ERIC Number: ED247792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education in the Byelorussian SSR. Monographs on Higher Education.
Bondarenko, E. G.; And Others
Higher education in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR) is described, including the system's history, current conditions, functions, and structure. The particular shape of the Byelorussian higher education is in part due to the fact that it only came into being as a system after the revolution of 1917, meaning that from the beginning all institutions were fully integrated into the general planning system of the country. The institutions form a network of various orientations, and cover the main branches of the economy, science, technology, and culture (e.g., economic institutes, institutes of art and culture). Capable college applicants are admitted on the basis of competitive examination and school academic performance, although students wishing to study some important fields do not have to take entrance examinations. Full-time, evening, and correspondence courses are offered. The average length of full-time programs is 5 years, with full-time students attending classes 6 days a week for 6 hours each day. Research at colleges is directed to national economic concerns, instructional improvement, and the scientific and technical development of BSSR. Colleges cooperate with industry and scientific institutions to jointly solve problems. The document provides information on teachers, students, the training of specialists and their assignment to jobs, continuing professional education, and international educational exchange. (SW)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Education Work Relationship, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Industry, International Educational Exchange, Professional Continuing Education, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, School Organization
European Centre for Higher Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 39 Stirbei Voda, Bucharest, Romania.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers: USSR (Byelorussia)