Vice-Rector for Scientific Work of the Belarusian State Medical University, doctor of medical sciences, professor Vladimir Khryshchanovich; head of the Department of Doctorate degree courses, PhD degree courses, Master’s degree courses, associate professor Irina Pererezko; methodologist of the 1st category, master of historical sciences Tatyana Sovostyuk took part in the XVI international scientific and practical conference “Intergenerational relations: modern discourse and strategic choices in psychological and pedagogical science and practice”.
This event was held online under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education” (Moscow). Among the participants of the conference were scientists from Belarus, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, who represented Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and “Paissii Hilendarsk” University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities and Jan Kochanowski University (Poland), Belarusian State University, Association of Professors from Slavonic Countries, etc.
Belarusian scientific community was represented by doctor of psychology, professor Valentina Vishnevskaya; candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Larisa Gimpel; candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Zoya Lukashenya, candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor Pavel Galuzo and others.
Larisa Mitina, doctor of psychological sciences, professor of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. She emphasized that researchers should conduct discourse analysis of people’s life (cultural, educational and professional) in the context of intergenerational relations. It is important to present, discuss and promote relevant scientific and educational research, projects in the field of generational continuity and differences in the era of transformations and modern challenges. According to professor Mitina, nowadays the problem of intergenerational differences is very acute. That is why over the past decades so many scientific works concerning the problems of theory of generations as well as the dialogue “teacher – student” in the educational space of higher education have appeared.
The report presented by Vladimir Khryshchanovich, Irina Pererezko and Tatyana Sovostyuk also aroused a certain interest among the colleagues. It was devoted to the system of training of highly qualified scientists at the educational institution “Belarusian State Medical University” and the analysis of the effectiveness of dissertation defense.
As it was noted, “science in the Republic of Belarus today serves the interests of the country and people”. The state strategy for the training of highly qualified scientists is being currently updated including defining priority scientific specialties and creation of appropriate conditions for training of highly qualified scientists in Belarus and abroad. Training of highly qualified scientists in the framework of Doctorate degree courses and PhD degree courses of the Belarusian State Medical University is the process aimed at conducting scientific research, gaining new knowledge and scientific research results, elaborating the ways of application of scientific research results. The staffing support program of the Belarusian State Medical University for 2020-2025 has been developed to raise the effectiveness of training highly qualified scientists at a leading medical university in Belarus. It includes activities for planning, organizing and monitoring the training of researchers with respect to the needs of university departments.
It was emphasized that every year postgraduates of the Belarusian State Medical University become winners of various scientific competitions in the category “Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences”. In addition, the talent capacity of BSMU and its status as a leading institution in the field of medical education is confirmed by the vast number of dissertation defenses in the dissertation councils of the university.
It is important to say that during the international conference, Belarusian, Russian, Bulgarian and Polish scientists not only presented their thematic reports to a wide audience, but also exchanged their own scientific developments and practical experience at scientific sections, round tables and workshops.
At the end of the conference the participants agreed that such forums are rather important and impactful. They also expressed a desire to continue multilateral cooperation and wished each other further fruitful work in the field of science.
Authors: Irina Pererezko, Head of the Department of Doctorate degree courses, PhD degree courses, Master’s degree courses; Oksana Kurbeko, spokesperson
Translation: Varvara Boika