HTP attractiveness is based on knowledge, innovation and highly qualified human resources. Belarusian programmers get trained at the training centers of IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and other world IT leaders. Another distinctive feature of Belarus developers is that on top of professional skill set, they also have deep knowledge in mathematics, engineering, physics, and other sciences.
Today, HTP resident companies support about 80 joint research labs in Belarusian technical universities. Such laboratories serve as a channel for practical knowledge transfer to the higher education system.
A number of IT companies developed specialized educational courses which were integrated in curricula of specialized university departments. Free training courses for faculty members and practical seminars for students are held all year round.
Over 30 university research departments of Computer Science and related subjects are operating in IT companies. This form of cooperation is intended for bringing together educational process and production, and improving the training of Belarusian IT specialists. Companies´ employees conduct special courses, supervise courseworks and theses. Department meetings are held on the territory of the branch. Besides, students receive practical training, gain their first professional experience.
In 2010, Educational Center of the Hi-tech Park was established with participation of HTP residents to provide re-education for adults with technical background. Today, Educational center is also working with students and children. For its effort in promoting and fostering information society development, Educational Center was highly appreciated by WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) expert group and honored as a champion of WSIS Prize 2016 during WSIS Forum held in Geneva on May, 2016.
"…Belarus has been a high-tech magnet since Soviet times. Local universities still train up to 4,000 information technologies grads every year. Belarus also produces world-class specialists in mathematics and physics."
In 2015, 81,000 students graduated from Belarusian universities, including 2,400 students majoring in natural sciences and 14,300 engineering and technology students.
There are 56 natural science educational programs, including Mathematics, Computer Science, Economic Cybernetics, Mathematics and Information Technology, Physics, Radiophysics, Computer Physics, etc. and 98 engineering and technology educational programs, such as Computer Science and Software Engineering, Information Systems and Technologies, Intelligent systems, Computer and Mathematical Software, etc.