Rain is no obstacle for interesting events. We are here to tell you what to do on last week of July.


Exotic animals are settled in TSU Botanical Garden. You may see some exotic snakes, spiders, chameleons and lizards in Siberian Botanical Garden till July 11 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. The fees are 300 rubles for adults, 200 rubles for students.


First Museum of Slavic Mythology holds an immersive exhibition of masks “Playing with eternity”. The exhibition is accompanied by music written for it, and that helps fully plunge into the art space. The main showpiece is a mask with many faces, and different textures are imposed on it: greenery, water, fire, metal, concrete. Something stunning and memorable is expected. The fee is 100-200 rubles.


Summer is not summer without music in the open air. On July 3 at 20:00 on the roof of the Museum of Slavic Mythology there is a chill party with harp and guitars. We have music, cozy bean bag chairs and magic atmosphere – that’s all you need. The fee is 350 rubles. To get tickets please write a message here.


Board games fans find their own event too: Kafedra café gains everyone to play games with friends and strangers on July 1 at 19:00. The cost is 100 rubles.


On June 21 Tomsk Philharmonic takes you to “Organ Cruise”. You will hear the melodies of the world famous musicians from all around the Europe and different epochs in the Organ Concert Hall. The tickets cost 300-600 rubles, buy here: http://online.bkz.tomsk.ru/Performance/Details/3456



Hi there! There are few events this week but we still have some


On June 24 there is a reading of the poem “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre. The text will be read by professional actors, so we advise all literature and theater lovers going there on June 24 at 19:00, tickets: 200 rubles: https://tomsk.kassy.ru/events/teatr/2-8273/hall/.


Everyone knows about The Boy Who Lived and can identify the famous soundtrack of Harry Potter within three seconds. But we bet not everyone can say they’ve heard it performed with organ. On June 24 at 19:00 in the Organ Hall of Tomsk Philharmonic you will hear familiar to everyone music by John Williams and Patrick Doyle. The tickets cost 300-600 rubles and can be bought here: http://online.bkz.tomsk.ru/Performance/Details/3552


On June 26 at 16:00 the House of Arts organizes a cultural open air “Out of a suitcase”. Music (jazz, chanson), an exhibition of Tomsk artists, workshops craft market and food court are expected. The entrance is 700 rubles.


On June 27 at 19:00 there will be a contemporary dance performance “Vertical reflection” by the dance team IBdance Company. “Vertical reflection” is not a classical performance with linear narrative, it’s about reasoning on the “reflection” as physical process and concept in psychology and philosophy. It’s about searching your own reflections in others and others’ reflections in yourself, and finding them in places where they’re not expected to be. Seems interesting? Buy tickets! The cost is 500 rubles (https://tomsk.kassy.ru/events/teatr/2-8227/)


The program includes summer, sun, river and games

To become a member you need:

 to be a student of TSU  Have tick bite insurance  fill out an application Deadline for applications June 25

Where: the recreation center of TSU "Harmony" in Kireevsk
When: July 8 - July 15



Warmth, summer, sun, #TomskWeeklyPoster 

Today, TSU Recital Hall offers again to enjoy classical music performed by Institute of Arts and Culture’s teachers. The best part here is free entrance, so don’t miss the chance 

Interesting fact: movies are shot in Tomsk too. Ant the premiere of Tomsk film is already on June 18. The war drama film “Battle System” was made by Tomsk team DoronkinProject and reached the top 7 premieres at Moscow film forum on April 2021. The movie was shot in Tomsk, and more than 500 Tomsk citizens participated in shootings. Besides there will be a music show involving Tomsk dance teams and musicians. When: June 18 at 19:00, June 19 at 16:00. Where: TSU Cultural center. The cost is 300 rubles.

“Aelita” continues showing films “I Hate Summer” (June 17-20 at 19:00) and “Movies in Seven Days” (June 20 at 17:00). You better watch it!

On June 19 you’ll have a great opportunity to spend the Saturday outdoors or maybe even unlock a new location and have a nice meal. Okolitsa village park invites you to the “Pie Party”. There will be some competitions, Russian folk games and, of course, pies. Time: from 12:00 to 14:00. Entrance: 100 rubles.

