Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarusian: Гродзенскі дзяржаўны універсітэт імя Янкі Купалы, Russian: Гродненский государственный университет имени Янки Купалы) а higher education institution, located in Grodno. It is the largest regional higher education institution in the Republic of Belarus, university complex integrating all levels of education. In 2011 it was the first university, among higher education institutions of the country, which became the winner of the national contest "Prize of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for achievements in quality". In 2011 the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno received the status of scientific organization. In 2010 the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was the first university, among the regional universities of Belarus, which received national and international certificates of quality management system meeting the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009 and ISO 9001:2008 (series of standards ISO 9000) According to the international Webometrics ranking (July 2011), YKSUG ranks second among Belarusian universities and 3103 among 12 000 world universities. It is the second (after BSU) education institution in the Republic of Belarus where the system of electronic student identification card was introduced.