International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University

Results of the IX International Environmental Olympiad of Universities of the CIS Countries

On November 28-29, 2019 within the framework of the work plan of the Public Council of the basic organization of the CIS member states on environmental education for 2019 on the basis of the M.Kh.Dulati Taraz State University (Taraz, Republic of Kazakhstan) there took place the practical tour of International Environmental Olympiad of Universities of the CIS Countries, organized by ISEI BSU and M.Kh.Dulati Taraz State University.

The official opening of the Olympiad was held on November 28, 2019. Welcoming address to the participants of the Olympiad was rendered by Sarybekov M.N., doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, rector of M.Kh.Dulati Taraz State University and Buchenkov I.E., candidate of agricultural sciences, associate professor, Deputy Director for educational work of ISEI BSU.

In practical tour there participated 5 teams: national team of the Republic of Belarus, International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University (Minsk, Republic of Belarus), M.Kh.Dulati Taraz State University (Taraz, Republic of Kazakhstan), Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (Bishkek, Republic of Kyrgyzstan), Ryazan State Agrotechnological University named after P.A. Kostychev (Ryazan, Russian Federation).

The practical tour began with the teams presenting their visiting cards, where jury members were shown videos of their hometown, university and team. The most intense and dynamic highlight was the defense of projects. Yuri Pasechny, Head of Environmental Regulation Division, Department of Ecology of Zhambyl region of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan noted the creative approach of the teams to complete this task of the Olympiad. All teams in their presentations reflected the direction of their educational institutions. Team members focused on the environmental education of the younger generation, from a young age thinking about the environment.

According to the results of theoretical and practical tours of the international stage of the Olympiad, presenting the best environmental project, the first place went to the team of M.Kh.Dulati Taraz State University, in second place the national team of the Republic of Belarus, team of ISEI BSU placed in an honorable third place.

Anniversary X International Environmental Olympiad of Universities of the CIS Countries, will be held in 2020 in the Republic of Belarus in ISEI BSU.