Rector’s welcome speech - Полоцкий государственный университет


Polotsk State University is an educational, scientific, innovational, and cultural centre of the region. It cherishes the traditions of Enlightenment, the origins of which go deeply back into the richest history of Polotsk land, and at the same time follows the cutting-edge trends in education.
For us the real priorities of today are training specialists for the real economy sector, which can be highly competitive not only in the Republic of Belarus but also abroad, carrying out research, which suits the modern trends of scientific development, creating a wide variety of possibilities for professional development.
Our University builds its strategy for effective interaction with youth, the region, partners in Belarus and abroad based on an active and open dialogue, cooperation, and co-authorship. With no doubt, the key to success of the University is a close integration with enterprises and companies of both the region and the whole country, and an effective response to their requests.
The reality of today’s world requires the University to form not only professional competencies of specialists but also such personal qualities as civil maturity, patriotism and sense of responsibility. That’s why we steadily implement the principles of succession and preserving the cultural legacy of Belarussian society, ethics and commitment to sustainable development.
We respect the interests of each student, which facilitates a solution to society’s problems. We help to reveal the potential, build the individual development roadmap, and strive to become a launch platform for the leadership and creative self-actualization of youth.
Polotsk State University is an important part in the life of anyone involved in its activity, development and prosperity. It’s a place where studies are interesting and working conditions are comfortable. Thanks to our academic and non-academic staff, partners, students and graduates, prospective students and their parents we steadily strive to self-improve and reach new heights.
Together we make new history!
Oleg Romanov
Oleg Romanov
Rector of the University, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor
Telephone: +375 214 59 95 35,
Fax: +375 214 59 95 36,
Rector’s reception: +375 214 50 57 00
Address: 29 Blokhin Street
211440 Novopolotsk
Vitebsk region, Belarus
Room 266
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Oleg Romanov

  • member of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the seventh convocation from Grodno region
  • rector of Polotsk State University
  • member of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for Legislation and State Administration


Oleg Romanov was born on August 9th, 1975 in Grodno. He graduated from Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in 1997.
In 2001, O. Romanov defended his PhD thesis on the topic “Socialization of Personality under the Conditions of Social Transformation”. In 2012, he accomplished his doctorate program at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and three years later defended his doctoral thesis “The Eastern Slavic Civilization as a Subject of Modern Global Social Transformations”. Oleg Romanov was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Between 2000 and 2020, O. Romanov worked at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno as a lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor and professor at the Philosophy Department. Between February 2018 and 2021, O. Romanov was the first Vice-Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
In 2017, O. Romanov was awarded a scholarship by the President of the Republic of Belarus as a talented young scientist. His research interests include the problems of the genesis, structure and prospects of the development of the Eastern Slavic civilization, classical and modern Russian philosophy, and the fate of the state in a globalizing world.
In 2019, Oleg Romanov was elected as a member of the Council of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the seventh convocation from the Grodno region.
On March 16, 2021 O. Romanov was appointed the Rector of Polotsk State University.


  • Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of the Republic of Belarus
  • Certificate of Merit of Grodno Oblast Executive Committee