A €100 million project has been approved by the World Bank to support the modernization of Belarus’ higher education sector, a crucial step towards achieving a modern university system and boosting economic growth potential.
With support from the project, Belarusian universities and colleges will have opportunities to participate more actively in international programs and initiatives. In addition, the project will contribute to improving the quality of Belarusian tertiary education, through the establishment of a National Quality Assurance Agency which will be fully aligned with the Bologna Process.
World Bank Country Manager for Belarus, Alex Kremer said, “Between 2020 and 2025, around 300,000 students and academic staff will benefit each year from an improved teaching and learning environment, thanks to this project. This is the intellectual capital that could transform Belarus from a resource-based economy into a knowledge economy.”
World Bank Global Lead for Tertiary Education and Senior Education Specialist, Nina Arnhold said, “In 2015, Belarus joined the Bologna Process, a pan-European higher education reform initiative. This important step resulted in a major commitment to improving higher education. With this project, we are pleased to support the country’s ongoing efforts to align university outcomes with the demands of the 21st century labor market. We are also committed to supporting independent quality assurance and modernization of the teaching and learning environment.”
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Since the Republic of Belarus joined the World Bank in 1992, lending commitments to the country have totaled $1.9 billion. The active investment lending portfolio financed by the World Bank in Belarus includes nine projects totaling $942.71 million.