TSU Research Library launches the lecture series "La France Multiculturelle" / "The Multicultural France". The first lecture is held on March 10.

The lecturer is Michele Debrenne - PhD in Philology, professor in the Roman-German Philology Section at the Humanities Institute in Novosibirsk State University.

The lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:00, Tomsk time, Zoom platform.

The registration is here.

The ten-lecture series is organized by International Resource Center assisted by International Division.

If you have any questions, please write to ermakova@lib.tsu.ru or call: 78-51-03

Museums and the Excursion and Educational Center of Tomsk State University invite students to take part in the spring “Decades of TSU Museums”.
“Decades of TSU Museums” are held to acquaint students of the university with its history, traditions, and heritage. Students will be able to take excursions around the main building of TSU, on sightseeing and thematic excursions in museums, at the exhibitions “Patrons and the first collections of TSU museums” and “G.N. Potanin: scientist, traveler, citizen"

To register for the excursion, please contact us by email: studentcenter@ums.tsu.ru

RUSSIAN SPEAKING CLUB TSU * Online + Offline
February 26, 2021, 19:00
2nd TSU building, room 428
Zoom

⚡ONLINE + OFFLINE (2ND TSU BUILDING, ROOM 428).⚡

TOPIC: ''TONGUE TWISTERS''

Who is Clara and why did she steal Karl's clarinet? What purchases to tell about? And what happened on Thursday the fourth?

Come to the 2nd building of TSU! Join Zoom!
You will understand what tongue twisters are, learn to repeat them quickly and accurately!
We are waiting for you to pronounce tongue twisters quickly!

To enter the 2nd building, you need to have valid fingerprints and a student identification card.

To get a link in ZOOM, write
co-director of the club Daniil Zgersky
VK: https://vk.com/dunk_dream_fiction
WhatsApp, Viber: 89969387179

The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute holds XVII International Olympiad on Russian Language for International Students. The olympiad includes three different directions: "Russian is the language of education", "Russian is the language of profession and career", "Russian is the language of science". The participants should be students of preparatory faculties in Russian universities. international bachelor, Master's, PhD students, and Russian and Soviet universities' alumni.

The Olympiad is held online on the web-portal "Education in Russian language". Participants should register on the "Education in Russian language" portal until March 10, 2021.

After the registration participants will get the access to their profile where the tasks are situated. The contest deadline is April 5, 2021. The results of the olympiad are on April, 30.

For more details please address the "Education in Russian language" portal.

