VSTU is regarded as one of the best universities in Belarus in the organization of students' scientific work. Over 80 percent of the students are involved in it.
The University has international recognition. It cooperates with Moscow State Textile University, Moscow State University of Design and Technology, St. Petersburg University of Technology and Design, Zelenogursk University (Poland), Copernicus University in Toruni (Poland), with Economic Faculty of Belgrade University, South-Russian University of Economy and Service, Namangansk Engineering-Economic Institute, and others.
The University has modern material base for carrying out health-improvement and sports events and for training first-class sportsmen.
45 masters of sport, 4 international masters of sport graduated from the University during the period of its existence. 7 students took part in the Olympic Games and world championships.
The main scientific directions correspond to the leading trends of scientific and technical activity in the Republic of Belarus and specialists training profile and include fundamental and applied researches. Among the outcomes of the researches and scientists' elaboration are the serial productions of automated sewing machines, pneumatic spinning machine, equipment for footwear and new types of yarn and threads. The new technologies have already been devised to organize manufacture of soft furnishings, treatment and preventive tights and etc. Such researches as «New Ways of Yarn Formation», «New Kinds of Sewing Equipment with Microprocessor Control», «Knitted Goods for Medical Purposes», «Technologies and Equipment for Industrial Waste Reprocessing», «New Types of Energy-Saving Equipment», and «Medical Goods for Special Purpose» are of universal importance. The University is the leading executor of branch and scientific and technical program «New Technologies and Equipment for Light Industry».