Dear friends! 

We invite you to take part in The eco-ethnographic festival in the countryside village 'Okolitsa'. 

We are meeting at 11 am near the Parus entrance and then we go to the bus station! 

If you want to join us, write Sasha -

Dear students!

We invite you to join the celebration of the Day of Russia – June 12. This is an official day off, so you can postpone important things for a little while and visit city events. 

It was the day in 1990 that the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the RSFSR was adopted; it played an important role in the dissolution of the USSR. On the same day in 1991, the first president of the Russian Federation was elected. Many Russians call this holiday the Day of Independence of Russia.

Dear friend, Tomsk Art Museum invites you to a special event for foreign students. 

Excursion «Russian Village in pictorial art» (30 min) + Master-class (30 min): Mezen painting, Zhostovo painting, Gzhel painting, Khokhloma painting.
When: June, 8 at 2pm

Excursion — 500 rub. (group) Master-class — 150 rub (each person) 

If you want to join us, please write to Таня Хайдукова

Would you like to plunge into the world of Marvel and remember how it all began?

You can join us on Sunday, May 19th, to watch the “Capitan America: The First Avenger (2011)" movie, and spend a good time with us and make new friends as well. Tea and snacks are waiting for you.

When: On Sunday, May 19th, at 6 p.m.
Where: 10th floor of "Parus"

P.S. If you are not living in" Парус", but want to join us — just write to contact person: Oybek Mamazakirov. 

