Interview: Helena Zhivitskaya, pioneering Belarusian IT expert and education reformer

With a background in IT as a Systems Engineer and in educational policy and reform, Dr. Helena Zhivitskaya became the first female Dean and then Vice-Rector at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR). She is the author of over 170 scientific works & publications, including 4 monographs, and 11 textbooks. In 2017 she was a panellist in the Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference (EaPEC) held in Minsk, organised by the EU-funded EaPConnect project and its Belarusian partner BASNET. Recently she took on a new role at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The EaPConnect team asked her about her experiences with research and education networking and how they fit with her past and new roles.

Submitted by Laura Durnford

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