Cross-Border cooperation through universities: are educational preferences of students in Belarus similar to those in Lithuania?

Walery Okulicz-Kozaryn


Objective: The article provides a comparison on educational preferences of student in Belarus and Lithuania. If the educational preferences of students from Belarus and Lithuania are similar, then this contributes to cross-border cooperation between the universities of these two countries. Methods: The reliable research methods that the author used in the study were: literature review, questioning and statistical processing of questionnaires, verification of statistical hypotheses. Results: It was statistically proved that educational preferences in Belarus and Lithuania are similar. This means that student educational preferences in Belarus and Lithuania are in cognitive proximity. The difference must not be taken into account in planning Cross-Border cooperation Belarusian and Lithuanian universities. The results are highly statistically significant (99,0%). In this case, you have a decision-making process with accurate, controlled probability. Conclusion: The difference of the educational preferences of Belarusian and Lithuanian students is not a barrier to the construction of Cross-Border cooperation in the field of higher education. This scientific fact is in a good practical significance for Cross-Border cooperation in higher education. For example, for creation of knowledge networks.


Cross-Border cooperation; Globalization; Educational preferences; Knowledge networks; Belarus; Lithuania

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