Belarus within International Educational Environment
The national educational system of the Republic of Belarus is successfully developing and occupies a worthy place within international educational environment. According to the Human Development Index, Belarus is included in the group of the most developed countries in the world and has the best rank among the CIS countries. The Education Index ranks Belarus the 30st. In 2015, Belarus joined the European Higher Education Area, which underlines the high level of education in the country. The ratio of students to the total population is one of the highest in Europe.
Belarus is located in the centre of Europe, it shares borders with Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. Belarus, in a way, is a crossroads with the most important trans-European railways and highways, oil and gas pipelines, water and air routes uniting Europe and Asia converging.