The development of the University international cooperation is based on the approved Targeted Program “International Development” for 2013-2017, the goal of which is the integration of BelSU into the international academic space, supposing its internationalization and successful positioning as an international research centre that claims top positions in national and world-wide university rakings.
Agreements with foreign partners are the legal foundation of different forms and spheres of the University international activity. At the present time more than 160 Bilateral and Multilateral International Agreements are signed with partners from neighbouring countries and beyond.
In the scope of realization of the international education project “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) University” large-format Agreements were signed between BelSU and leading universities of Kazakhstan and China on creation and implementation of joint Master’s degree programs in training directions of Nanotechnology, Ecology and Regional Studies.
Mutually beneficial relations with China Universities play a particular role in the development of BelSU international education activitys. Nowadays the University carries out 11 Joint Educational Projects (JEP) with foreign partner universities, including Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China University of Petroleum and Dezhou University.
Through strengthening of the University positions in the international market of educational services BelSU has become more attractive for foreign students over the last years.
At the present time over 1,700 students from 76 foreign countries and countries of the former Soviet Union are taught in BelSU. Training courses for international students have been carried out in the University since 1980, and BelSU deservedly has a good record and a high raking position among institutions of higher learning all over the world.
The partnership Agreement with Rossotrudnichestvo (the Federal Agency on the Affairs of CIS Countries, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation) under the jurisdiction of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives new opportunities for successful expanding of BelSU academic potential abroad as well. This Agreement will broaden possibilities for participation of our University in different educational and cultural events, which are initiated and organized by Rossotrudnichestvo in different countries all over the world.