The 8th Forum of Higher Education Institutions of Engineering and Technology was held at the Belarusian National Technical University in Minsk from October 28 to November 1, 2019. This event is annually held at the Belarusian National Technical University and is supervised by the Union State Standing Committee. State Secretary of the Union State G.A. Rapota and his deputies personally attend this event, which adds to the significance of the Forum.
In 2019, the delegation of the Belarusian-Russian University consisting of Rector M. E. Lustenkov, Vice Rector for Research V. M. Pashkevich and Dean of the Faculty of Economics I.I. Makovetsky attended the opening ceremony and the plenary session. The Forum was dedicated to the digitalization of education and the application of new technologies in industry. The topic is very relevant because it is related to the issues of providing education under conditions of rapid technological changes.
A number of events were organized as part of the Forum; the Union State Startup Competition ‘Youth Startups for a Digital University’ was one of them. Two projects were presented by students of our university - Science.BRU by Georgy Poklad and Maksim Abramenkov (UIR-161 group) and PoluPraca by Vladislav Pishchik (EATR-171 group). Both projects are innovative and are focused on the digitalization of the processes taking place at the university.