If would like to stay in the city, you may spend the Saturday by doing some good deeds: on the yard of Tomsk Local Lore Museum there will be the 12th ZOObarakholka. There you may help local homeless animal charities by buying some goods. This event will be like a full festival: music and dance zones, educational and art spaces with lectures and workshops, food court and leisure zones are expected there. Isn’t it pleasant pastime?

Express-course of the Russian language Vacation in Tomsk
The course Vacation in Tomsk will help you to quickly learn Russian   language to the level of everyday communication. The program is aimed at international students who begin and continue to learn the Russian language (A0 - B1 levels).   The course includes 2 stages:   Online format (3 weeks) includes Russian grammar learning. During this time, you will receive a solid grammatical base and overcome the language barrier;  Offline format (3 weeks) implies full immersion in the language environment.   You will practice the knowledge you’ll gain online.   An important part of the course is extracurricular activities: excursions, master classes, speaking clubs, meetings with tutors that will help you to improve communication skills.   Classes are taught by leading experts in teaching Russian as a foreign language.   The express course of the Russian language Vacation in Tomsk is a complete immersion in the language environment and culture of Russia. We provide student’s support 24/7 online and offline - new technologies and methods of communication. And, of course, a unique teaching method and an individual approach to everyone.
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Higher IT School graduates its first bachelors
There are 22 students in the first graduation class of the TSU Higher IT School. 19 of them are citizens of Russia who graduated from the Russian-language version of the program Software Engineering. Three more are international students who studied all four years and defended their graduation theses in English.   Software Engineering in Russian and English is the flagship bachelor's degree program at the Higher IT School of TSU (HITs). It applies the best teaching practices of the world's leading universities (MIT, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon): project-based teaching, flipped classrooms, and others. From the second year, students work closely with partner companies: they undergo internships and participate in real IT projects. Graduates of the program are ready-made developers. Already in the first year, they create their first computer game and move on, mastering Data Science, web development, information security, and much more.   - Our students defended a wide range of works - from analytics and development (front, back, and mobile applications) to new topics for us - DevOps, ML, and MLOps. I remember when one of the attestation commission members began to question a graduate student with a topic about MLOps. This is a new area in software engineering, dedicated to the development of the basic elements of information systems (architectures), which are based on machine learning (ML) models. And the member said: “We are now doing the same and have advanced no farther than this student, - said Oleg Zmeev, TSU Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation, Academic Director of the Higher IT School.   Another graduate work, which attracted special attention, was devoted to working with a video stream in mines, written for a real customer and the conditions of a particular mine - so that workers, as little as possible and in safe conditions, can go down into the mine where the combine picking the rock is working. The harvester there goes along a certain line, and breakdowns occur when it deviates from this line. The HITs graduate's thesis offers a system that monitors such deviations in real-time and informs the operator of potential problems.   There are many disciplines in Software Engineering that help graduates become leaders in their profession. Among the first graduates of HITs are Denis Sharapov and Igor Romin, winner and silver medalist of the National Interuniversity Championship WorldSkills Russia in Web Design and Development, and winners of the Leaders of Digital Transformation competition in 2020.   - We have permanently increased the enrollment, and this time it will almost double - we now have 70 budget places on the program. In addition, this year HITs will have a master's degree program for 14 places. Seven of the defended bachelors said that they would definitely submit documents there, five are still thinking about it, - says Oleg Zmeev.
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The summer school of the Russian language
The summer school of the Russian language for international students and everyone starts! Rus-on-line Open lessons in Russian from teachers of the Faculty of Pre-Courses Department of Tomsk State University. 10 classes on various grammar and spoken topics The summer online school is completed by a master class from the dean of the faculty on a personal statement. Participation is free. Sign up preptsu.com
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TSU students will undergo training at the University of Sheffield
Bachelors students from the Institute of Economics and Management will take part in a 2-week English-language online training at the University of Sheffield (UK) with students from around the world. They will be mentored by Will Nash, Academic Director of the Center for English Studies at the University of Sheffield.   - We are glad to collaborate with IEM TSU. We chose this university, because there are fantastic students and opportunities for collaboration. This course is basic, and we will also involve students from different countries - Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, China, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, and Afghanistan. All of them have different backgrounds, so the more interesting it will be to discuss various issues. We will talk about topics such as business, environment, and international interaction. You will be able to improve your English and your understanding of international processes, and find friends from all over the world, - said Will Nash at an online meeting with students.   All faculty members involved in the course work are at the University of Sheffield. Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be issued.
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