In the new academic year, more than 20 new degrees will be launched at Belarusian universities. Most are IT-related. There are also updates in sports, teaching and design. Technical degrees will also grow in number. BSTU will begin to train water treatment specialists, and BNTU will be teaching design engineers for the design and operation of nuclear power plants. In the new academic year, the 50 universities will enroll more than 55 thousand students. About 27 thousand will be trained at the expense of the state budget.