28 October 2020

Belarusian National Technical University trains over 220,000 specialists over 100 years

Since Belarusian National Technical University was established a hundred years ago, it has trained more than 220,000 specialists for the domestic economy, Rector of the university Sergei Kharitonchik told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“For 100 years, our university has trained over 220,000 people for the country's economy. I think many will share the opinion that our university graduates have contributed a lot to building modern-day Belarus. We see buildings and other facilities designed, factories built, cars and tractors on the streets and in the fields. We also train foreign students. We have already trained over 9,000 engineers for more than 90 countries of the world. We actively cooperate with Russia, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan,” Sergei Kharitonchik said.

According to him, engineering education is crucial for any country, because it facilitates progress. “Today the society strives for the best discoveries and inventions at the intersection of classical and fundamental disciplines. Engineering education enhanced by modern digital solutions is the key to success and development of a new high-quality product. This eases human labor and communication. We see the impact that digital solutions have on the environment and other areas of social development. Therefore, today engineering education is a highly relevant topic,” the rector added.

On 27 October Belarusian National Technical University hosted a solemn opening ceremony of the 9th Forum of Engineering and Technology Universities of the Belarus-Russia Union State. This year the event brought together over 200 participants from more than 100 universities of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, China, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

The forum consists of four sections, including the “Arctic”, “Development of Engineering Education in the Union State”, “Youth innovative entrepreneurship” and “Centenary of Belarusian National Technical University”. These sections encompass more than 12 seminars across various areas of science and technology.

The organizers of the 9th Forum of Engineering and Technology Universities of the Belarus-Russia Union State are Belarusian National Technical University and Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev with the support of the Standing Committee of the Union State, the Education Ministry of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.