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History of BSPU

June 22, 1914
Minister of Education of the Russian Empire signed a decree establishing Minsk Teachers Institute.

November 21, 1914
The grand opening of Minsk Teachers Institute took place. The ceremony was attended by Dmitrii A. Stepuro, Director of the Institute, Aleksei F. Girs, Governor of Minsk, Nikolai S. Chenykaev, Vice-governor of Minsk, Baron von RauschTraubenberg, Commander of Minsk Military District, bishop Mitrofan of Minsk and Turov and bishop Theophylact of Slutsk.

May 1918
The All-Russian Teacher s Congress made a decision to transform Minsk Teachers Institute into a four-year institution of higher education.

1920-1921
Public educational institutions which provided training for teachers, pre-school and after-school workers were established after reforms of teacher s institutions. Minsk Teachers Institute changed its name to Minsk Institute of Public Education.

 

September 23, 1921
Minsk Institute of Public Education merged with the Faculty of Education at Belarusian State University.

1928-1931
Campuses of Belarusian State University were established. The Faculty of Education occupied four buildings, two libraries and a 300-student dormitory.

1931
48 per cent of students attending the Faculty of Education lived at the dormitory. The average student s stipend amounted to 35 Soviet rubles.

 

July 28, 1931
The Council of People's Commissars of the BSSR made a decision to reorganise the Faculty of Education at Belarusian State University into Belarusian State Higher Pedagogical Institute.

1936
Minsk State Pedagogical Institute got the name after the famous Soviet writer Maxim Gorky.

July 29, 1944
The Council of People's Commissars of the BSSR made a decision to resume the activities of Minsk State Pedagogical Institute named after Maxim Gorky.

1948
Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages was established from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Minsk State Pedagogical Institute.

1972
Minsk State Pedagogical Institute named after Maxim Gorky was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour for excellent teacher-training and academic performance.

1975
Minsk Institute of Culture was established from the Faculty of Library at Minsk State Pedagogical Institute.

1982
Minsk State Pedagogical Institute named after Maxim Gorky was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR.

September 8, 1993
Minsk State Pedagogical Institute named after Maxim Gorky was reorganised into Belarusian State Pedagogical University (BSPU).

 

1991
BSPU opened its museum. The exhibition was renewed in 2007.

1991
BSPU became the only university in the Republic of Belarus which possessed a planetarium that demonstated an exact image of the starry sky.

1994
Alexander G. Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, held a solemn meeting with BSPU students and staff.

1995
BSPU got the name after the famous Belarusian poet Maxim Tank.

1997
BSPU was awarded the Honorary Order of the National Banner of the Republic of Belarus.

2004
Foucault's pendulum sanctified by Minsk and Slutsk Metropolitan Filaret, the Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, was installed in the foyer of BSPU.

2007
BSPU became a member of the Eurasian Association of Universities.