Students from Vietnam attend the TSU intensive Russian language course
Summer School 2019, organized by the University for teenagers from Vietnam, was the fourth annual one. The participants are pupils of the Tran Phu High School (Haiphong), which specializes in teaching Russian for high school students. At TSU, the students improve their knowledge of Russian. Many of them then become students of Tomsk State University.   It is possible to enter Tran Phu only by competition, which means that potential TSU applicants are highly prepared and motivated to receive higher education. They study Russian from the 10th to 12th grades, and, moreover, it is the only foreign language in this period of study.   - These are children focused on admission to Russian universities. We signed a collaborative agreement with this school in 2015. We also send our teachers to Vietnam. Starting this year, we will send Tatyana Kuryanova, a master’s student of the program Russian as a Foreign Language, to teaching practice in Haiphong, -says Svetlana Fashchanova, associate professor of the Department of the Russian Language at the Faculty of Philology.   During the Summer School, which is going on now and lasts from two to three weeks, the students study Russian every day for four hours with the TSU teachers. They not only learn Russian but also get to know the city and the university. By tradition, the school combines a tight training schedule and a rich cultural program that also meets the educational objectives of the course: excursions, master classes in making Russian national toys and painting spoons, and much more. One of the most remarkable excursions this year was a trip to the Semiluzhensky stockade.     - This year 11 people came to us. All of them are classmates, they moved to the 11th form, and they have studied Russian for only one year. But they already have a very decent level - they understand the main part of speech. However, Vietnamese teachers cannot explain all the characteristics of the Russian language and culture. This is especially true of country study, and we are focusing on this when preparing the summer school program. We are telling them about the history of Russia and Siberia - in particular, about our famous compatriots, - adds Svetlana Fashchanova.   During their stay in Tomsk, the Vietnam students also visit the TSU faculties - this helps them to choose where they will continue their education. This year there was a request to show the Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Journalism, the Institute of Economics and Management, and the Higher IT School (HITS).   Most graduates of summer schools choose TSU for future higher education. For example, 20 graduates of the special school named after Tran Phu are now studying in TSU’s undergraduate programs.  
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Master's theses were defended at the IEM
Students have defended their master's theses at the Institute of Economics and Management. Almost 100 people from Russia, China, Laos, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan will receive Master's diplomas. This year, they dedicated their work to knowledge management, lean manufacturing, market introduction of an import substitution product, business modeling, franchising, improved marketing management, and other topical issues of economics and management.     Chen Meiyin from China, a Master’s student in the program Management, defended her thesis “Marketing Strategy for the Entry of a Russian B2B E-commerce Company into the Chinese Market”.   - After graduation, I want to find a job in the B2B sphere, so I was interested in exploring this topic. In addition, this year I had an internship at (a B2B online platform for small and medium-sized businesses, where entities can conduct transactions without any complicated documents, for example, an electronic digital signature or bank guarantee) and during Internship found that has problems with entering the Chinese market. Therefore, I decided to analyze in detail the marketing strategy of a Russian B2B e-commerce company in the Chinese market, - said Chen Meiyin.   As a result of the analysis, it became clear that the Russian B2B e-commerce platform could attract Chinese buyers and suppliers. However, in China there are some features that need attention.   - The level of English proficiency in China is below average, so Russian platforms find it difficult to enter the Chinese B2B market using only the English website. Further, people in China are more accustomed to chatting via Wechat or QQ than by email. They do not trust a site if it is not found in Baidu. In the future, when entering the Chinese market, this information will help to adjust its strategy, - the Master’s graduate said.   Sayabut Amphaivanh from Laos dedicated his work to the study of quality management in the hospitality industry in the city of Vientiane (Laos):   - My dissertation is devoted to the issues of hospitality and can serve as a guide for those who plan to conduct hotel business. The study focuses on the weaknesses of services, in particular, insufficient skills and qualifications of employees. This is due to the lack of a sufficient labor force with appropriate qualifications for the rapidly developing tourist market of Vientiane.   Sayabut surveyed about 100 respondents to find out the preferences of tourists. The analysis showed that the most important criterion for them is service, followed by the quality of food provided and the availability of entertainment.   - For success, a hotel in Vientiane should focus primarily on the quality of service. And this speaks to the need to transform the existing strategy in hospitality, said the Master’s graduate.   Ksenia Novosad defended in Finance and Credit:   - Today there is a global problem of waste disposal. Obviously, it can be resolved to a large extent with the participation of the government. I consider the situation on the example of a small rural settlement in the village of Krasny Yar and offer three options. The most profitable of them is a concession agreement between the administration of the settlement and the enterprise, which is engaged in sawmilling - said Ksenia.   The author of the work proposed a full-fledged plan for solving the problem; the administration of the Krasnoyarsk rural settlement has already read it.   -In addition to the economic justification, we have proposed a schedule for implementation with all deadlines, ranging from analyzing the supplier market and analyzing the internal capabilities and resources of the enterprise, to commissioning and purchasing equipment, - said Ksenia.
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TSU entered group 101-150 of the ShanghaiRanking in Metallurgy
The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019. TSU entered the group 101-150 in Metallurgical Engineering; in addition, it is included in the ranking in Physics (401-500) for the third time and for the second time it is included in Earth Sciences (401-500).   - The classical university is traditionally strong in engineering and technical disciplines, because the TSU ecosystem itself is geared towards the development of interdisciplinarity, breakthrough areas of science, and interaction with industrial partners. Developments of TSU scientists in biomedicine, materials science, and physics are carried out also in international collaborations and are known all over the world, - noted Eduard Galazhinskiy, TSU Rector.   For example, now a TSU team of scientists led by Professor Victor Günther creates medical materials and implants with shape memory - biocompatible alloys whose behavior corresponds to the behavior of biological tissues. In addition, scientists from the Laboratory of Physics of High-Strength Crystals SPhTI TSU created a new alloy with shape memory. It is able to compete with alloys of titanium nickelide, which is the most popular and sought-after compound, on the basis of which medical instruments, implants, actuators, thermal sensors, and other structures are created. All these developments are in demand in surgery, oncology, dentistry, aviation, aerospace, automotive, and robotics.   In the ShanghaiRanking 2019, TSU entered the group 401-500, having traditionally shown good results in physics because of many years of successful work in world-class projects. TSU is the only representative of Russia in the TOTEM collaboration and a full member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN. Now TSU scientists in collaboration with the German national synchrotron center DESY (Hamburg) are creating a microscope for studying biological objects, and the first tests of the device have been successful.   The group 401-500 is also located in Earth Science, including through environmental research under the guidance of Oleg Pokrovsky, a leading scientist in landscape biogeochemistry.   In 2019, more than 1,700 universities from 86 countries are represented in the ShanghaiRanking. The best educational institutions are selected on the basis of five criteria: productivity of scientific activity; citation index normalized by thematic categories; international collaboration; number of materials published by the institution in the best journals; and scientific awards. Universities are ranked in 54 subjects in engineering, and life, natural, medical, and social sciences. At the same time, experts take into account only the highest achievements of universities presented in the best scientific journals. Bibliometric data are taken from the Web of Science and InCites databases.
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3 students from China with double degrees chose a TSU master’s program
Ten students who came from China to study at Tomsk State University in the double degree program with Shenyang Polytechnic University received bachelor's degrees in philology in June. Three of them chose a master’s program of the TSU Faculty of Philology to continue their studies.   This is a significant result, notes Svetlana Fashchanova, associate professor at the Russian Language Department of the Faculty of Philology. Usually graduates try to continue their studies at universities in Moscow or Saint Petersburg.   - Perhaps one of the reasons for choosing TSU as the university for their master’s work was the university’s increased positions in the rankings, and the high ranking (group 100-150) in the Modern Languages area in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In addition, in recent years, the support of the social life of international students has noticeably improved, thanks to the International Student Services Center of the TSU International Division, which affects the quality of their life in Tomsk, - says Svetlana Fashchanova.     TSU has implemented a joint program with Shenyang Polytechnic University since 2010. Under the program, students from China study for the first two years at their university and come to TSU for the third and fourth years. At the end of their undergraduate studies, they receive two diplomas - Chinese and Russian.   The first graduation of such students was in 2012, when 12 graduates received diplomas in the philology specialty. In total, 86 philologists with double diplomas have graduated during the program.   Since last year, two chemists, four programmers, and one economist are studying at TSU under the double degree program with Shenyang Polytechnic University.
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