EHU is a student-centered University for promoting civil society development through Humanities and Liberal Arts for students from Belarus and the region by bringing them together and offering international experience in study quality. The University is oriented at civically-minded students from Eastern Europe, distinguished by a commitment to the European values and Liberal Arts as well as rich on-campus life and alumni network.

Education at EHU does more than immerse students in a range of subjects and disciplines. It promotes a transdisciplinary approach, critical thinking skills, as well as civic engagement that empower them to develop innovative solutions, ideas, and enterprises.

Our Values:

  • European values – to encourage comprehensive student improvement and democratic attitudes toward personal and civil development by means of liberal teaching and learning and critical thinking.
  • Study quality – to demonstrate superior academic and co-curricular experience.
  • Agility – to ensure a timely and adequate response to changes in the external and internal environment.


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  • students are free to express their opinions and challenge ideas presented in the classroom without fear of reprisals;
  • students and scholars are free to conduct research without ideological restrictions;
  • students and scholars are free to express their political views and are encouraged to be active members of civil society;
  • students and scholars are encouraged to express themselves in Belarusian and explore their Belarusian heritage;
  • governance and finances are overseen by an international Governing Board.

Mission and Strategy

Since its founding in Minsk in 1992, the European Humanities University has remained committed to produce and disseminate socially responsible and critical knowledge in the social sciences and the humanities, ensure quality education through the integration of study programs with research, creative and applied projects.

According to the EHU Strategy for 2021-2026, the University will continue to increase the quality of academic and research experience, ensure innovative approaches in teaching and learning, promote intercultural dialogue and include Belarus in the European political and academic community.

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EHU Impact

EHU has a strong indirect impact on Belarus, which today is expressed rather in providing a platform to network for graduates with close (democratic) values.

The potential effect can be enforced by strengthening connections with civil society organizations, resolving internal issues, and improving educational curriculum.

Survey of impact to the country of origin (Belarus) by EHU

Academic Freedom

EHU is a haven of academic freedom — the only Belarusian university that operates in a free and democratic environment. EHU is an integral part of the European and world academic community. The University recognizes European values and in its activities is guided by the provisions of the Magna Charta Universitatum, the European Higher Education Area and other norms of the international scientific and academic community.

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EHU offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degree programs in both low and high residence modes as well as non-degree courses in the humanities and social sciences. Since 2011, EHU students, faculty, and staff have been qualified to participate in series of exchange programs designed to promote European cooperation in higher education, student and staff mobility, and cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises.

High competitiveness of EHU study programs significantly increases the chances of students to find employment in various fields of activity both in Belarus and abroad. All EHU graduates receive diplomas recognized throughout Europe and North America.


EHU turns 25. Class 2018

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EHU has around 4,000 alumni who attended the university either in Minsk or in Vilnius. According to our surveys, the majority of them reside in Belarus, but others are spread around the world. The Distinguished Alumni award is annually presented for outstanding achievements of our alumni.

EHU alumni are in demand on the contemporary labor market. According to the results of the latest Alumni survey, about half of EHU graduates earn more than the average monthly salary their cities. Many graduates seek additional educational and professional opportunities in more than 30 countries.

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Honorary Doctors

The “Honorary Doctorate of the European Humanities University” degree is conferred upon the most prominent scholars, statesmen, public, religious, and political figures of the Republic of Belarus and other countries to honor their outstanding accomplishments in humanities and social sciences, university education and culture; their distinguished contributions to the development of democracy and the realization of the principles of the rule of law; and their outstanding contribution to the development of culture and effective promotion of intercultural dialog.

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