Maksim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University

Maksim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University also known as BSPU (Belarusian: Беларускі дзяржаўны педагагічны ўніверсітэт імя Максіма Танка) is a university in Minsk, Belarus. It specialises in teacher training of mathematics, chemistry, physics, psychology, geography, history, languages and others for primary and secondary schools.

Maksim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University
Беларускі Дзяржаўны Педагагічны Універсiтэт імя Максіма Танка
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The main building of the BSPU
RectorAlexander I. Zhuk
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Campus8 dormitories


Minsk State Pedagogical University (first name - Minsk teachers institute) admitted his first students in 1914.[2] For a long period the institution was reorganised into a pedagogical department of Belarusian State University. After being a part of another university for ten years the Decree of the Ministry of People's Commissars of the BSSR proclaimed the Pedagogical Department of Belarusian State University an independent Belarusian State Pedagogical higher institution named after the Soviet author Maxim Gorky in 1936. Since that the pedagogical institute has its continuous history. In 1972 the institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour for its success in preparing teachers and for its research activities. In 1993 after Belarus achieved its independence and in frames of the policy of the development of sovereign educational system the institute got a status of the University. Two years later the University was renamed after the Belarusian Soviet poet Maksim Tank. Since 2007 the University is a member of the Eurasian Association of Universities.



There are 12 departments (and a number of subdepartments) within the university structure:

  • Department of History
  • Physics and Mathematics Department
  • Pre-university Training Department
  • Department of Pre-school Education
  • Natural Science Department
  • Physical Education Department
  • Primary Education Department
  • Psychology Department
  • Philology Department
  • Social Education Department
  • Social-Pedagogical Technologies Department
  • Aesthetical Education Department

Non-educational departmentsEdit

  • Social-psychological unit
  • Library
  • Sports complex
  • Therapeutic facility
  • Publishing centre
  • Editorial office of the newspaper Настаўнік (The Teacher)
  • Haryzont Student Outdoors Club (bel. - турыстычны клуб Гарызонт)
  • Student amateur theater

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ the official web-site of the Eurasian Association of Universities
  2. ^ "the history of BSPU on the official web-site".

Coordinates: 53°53′40″N 27°32′42″E / 53.89444°N 27.54500°E / 53.89444; 27.54500