October 14, 2015 in Vitebsk State Technological University in the framework of the project "University and Industry for modernization of the textile manufacturing sector in Belarus" of international Tempus program International scientific-practical conference "Textiles Education current state, tendencies and development prospects" was held.

The conference was attended by 90 people, including representatives of the following Belarusian companies and organizations:
- "Bellegprom";
- JSC "Vitebsk carpets";
- JSC "Baranovichi Production Association";
- JSC "Vitebskobllen";
- JSC "Polotsk-Steklovolokno";
- JSC "Mogotex";
- JSC "SvetlogorskKhimvolokno";
- JSC "Lenta";
- RUPTE "Orsha Linen Mill";
- JSC "Svitanak";

The conference heard 8 presentations of the representatives of Vitebsk State Technological University, Mogilev State University of Foodstuff, Belarusian State Economic University, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (Greece), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), University of Ghent (Belgium), University Bieyra Interior (Portugal). The conference discussed the current state and the ways of training of engineers for textile industry. The experience of the universities of Belarus and EU countries to address the most important issues of the textile education.

In addition, the conference was attended by the representatives of Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Textile research center CITEVE (Portugal), and a counseling company IDEC (Greece).

In the framework of the conference, experts of the enterprises met with the students graduating in 2016 from the university with degrees in "Technology of yarn, fabrics, knitted fabrics and non-woven materials" to improve the effectiveness of pre-diploma practice and address the distribution of young professionals.


Program of the Transnational Conference
“Textile education: current state, tendencies and development prospects”

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome message from Rector ofVSTU Prof. Valery Bashmetau

10.10 – 10.30

Georgios Priniotakis “Project «University and Industry for the modernisation of textile manufacturing sector in Belarus»”

10.30 – 10.50

Dzmitry Ryklin “The significance of the UNITE project for improvement of the liaison system among Vitebsk State Technological University and Belarusian textile enterprises”

10.50 – 11.05

Irina Semianchukova ”Implementation problems of of advanced training of managers and specialists in textile industry”

11.05 – 11.25

Maria Angeles Bonet Aracil “On line courses in textile lessons at Universitat Politècnica de València”

11.25 – 11.45

Iryna Budkute “About the activity of Mogilev State University of Food-Stuff  for cooperation with the enterprises of the sector in the frame of the UNITE project”

11.45 – 12.05

Lieva Van Langenhove “Research and development in textiles at Ghent University”

12.05 – 12.25

Viktoryia Primshits “Current state and prospects of cooperation between  Belarus State Economic University and industrial enterprises in the field of advanced training”

12.25 – 12.45

Nuno Belino “Collaborative research in different contexts”

12.45 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 16.00

Meeting of the specialists from textile enterprises with graduates of the Department of Textile Technology of VSTU

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