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The online club In Russian helps international students learn Russian
The TSU Pre-courses Department has begun a practical language club In Russian. Faculty teachers organized open lessons on Zoom where international students can meet and communicate with each other and improve their knowledge of the Russian language, which will be useful for them when entering Russian universities and further education.   Online club meetings will be held twice a month. Participants will be offered various topics for discussion: "How many seasons are there in Tomsk?", "Where do dreams come from?", "Where is good to relax in the summer?", and others. Also, repetition of grammatical material is planned for each lesson. Teachers use a variety of educational technologies and resources (Kahoot, Mentimeter, Typeform, and Quizlet), and audio and video materials, which makes meetings not only interesting but productive.   - The first such meeting took place February 16, with 20 participants - from Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Laos, and other countries, - said Lyudmila Dubtsova, dean of the Pre-courses Department. - Separately, it should be noted that the participants from Latin America - El Salvador, Ecuador, and Colombia - woke up for a meeting at 5:30 a.m. After all, our time difference is 12 hours, and classes are held mainly in the evening, Tomsk time - this is more convenient for most teachers and students from other countries. By the way, there were no problems with communication.   In the first lesson, the participants repeated the rules for using the accusative and prepositional cases, discussed the role of foreign languages in the modern world, told each other about the difficulties they face in learning languages, and shared their methods of learning the difficult, but in their opinion, very beautiful, Russian language. Students also noted a few favorite Russian words - "happiness", "sorry", "friends", "family" and, of course, "university".      Anyone can join the meetings of the In Russian club, regardless of which university they do or intend to study at.   You can find out about the dates, times, and topics of meetings of the conversation club In Russian on the website of the Pre-courses Department, and on its pages on VKontakte and Instagram @prep.tsu
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German Consul to support creating a German language center in Tomsk
Bernd Finke, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Novosibirsk, will support the TSU project to create a center for the German language in Tomsk. This was discussed during the visit of the Consul General to TSU and a meeting with representatives of faculties. The center will coordinate organizations that study and promote the German language and culture in Tomsk.   The center will perform a coordinating function and will become a uniting point for all organizations dealing with the German language and culture in Tomsk. The project is timed to coincide with the 120th anniversary of the beginning of teaching German at TSU; it will be implemented by the Faculty of Foreign Languages.   - Please accept my congratulations on the 120th anniversary of studying German at TSU. We are also interested in establishing contacts between TSU and German universities and are ready to assist. In addition, I am very interested in the plans to create a German language center in the city, - said Bernd Finke.   During the visit, he also met with the work of the university's scientific groups, which are implementing joint projects with German scientific and educational organizations.   The Laboratory of Translational Cellular and Molecular Biomedicine under the leadership of Julia Kzhyshkovska (University of Heidelberg, Germany) is engaged in the study of socially significant diseases: oncology and heart disease. Scientists are now focusing on studying immune problems that are relevant in the fight against COVID-19.   TSU materials scientists are conducting joint projects with Germany to improve the efficiency of high-energy materials, materials for extreme conditions, and light alloys. Small businesses from Germany are also involved in the work.   In addition, at the end of 2020, TSU radiophysicists and scientists from the German electron synchrotron center DESY, completed the development and testing of the world's first Compton microscope, which helps research at the subcellular level, that is, to study living, functioning cells without preparing them. This device of a new class based on scattered radiation does not destroy the object of study after its irradiation with an X-ray beam, as happens in transmission X-ray microscopy.
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A TSU student from China got a job at Huawei headquarters
Geng Kexin, a second-year master's student at the TSU Faculty of Philology, is studying in the Russian as a Foreign Language program. In 2020, she submitted a resume to Huawei and, having successfully passed several selection stages, received an invitation to work at the head office. In one of the largest corporations in the world, Geng Kexin will be responsible for sales support and development.   Geng Kexin came from China to Tomsk four years ago. At home, she studied at Shenyang Ligong University (SLU). Since 2010, this university and TSU have had a joint educational program for a double diploma "2 + 2": the first two years of study at SLU and then two years at TSU.      - After completing my bachelor's degree, I decided that I would continue my studies in Russia, at TSU. In my opinion, I am not the best student in the group, but I can say that I always try to become the best. In my bachelor's degree at TSU, I had A's in almost all subjects. And I love the Russian language! In my free time, I read the news in Russian and watch Russian TV serials and programs. All this helps me, - says Geng Kexin.   The selection of applicants at Huawei takes place in several stages. At the first stage, company representatives review the resume. Then comes a group interview - in a group of six to seven candidates, they are asked one question, and after a joint discussion, the group answers. Also, the company representative asks a question to each member of the group. The third stage is an individual interview, during which you talk in detail about yourself, your life, studies, and experience. The fourth stage of selection also takes place in the format of an individual interview, but there are many more questions in it, and they mainly relate to professional topics. The fifth stage is a test to identify the character traits of applicants: company representatives assess their activity, hard work, and degree of responsibility. The final stage is an oral test of English proficiency.   - My impression: there are a lot of competitors, and they are all great! At the interview, I met students from Stanford University, the University of London, and the University of Hong Kong. They are all excellent students. And I think that academic achievements are, of course, important for selection, but your life experience is more important. If you want to work for Huawei, be sure to know something about its culture and history in advance. Huawei gives everyone a chance, everyone can try to get a job there. And of course, I want to work there, - notes Geng Kexin.   Work at Huawei for a TSU student will begin only after graduation, but a contract for future employment is being drawn up now. According to its terms, Geng Kexin will first work in the company’s headquarters in China, and in the future, she will move to Russia, to develop sales in the Russian office of Huawei.
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Vietnam uses TSU developments to ensure safety
TSU has received two patents for programs designed to recognize people in a video stream and in a static state. They were created by scientists at the Faculty of Innovative Technologies. Software products are already used in Vietnam to ensure order and safety in public places and at one of the country's largest seaports, Hai Phong.   - Digital technologies are increasingly being used to maintain order, - explains Vladimir Syryamkin, one of the developers of the program, head of the TSU Department of Quality Management at the Faculty of Technology. -One of these products, a program for recognizing people in a moving stream, recently patented by TSU, is used in Vietnam. This country has a high average population density - about 300 people per km². For comparison, it is 30 times more than Russia’s, which is about 9 people per km². Along with this, Vietnam is a resort country with a large flow of visitors, so it is important to ensure public order.   Semyon Klestov, a senior engineer at the educational laboratory of measuring methods in the Faculty of Innovative Technologies, Nguyen The Khe Kyong, a Ph.D. student from Vietnam, and Professor Vladimir Syryamkin, his supervisor, worked on the development of IT products.   When creating a program that identifies people in motion, scientists had to solve several complex technical problems due to the need to fix faces, process images and identify a person in a moving stream, and do this in real-time. The system must quickly and accurately distinguish the faces of people of different races with an accuracy of at least 90% under any conditions, including at dusk, in the rain, and other conditions. The second program, created at the Faculty of Innovative Technologies, reveals the characteristic features of a person in a static state - size, appearance, and others.   - The programs are based on vision systems and neural network algorithms, which are created and developed by the TSU Faculty of Innovative Technologies, - says Vladimir Syryamkin. - These tools are used by us in robotics and mechatronics, and they help robots and drones to determine the terrain and independently build a route. The new programs are already being used to control public order and to ensure security at a strategic facility in one of Vietnam's largest ports, Hai Phong. Soon, Vietnam Maritime University will be able to use them.
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