Belarusian State University (BSU)
BSU is a classical public university ranked as the leading university in Belarus. It is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and complies with the Quality Standards of the Department of Quality of the Republic of Belarus. BSU System of Quality Management is certified on compliance with ISO 9001-2010. Total personnel employed at the BSU is 8400 (including 7 580 full-time specialists), including over 2 400 academic staff members. BSU is a large University with the total number of students enrolled at all levels of education being 34, 200, including more than 2000 international students from more than 40 countries worldwide. With 16 Faculties and 4 Educational Institutes, including two major educational bodies – the BSU Lyceum and BSU Law College, – BSU is an integral educational and research complex being the national leader in education and science in Belarus. BSU belongs to a highly internationalized university community and follows its strategic priorities set out in the Internationalization Strategy Plan adopted in 2012. BSU has 25-30 international projects within such programs as Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet, EU Cross-Border Cooperation, DAAD, FPB-Belarus, CIMO and many others are implemented at the BSU annually. The BSU Fundamental Library (BSU FL) is the national coordinating and methodical Centre of the 54 University Libraries’ network since 1974. In 2001 BSU FL together with the BSU National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) organized professional training courses for academic librarians at HIHE and so far it has provided them twice a year. On regular basis BSU FL organizes and conducts international library conferences, seminars, workshops, and round tables on actual and important issues of the contemporary librarianship. Information literacy instruction (ILI) is one of the most important BSU FL priorities. BSU values greatly the innovations and opportunities for modernization of library services and training programs that is offered by this LNSS project and the expertise offered by the experts in the field of Libraries and Library Staff Development in LIT, UTBV, UOC, TPG.
Liudmila Slivinskaya Specialist International Programs & Projects Office Department of International Relations Belarusian State University 4, Nezavisimosti ave., 220030 Minsk Belarus Tel: +375 17 209 54 47 Email: Slivinskaya@bsu.by