Belarusian-Russian University is an interstate institution of higher education. Both in Russia and Belarus BRU has the status of a state university. A distinctive feature of the BRU is an active international cooperation and quality education for foreign citizens.
Information about the University
In September 1961, the Mogilev Institute of Mechanical Engineering was established, and in 2003 a decree was issued that formed the Belarusian-Russian University. In 2013, the University was awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus for its significant contribution to the training of highly qualified specialists for industrial organizations, scientific and educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus as well as for the educational, scientific, technical and socio-cultural development of Belarus and Russia. Today the BRU is one of the best universities to train specialists in the industrial areas.
The university structure
The university comprises 8 faculties:
- Engineering and economic
- Faculty of Correspondence Education in Engineering
- Pre-university study and career guidance
In addition, three educational institutions are subordinated to the Belarusian-Russian University:
- Institute for Advanced Study and Retraining
- College of Architecture and Civil Engineering
- BRU Lyceum
The university has 23 departments. In addition to standard educational units, the University has a technology transfer center, research laboratories, scientific-practical and engineering centres.
The status of the university and academic programs
Nowadays BRU employs 380 teachers of whom 20 are Doctors of Science, and more than 150 are Candidates of Science and associate professors. Here it is possible to get not only the higher education, but also higher qualifications as a specialist through postgraduate studies, competition or doctoral studies.
Since 1985, the Belarusian-Russian University has been providing education for foreign citizens. Today, students from more than 13 countries of the world study at the university.
In order to study the Russian language and be introduced into the educational program for foreigners, BRU provides a ten-month preparatory course. In addition, the students can take individual courses of the Russian language, as well as study at master’s or postgraduate school.
Students studying at BRU are free to participate in international programs such as NEXT, IAESTE, Infinity, Tempus, Impulse. The University regularly invites professors from foreign Universities, as well as promote academic mobility of teaching staff through international programs.