The I-st Republican Youth Scientific-practical Conference in English
On April, 19 under the auspices of the Department of Customs Affairs and the Department of Foreign Languages (Faculty of Management Technologies and Humanitarisation) the I Republican Youth Scientific-practical Conference "i-Customs.by" on current issues of Customs regulations and border protection was held.
"i-Customs.by" is the national qualifier of the conference "i-Customs" (Saint-Petersburg). It is considered to be a unique project because "i-Customs.by" is the first Belarusian profile-oriented scientific event held in English which united the students majoring in "Customs Affairs" from all over the Republic.
The conference was opened by the welcoming speech of G. Brovka, the dean of Management Technologies and Humanitarisation. He mentioned the importance of "i-Customs.by" as the connecting link in the chain of cooperation between Belarusian and Russian higher educational establishments. He also stressed that such events reflected the increasing role of education in modern society and wished the speakers fruitful discussions and success.
One of the honored guests of the conference was A. Nikolaev, the assistant of the Department of Intellectual Property and Innovation Management of ITMO University, the Chairman of the the conference "i-Customs" Organizing Committee. A. Nikolaev thanked G. Brovka for the invitation to BNTU, outlined the significance of the fact that the Belarusian national qualifier was the first one, held outside the Russian Federation. He also hoped that "i-Customs.by" would become a tradition for BNTU.
In total, 16 students of BNTU, BSU, BelSUT, YKSUG took part in the full-time round of the conference. Their presentations were highly appreciated by the competent jury involving 10 experts of leading Russian and Belarusian Universities, as well as customs officials.
The works of T. Lugovskaya (BNTU), A. Zhevlakova (BNTU), T. Yanochkina (BelSUT), V. Shpilevski (BSU), I. Kulinich (YKSUG) were recognized as the best ones. E. Golubtsova, The Head of the Department of Customs Affairs, congratulated the winners, awarded them with diplomas and souvenirs and pointed out that their works were very deep, original and bright.
In the framework of the conference the report of Y. Kabesheva (Customs "Minsk-2") was presented too. She told the students about the peculiarities of the activities of Customs "Minsk-2", the most interesting "findings" of Customs Officials and the achievements of "Minsk-2" in 2017.
The conference was closed by the thankful words of the jury. G. Brovka praised A. Lamonina for the assistance in organizing the conference, Y. Vasko (Minsk Central Customs) wished the participants success in their future profession , O. Veremeychik (BNTU) emphasized the speakers' high level of English, O. Filimonchik (BelSUT) complimented students for their courage and confidence and V. Ostroga (BSU) asked the organizers to develop the project further.
All in all, the events like "i-Customs.by" are served as a great possibility for creating a discussion field to strengthen the communication between students as well as establishing the basis for capacity-building in the sphere of Customs Affairs.