-chemical, hydrolysis, microbiological, pharmaceutical, printing, building materials, machine-building and electronic industries; in the system of standardization, metrology and certification; in the spheres of ecology, science and education. They are outstanding scientists, laureates of national awards, ministers, managers of large production amalgamations and enterprises. Their creative work contributes much to the glory of native republic and the University.
4. World renowned research
At present fundamental science and applied investigations are an indispensable part of the University. BSTU is proud that the achievements of scholars are acknowledged in country and abroad, they are also proved by author’s certificates and patents.
The results of the University activities are known all over the world. Over 100 University scholars and post-graduate students take part in international conferences annually. A number of monographs published in the BSTU and translated into English, Romanian, Hungarian, Chinese and other languages, are highly appreciated by foreign specialists. Annually foreign publishing companies edit over 50 scientific papers, their authors being University scholars.
5. BSTU International collaboration
With an outstanding reputation and academic status BSTU consistently ranks high in university ratings. Its research is extended globally through collaborations with leading research institutes around the world. The number of contacts with famous foreign scholars, scientific centres and organizations has increased recently and the number of joint research projects in accordance with agreements on creative cooperation grows from year to year. A UNESCO-associated Centre for Chemical Sciences and Education was founded under the BSTU. The University cooperates with such international organizations as European Institute of Forest, UNO Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Forest Institute of Central and South European countries, Northern Dimensions Institute (NDI), International Centre for Forestry and Forest Industry, International Association of Research Organizations for the Information Media and Graphic Arts Industries (IARIGAI). The results of the University activities are known all over the world.
6. Friendly environment
BSTU provides not only an advanced education, but an unparalleled opportunity to gain professional contacts which will endure well beyond formal education. Its rigorous and challenging academic framework is complemented by a healthy social environment where the student community and alumni are very accessible and welcoming to foreign students. In this environment today’s students can become the friends of tomorrow’s international political, legal, business and social leaders.
7. Great social life
Beyond study, BSTU students will find themselves drawn to numerous concerts, dances, comedy nights, and events in every imaginable sport. Various student organizations fill the calendar with additional social events. Of course, BSTU is in Minsk, one of the world’s great cities, with an array of cultural and historical treasures, vibrant culture and dazzling nightlife.