At EHU, students can learn media and communications skills in a state-of-the-art media lab, become election observers through a hands on program conducted together with Belarusian Human Rights House and Belarus Watch called Election Observation: Theory and Practice (EOTP), study the history and cultural heritage of Belarus and the region as part of the cultural heritage and tourism program, express themselves freely in dialog with the wider world of art and design as students of EHU’s design and art programs, study European politics and policy as part of the political science and European studies program, and many other opportunities.Law students learn about human rights law from Western experts and practice their courtroom skills and meet students from around the world at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
EHU students and faculty have the option of taking part in mobility programs like ERASMUS and Campus Europae that provide opportunities to spend time at other universities. EHU scholars participate in international research projects and conferences such as those conducted by EHU’s Center for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE), Center for Gender Studies, Center for the Study of the History and Culture of the Jews of Belarus, and others.
EHU’s Student Service, Student Union (student government), and other campus groups offer a myriad of extracurricular activities for enjoyment as well as intellectual and cultural enrichment, including concerts, clubs, excursions, and others. EHU’s International Education and Career Advising Center provides consultations to students seeking advice on studying abroad and other learning programs.EHU’s alumni association offers ways to stay in touch and benefit from the connections that being an EHU alum provides.
These and other opportunities make EHU a unique place for young people from Belarus and the region.The commitment of EHU’s faculty, students, staff, and donors is an important signal to Belarusian authorities and society that there is an alternative to state ideological control. For Belarusians who seek the freedom to think creatively and critically—to study, learn, teach, and conduct research without ideological restrictions—EHU provides a home away from home.