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Education and Innovation Growth: Establishing Entrepreneurial Universities

Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Belarus

ISBN: 978-1-83867-696-4, eISBN: 978-1-83867-695-7

Publication date: 8 November 2019


The current state and development of education system in Belarus are considered. It includes preschool, general secondary, vocational, secondary special and higher education, as well as supplementary education for children and further education for adults, including nonformal education. The gross enrollment rate in secondary education (ISCED Level 2 and 3) as a share to the population at the corresponding age was 102.9% in 2015, and the enrollment rate in tertiary education (ISCED Levels 5–8) showed 93.8%. The role of universities in creating the Belarus National Innovation System is shown. The main direction of improving the activities of higher education institutions based on the “University 3.0” model is considered. The Belarussian universities actively develop their innovation infrastructure (they form their own training and research centers, research and production laboratories, centers of cooperation with enterprises, career development centers for students and startup schools). During last years 14 sectoral laboratories and 6 science technological parks were established on the basis of Belarusian universities. Belarusian universities, while determining their own development trajectory, are guided by their main mission – to promote innovation and human capital formation – for the sustainable social and economic development of the country.



Vankevich, A. (2019), "Education and Innovation Growth: Establishing Entrepreneurial Universities", Sergi, B.S. (Ed.) Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Belarus (Entrepreneurship and Global Economic Growth), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-191.



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