1913 — Teacher Training Institute was opened in Mogilev, being the first special pedagogical establishment in the region

1918 — Teacher Training Institute was transformed into Pedagogical Institute — a higher educational establishment with a four-year term of study

1919-1923 — Pedagogical Institute was renamed into Institute of Public Education with a broader profile of graduates

1923 — The Institute was temporarily closed

1930 — Mogilev State Pedagogical Institute was re-opened having 2 departments (History and Economics and Literature and Language). The Institute occupied a building in Leninskaya Street

1934 — Departments were renamed into Faculties. 3 faculties were founded (of History, Geography and Language and Literature)

1941 — More than 2,000 students were trained and about 70 teachers worked at the Institute

1941—1944 — The study at the Institute was interrupted by the Great Patriotic War

1944 — After the liberation of the city, Mogilev State Pedagogical Institute resumed its work

1949 — The Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was founded (now it’s the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

1958 — The Faculty of Pedagogics and Methods of Primary Education was founded (now it’s the Faculty of Primary and Music Education)

1971 — A new educational building was opened in Kosmonavtov Street

1975 — The diploma of the Faculty of History graduate was received by Alexander Lukashenko who later became the first President of the Republic of Belarus

1978 — Mogilev State Pedagogical Institute was named after the Belarusian literature classic Arkady Kuleshov

1980 — The Faculty of Pre-School education (now it’s the Faculty of Pedagogics and Psychology of Childhood) and the Physical Training Faculty were founded

Mid-1980s — Mogilev State A. Kuleshov Pedagogical Institute became the best among all pedagogical institutes in the USSR for three times

1990 — The Faculty of Biology was founded (now it’s the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

1997 — Mogilev State A. Kuleshov Pedagogical Institute was transformed into Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University

1998 — The Faculty of Economics and Law and the Faculty of Foreign Languages were founded

2015 — The Faculty of History and Philology and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences were founded

2018 — Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University celebrates its 105th anniversary


General Information

Capital: Minsk

Official languages: Belarusian, Russian

The Republic of Belarus is a country in the centre of Europe. It is bordered on the Northwest by Lithuania, on the North by Latvia and Russia, on the Northeast and East by Russia, on the South by Ukraine, on the West by Poland.

Total area: 207.6 thousand square kilometres.

The population of the Republic of Belarus at the beginning of 2018 amounted to 9 491,8 thousand people.

Currency: Belarusian rubble (Br)

The climate of Belarus is moderately continental. Its main characteristics are due to the location of the country in the middle latitudes, the lack of mountains, and the relative proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The warmest month is July, the coldest is January.

Belarus has been accepted to the Bologna Process by the decision of Ministers of Education of Joint European Area.

The Bologna Process is a series of ministerial meetings and agreements between European countries designed to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher education qualifications. Through the Bologna Accords, the process has created the European Higher Education Area, in particular under the Lisbon Recognition Convention. It is named after the place it was proposed, the University of Bologna with the signing of the Bologna declaration by Education Ministers from 29 European countries in 1999, forming a part of European integration.

For Belarus joining the Bologna Process is an important and crucial step in the development of the national education system. The move, which reflects the high level of the Belarusian education system and poses enormous challenges for the development and renewal of the education system.

Joining Bologna Process will lead to the development of academic mobility, establishing new international contacts and internationalization of education.

Dear students and colleagues!

Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University is pleased to invite you for active participation in the international summer schools organized at the university.

Studying at summer school will give you the opportunity to discover Belarus, get new knowledge, and meet new friends.

Our best professors will share with you their knowledge and the university staff will do everything possible to make your stay in Mogilev interesting and comfortable.

Please contact us via mail — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SKYPE: Mogilev.State.University and we will provide you with all the information.

At present the following summer schools are available:

The newspaper “Universitetsky Vesnik” is the successor in title of “Pedagog”, an official edition of Mogilev State A.y Kuleshov University.

Since its foundation till February 2018 L.I. Shishakova had been its editor. Since February 2018 Viacheslav Korotkevich became the editor of the newspaper.

The first issue of the newspaper “Pedagog” appeared in May 1996. The newspaper is issued monthly with its circulation of 299 copies. The articles are contributed both in Belarusian and Russian. The newspaper is made into page and printed by the printing-house named after Spiridon Sobol.

gasetaNaturally, interesting events take place outside the printing house – at the university, its faculties, departments, student groups, hostels.

Since the first issue the newspaper has been recording the history of our educational institution. Its pages have become a kind of a chronicle displaying the foundation, development and major achievements in training highly qualified specialists, conducting fundamental research. The newspaper did not only witness the transformation of the pedagogical institute into the university but contributed to this process by its articles and sketches. In September 1997 the newspaper was renamed into “Universitetsky Vesnik” after the mentioned transformation.

The newspaper is believed to contribute to the promotion of languages, Belarusian and Russian cultural enrichment, folk art. This fact is proved by the pages devoted to the writers’ jubilees, university creative clubs, reviews of art exhibitions.

The newspaper readers are the witnesses of the celebrations in honour of outstanding scholars, war and labour veterans, excellent students, masters of sports. With great pleasure we write about the remarkable work of scientists, teachers, colleagues, students. Many lines focus on youth problems including the newspaper column “Student Life”. It covers the issues which may excite students’ interest: different competitions and contests, public organizations, meeting talented people, useful tips etc.

Since the day the first issue of the newspaper was published all faculties and departments have enjoyed a great opportunity to feature their life and raise vital problems.

Non-staff correspondents among teachers and students contribute their articles to the newspaper. We are proud of our cooperation with such well-known journalists working in the national and regional media: Pavel Saveliev, the editor of “Udarny Front” issued in Shklov, Olga Tkacheva, the editor of the site maintained by Mogilev Regional Executive Committee, Antonina Blizniuk, the leading reporter of “Mogilevskaya Pravda”, Irina Nekrylova, the head of the department of “Golas Kastiukoushchyny”, Elena Dolova, Viktoria Sidelnikova, the reporters of “Mogilevskie Vedomosti”, Elena Simonova, Elena Ignatova, the press secretaries of the Department of the Internal Affairs, Yekaterina Gordievskaya (Chizhova), the editor of the newspaper “Nasha Versiya”, Ilia Zhartun and others.

 The newspaper awards:

– a letter of thanks given by the Department of Ideology of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee in 2005 for an active participation in IX International Specialized Fair “Mass Media in Belarus”;

– an honourary diploma given by the Department of Ideology of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee in 2006 for an active coverage of social and economic development of the university and participation in international mass media expositions;

– a second place diploma in the nomination «Best Design» at the international seminar “Winter School of Student Journalism – 2006”;

– a winner’s diploma in the nomination «Polygraphic Execution» at the international seminar “Winter School of Student Journalism – 2008”;

– a winner’s diploma in the nomination «Best Official Edition» at the republican seminar “Winter School of Student Journalism – 2010”;

– an honourary diploma given by the Department of Ideology of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee in 2011 for a purposeful enhancement of professional, cultural and spiritual level of the university teachers, coworkers and students;

– a second place diploma in the nomination «Devotion to University Traditions» at the international seminar “Winter School of Student Journalism” in 2014;

– a participant diploma at the international seminar “Winter School of Student Journalism” in 2016;

– a participant diploma at the contest «We are Together» held among Mogilev journalists, mass media, Internet resources for their the best coverage of the AIDS issue in 2016.


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