The department was founded in 1995. It was the first to provide specialized training in printing industry in the Republic of Belarus. The department is in the structure of the Printing and Publishing Faculty. In 2003 a branch research laboratory of technology, equipment and economy for Publishing-Printing Complex was organized under mutual agreement of Minister of Information and the Rector of BSTU. The head of the department is M.I. Kulak, Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Sciences, Professor. The teaching staff includes 1 Professor, Doctor of Sciences; 6 assistant-professors, Candidates of Sciences; 3 senior teachers, Candidates of Sciences.
Specialities and specializations. The graduation department trains engineers-technologists in the speciality “Technology of Printing Production”.
Since 01.09.2011 the department has been training engineers-technologists in the speciality “The Technology of Packaging Materials”. The department offers professional development and retraining courses. Specialists are trained through PhD or Master's degree courses.
Academic Activities. Teaching is provided by the department at three faculties “Printing and Publishing Faculty”, “Economic and Engineering Faculty”, “Correspondence Faculty” and “Faculty of Retraining and Qualification Upgrade”.Computer-based technologies with multimedia complexes are widely applied while delivering lectures and computer programs at laboratory studies.
Facilities. The department has a computer room and 3 training laboratories of technological profile (platemaking, printing and post-printing, reprographic systems).
Research. Scientific trends of the department of Printing Productions:
- Mechanics integrated studies and information management and operations in printing production(manufacturing) systems.
- Improvement of strategic management for printing and publishing complex enterprises on the basis of innovative development model of organizations.
The main scientific methods:
- structural methods;
- optical methods;
- methods of fractal theory;
- mathematical modeling;
- empirical study methods.