Belarus State Economic University
The Belarus State Economic University (BSEU) is a complex educational establishment, which trains specialists in the field of economics and management, finance and banking, accounting and statistics, commerce, international economic relations, economic policies, business communications techniques, marketing, logistics, economic law, economics and management of tourism, economics of labor and nature use, advertising activities, and price formations.
BSEU has a well developed infrastructure of a training and scholarly complex: 11 schools, 54 departments (of which 38 are graduating ones), the Institute of Social-Liberal Education, the Institute of Raising Qualification and Retraining Economic Cadres, the Bobruisk branch, six Centers (those of scholarly research, macroeconomic research, management issues and consulting services, merchandising research and expert examination, IT development and a publishing one), a library, research labs, divisions and services, a student campus, a sports complex and a trade complex.
Being the leading school of higher learning in the field of economics, BSEU is in the process of constant development, searching for new forms and methods of teaching. Currently, the following educational activities are in place at the BSEU:
- Pre-university training
- First and second phases of higher education (undergraduate and master’s programs)
- Doctoral and post-doctoral (Dr. hab.) programs
Raising the level of qualification and retraining specialists on the issues of market economy and the new economic mechanism.
The University management is done on the principles of democracy and collective leadership. Its structure includes a university administration, a university council, a scholarly-methodological council, an education-methodological council on part-time education, councils of schools, branch, institutes and an editorial-publishing one.
The University is headed by the Rector – Dr. hab., Professor Vladimir Shimov.
The university’s main activities are headed by:
- First Deputy Rector Dr. hab., Professor Viktor Sadovski;
- Deputy Rector in charge of research Dr. hab., Professor Gennadi Korolyonok;
- Deputies Rector in charge of curriculum:
- Dr., associate professor Gennadi Matetski;
- Dr., associate professor Vladimir Khmelnitski;
- Dr., associate professor Andrei Sedun;
- Dr., associate professor Mikhail Mishkevich;
- Deputy Rector in charge of administrative work Anatoli Marukovich.
The total number of students (both full-time and part-time) amounts to 27,000. Among them are international students from 23 countries. The students are trained in 23 majors and 55 specializations. There are over 1,300 faculty members. Almost half of them hold advanced degrees and scholarly titles, including 100 doctors habile (Dr. hab.) and full professors and 610 with a Ph.D. degree.
Training specialists with higher scholarly qualification is done at the graduate school (49 majors of doctoral programs) and post-graduate courses (14 majors), both full-time and part-time. Under the auspices of the BSEU there function 5 councils on defending dissertations, with 154 successful defenses in place over the recent five years.
Modern realities affect our activities and make it a necessity to train well educated specialists with initiative and business skills. The faculty’s efforts are aimed at providing students with solid professional training, knowledge of economic theory, computer technologies, calculus, foreign languages, as well as forming highly qualified and well organized personalities.
The key point in teaching is to provide a systemic level of cognition, a wide use of active forms of teaching and learning, discover individual talents of students, and apply effective methods of graduates’ knowledge control and state certification.
The University’s international activities are aimed at developing relations with the leading universities of the CIS countries, France, Germany, Italy, and China. For over 10 years now, we have been closely cooperating with the University Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in France. At present, the BSEU has bilateral agreements with 64 universities and research institutions from 16 countries.
Creative contacts with the national and overseas universities help enrich the process of teaching with practical information and provide a wide exchange of experience, as well as conduct research on relevant issues of the economic development and identify the most promising trends of training specialists based on the needs of the national economy and domestic labor market.