Belarus to spend $100 mln on university modernization


About $100 million will be spent on the modernization of Belarusian universities. The funds will come from World Bank. Head of its representative office in Belarus, Alex Kremer, expressed hope that the project will be implemented next year, reports.

The money will be used "for modernization of universities with a special emphasis on science, engineering disciplines, physics and chemistry," says Kremer. According to him, within the framework of the project Belarus will receive assistance in the development of training programs that "will meet the needs and standards of the Bologna system". Another important aspect: the World Bank will help create an independent system of quality assurance in higher education institutions. "It should also comply with the principles of the Bologna process", said Alex Kramer.

The Ministry of Education of Belarus will be responsible for the implementation of the project, which will cost a lot of money.

According to BelTA, since the early 1990s, the World Bank has allocated $1.9 billion to our country.

Alex Kremer/ BELTA