On March 11, representatives of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) have met with students and faculty members of PolesSU. The meeting was attended by Igor Valakhanovich, the Chief adviser of the BISS, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, and Nikolay Sukhotsky, an analyst of the BISS, Candidate of Sociological Sciences. The Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) was established by the President of the Republic of Belarus on February 12, 2019 for the purpose of information and analytical support for the activities of state bodies and officials in strategic areas of foreign and domestic policy. Igor Valakhanovich spoke about the activities of BISS, the projects implemented by the institute and the results achieved, and also he revealed the role of "thought factories" (which include BISS) in facilitating and making management decisions. Nikolai Sukhotsky made a report on the values of the Belarusian society at the present stage and also elaborated on the results of sociological research that allows us to create a portrait of a young Belarusian. The emphasis was placed on the values and behavioral attitudes of young Belarusians, as they largely determine what the economic, political, socio-cultural, demographic future of the country will be and how much the talent and commitment of representatives of this most important social group will be directed to the benefit of society.