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TSU (Tomsk State University)

TSU (Tomsk State University)

Number of students 16009
Undergraduates 13299
Graduates 2710
Number of foreign students 1653

Nature of the university: comprehensive, predominantly technical, oriented mainly at social sciences and humanities etc.

Priorities in the BRICS NU
Environment and Climate change, Hydrology, BRICS studies, Computer Science

The main Masters’ and PhD’s programmes proposed for the BRICS NU (with the dates of its beginning to be started at 2016/17 academic year: Siberian and Arctic Studies, Environmental Studies and Management, Fundamental Computer Science and IT, Studies of the European Union, Physics Methods and Information Technologies in Biomedicine, Mathematical Analysis and Modelling

Fundamental Computer Science and IT

The necessity of creating this programme is based on the rapid development of scientific and practical efforts devoted to the design of various software (SW).  Despite the broad variety of subject areas and SW design technologies used, general tendencies of branch development show that, in addition to highly qualified developers, successful realization of SW design projects demands personnel qualified to manage the corresponding project groups.

These are project managers, architects of various types of programming technologies, analytics, and business analytics. The developers themselves are now educated at many professional educational institutions, while the managing staff are only educated at few universities, because it constitutes an extra volume of professional knowledge that often exceeds the borders of current Bachelor’s programmes.

At the same time, these specialists are very much in demand in the labor market.

The main courses include:

  • Algorithmic basics of multimedia technologies
  • Information security
  • Corporate information systems
  • Business modeling
  • Architecture and physical model of the modern database servers

Mathematical Analysis and Modeling (Master of Science in Mathematics)

The programme is designed to qualify specialists capable of carrying out project-based, research, information and analytical activities in Russian and European commercial organizations and centres of science and research.

The main courses include:

  • Modern computer technologies
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Complementary chapters of calculus
  • Qualitative analysis of differential equations
  • Numerical analysis of partial differential equations
  • Functional analysis and its applications
  • Methods of optimization

Studies of the European Union

The programme Studies of the European Union aims at preparing professionals who are on the top of the agenda in the European Union’s functioning and the foreign policies of leading European countries. The programme concentrates on development of students’ skills in applied analytic work in the area of international politics and in managerial decision making and conducting research on EU-related problems.

The main courses include:

  • Megatrends and global problems
  • Regional subsystems if international relations the 21st century
  • Modern Russian foreign policy and international conflict
  • Global security
  • International situations analysis
  • International politics process and Russian foreign politics

Physics Methods and Information Technologies in Biomedicine

The programme is designed by the Faculty of Physics at Tomsk State University, the Russian Federation, jointly with the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science of Maastricht University, Netherlands.

The programme aims to train highly qualified personnel in medical physics. The programme will enable them to apply their knowledge of physics principles, methods and molecular mechanisms and use state-of-the-art techniques and supercomputing technologies in medical research for the purpose of understanding and unraveling the mechanisms that underlie health and disease.

A unique characteristic of this programme is the integration of courses and practical internships in molecular medical and biomedical research at UM and TSU, and the numerous opportunities for students to participate in ongoing first-rate research.

The main courses include:

  • Special physics practice
  • Molecular basis of health and pathologies
  • Current methodology and innovative research in diagnosis, prevention and therapy of disease
  • Physics fields and forces in biological systems
  • High-performance computing in biomedicine
  • Methods of measurement and control in biomedicine
  • Safety of microbiological study
  • Animal models in research
  • Laser methods in biomedicine
  • Оptical methods in biomedicine

Siberian and Arctic Studies

This year Tomsk State University (TSU), will launch a new Master's programme Siberian and Arctic Studies, which has no direct analogs in Russia. Its aim is to train professional researchers in the field of north and sub-polar environmental studies.

For many years TSU has been engaged in the study of the landscapes of Siberia, including the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, which are a convenient platform for the study of climate change and human impact. Even today, Western Siberia is faced with powerful changes in the natural environment, which the other northern regions of the world will face in the near future, and the need for specialists with a wide range of knowledge about the region will definitely increase.

The programme includes more than 20 courses, including telmatology, hydrology, climatology, research methods of natural environments, and management of research stations. At first, students will learn about Siberia and the Arctic from the geographical point of view; some further courses are aimed at research methods of the biological, physical, and chemical properties of natural environments. Students can also choose an engineering, teaching, and even humanitarian specialization. In addition, from the beginning, students will be engaged in scientific research and their practice will be held at TSU research stations in the floodplain of the River Ob and in the Altai Mountains and Yamal peninsula.

Some courses will be read by world-known scientists and international experts. Among them are Dr Terry Callaghan, Professor at TSU and the University of Sheffield, who has worked for more than 40 years in Arctic ecology; Dr Vladimir Romanovsky, Vice President of the International Permafrost Association; and Dr Piotr Glowacki, the polar explorer from the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The programme leader is Dr Sergey Kirpotin, the manager is Ksenia Nikitchuk, +7 906 957 34 32,

The Master's programme Study of Siberia and the Arctic is being implemented by the StrAU Trans-Siberian Scientific Way: Siberian Institute of the Future, and the Centre of Excellence BioClimLand, TSU.

Summer/winter schools, proposed for the BRICS NU

NCC member: Name, e-mail. 

Aktru International Summer School “Natural and human environment of the Arctic and alpine regions in a rapidly changing climate”; Summer School of Intensive Russian; The Heritage of Eurasia: Past, Present and Future (arts and culture in Siberia); Management and Business in Siberia; Cross-cultural Communication in Interpreting and Translation; Ethnic and Cultural Heritage of Siberia; Summer school  “Welcome to TSU”; International Summer Field School  “Paleobiogeocenoses of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic era in the Northern Hemisphere”; Summer School on Computer Science

Contact information of the people, responsible for the work with the BRICS Network University (Name, position, role in the BRICS NU (ITG member, university coordinator, , thematic coordinator etc.), link to the personal page (if available), e-mail) 

Artyom Yu. Rykun, Vice –Rector for International Affairs, NCC member,