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Tomsk State University

Tomsk State University is an open university is constantly interacting with the wider world and exploring it. The major advantage of this policy is the opportunity to find out about new global challenges with more potential and more risks. We talked about it last time. This time I would want to concentrate on processes connected with possible feedback a university may show.

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TSU is the oldest university in the Russian Asia, in Siberia, that was founded in 1878 in Tomsk, Russia.


  • 23 faculties and educational institutes
  • 165 Master's programmes (including English programmes)
  • 135 areas and specialities
  • 150 departments, 2 branches and 38 centres of preuniversity training and vocational guidance in Siberia and Kazakhstan


  • 43 leading scientific schools
  • 12 centres of multiple access to unique equipment
  • 48 science-based educational centres
  • 38 small-scale innovation enterprises
  • 43 academic schools entered the presidential list of Russian leading scientific schools
  • 22 dissertation councils (22 of them are doctoral), about 20 Doctor of Science and 100 Candidate of Science dissertations are defended annually
  • 24 academicians and corresponding members of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Academy of Education, Russian Academy of Agricultural Science, 51 Russian State Prize Winners

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
268 9
277 46
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
509 63
572 129
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
801 -100
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Student services

TSU International Student Centre will help students maximize their social and educational benefits and experience of study and life at TSU. The Centre’s specialists work with international students from their arrival at TSU until they graduate and/or transfer, and provide wide support in the following areas:

  • Orientation days
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Visa and registration
  • Classes of basic Russian language and Russian culture
  • Shopping trip for new warm clothing
  • Information about university and local events
  • Others

Housing services

National Research Tomsk State University opened the largest hostel in the city (1,200 places) for the Russian and foreign students.

Our students are provided with comfortable environment for living - dining room, kitchen, sports and laundry rooms, all the necessary social infrastructure. Hostel is divided into sections, students live in one, two or three in a room with a hallway, bathroom and shower, and a spacious hall there is a place for self-study, relax and socialize.

This hostel is equipped with modern multi-media equipment, fiber-optic network. It is important that the building is located in the city center (near TSU's campus), within walking distance of the Departments, on the banks of the river Tom.

Library services

Tomsk State University Research Library will take part for the fourth time in the All-Russian activity Library Night. On 22 April from 20.00 to 23.00, visitors will have traditional tour of the robot scanner and restorers of books, and also have new sites, workshops, meetings, and quests.

Student Life

Campus life

  • 10 museums
  • Herbarium
  • Siberian Botanical Garden
  • Accommodation
  • Swimming pool
  • Centre of Culture
  • Research Library (4,000,000 volumes)

TSU Assembly Hall – famous for its perfect acoustics – hosts concerts of classical music. The Concert Hall placed in the Center of Culture is the stage for different performances of TSU theatrical societies, student performances and guest performances.

Sports facilities

Tomsk State University has up-to-date sports facilities and complexes where you can participate in a wide variety of sports activities.

  • TSU Stadium
  • TSU Sports Complex

You also may become a member of TSU sports clubs or participate in sports activities such as those listed below:

  • Aerobics and shaping
  • Bodybuilding and Fitness
  • Martial arts
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Chess

Student clubs

The University is home to a branch of Rotary Club International and other local student volunteers' clubs actively participating in the life of the city and the University. The International Division supports English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and German student language clubs.

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