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
02.03.2021 Read More
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.
17.02.2021 Read More
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.
17.02.2021 Read More
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.
17.02.2021 Read More
TSU patented a program for document management in Laos
TSU has received a patent for registering software created for the platform of the Ministry of Industry and Science of Laos. The program, developed by scientists at the TSU Faculty of Innovative Technologies, automates document flow in construction, housing and communal services, and agriculture, thereby increasing the efficiency of managing the economy of Laos.   - The priority task that the government wanted to solve with TSU scientists was the need to transfer documents from paper to digital form and automating this process, - says Vladimir Syryamkin, one of the program developers, head of the Department of Quality Management.   Semyon Klestov, senior engineer at the Laboratory for Measurement Methods, Anachak Fonterykhak, a graduate student, and his scientific adviser, Professor Vladimir Syryamkin, created the new product. The software has already been implemented and is used to regulate management in the housing and communal services sector (placement and control of facilities), construction of new facilities (automation of preparation and issuance of passport documentation), control of road conditions, and in other areas.   - Along with this, the new product is used by the government for management in the agricultural sector,- says Vladimir Syryamkin. - For Laos, this is an important area because this country is predominantly agrarian - about 80% of the population is employed in agriculture. The state is focused on providing residents with food products produced in the country, therefore, a lot of attention is paid to agriculture. Our program helps not only to monitor the production of agricultural goods but also provides analytical calculations to forecast, for example, the yield of a particular crop. This helps managers make decisions aimed at improving the efficiency of the industry.   Another area of active interaction between Tomsk State University and Laos is the educational sphere. The contacts established by the TSU Department of International Relations with the Lao side have significantly increased the flow of students who come to the first university in Siberia to receive here the knowledge necessary for the development of the country's economy, IT technologies, and mining. Tomsk State University also helped to organize the training of Lao students in their homeland in technology management and robotics.
17.02.2021 Read More
TSU has good results in the ShanghaiRanking 2020
ShanghaiRanking has released the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. This is one of the most respected rankings in the world. In the Russian segment, TSU has taken a leading position in Earth Sciences (1st-4th place), Metallurgy (3rd place), and Physics (6th place).   In the world segment of the ranking, TSU is in the group 101-150 in metallurgy, and this is the result of many years of work by the university in this area. In the near future, TSU will update the instrument base and some of the new equipment will be purchased at the request of metallurgical scientists.   Ilya Zhukov’s team works in this area, creating light alloys based on aluminum and magnesium; Manzur Ziyatdinov’s group is engaged in high-nitrogen steels; and Vladimir Promakhov is engaged in additive technologies. Research in metallophysics is being carried out by the scientific groups of Professor Victor Gunther and Professor Yuri Chumlyakov.   In the ShanghaiRanking 2020 for academic subjects, TSU showed its traditionally good results in Physics, entering the group 401-500. This is also the result of many years of successful work in world-class projects. TSU staff participates in several experiments at the Large Hadron Collider - ATLAS, TOTEM, and CMS in CERN.   The university is also in the group 401-500 in the Earth Sciences, thanks to research on climate change and the search for new deposits of valuable minerals, non-ferrous and noble metals, coal, and hydrocarbons.
17.07.2020 Read More
Students may apply for participation in TSU joint educational programs
Center for Joint Academic Programs is accepting applications from students for joint educational programs in the spring semester of the 2020/2021 academic year.   Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020.   Attention!   - Only full-time students may take part in the competition   - Students who will be final-year students in the spring semester of the 2020/21 academic year are not eligible to participate in the competition   More information is on the website of the TSU Center for Joint Academic Programs
17.07.2020 Read More
International students run TSU social networks in 5 languages
The University is now giving international students and applicants the opportunity to learn more about the life of TSU and Tomsk, with pages on Instagram and Facebook in Turkish, Indonesian, Arabic, French, and English for the Indian audience.   The idea of international students having pages on social networks in their native languages came up a long time ago, but there was no understanding of how to promote this activity, explains Natalya Zhadovets, head of the Department of Recruiting and Documentation Support of the TSU International Relations Department. Due to the spread of coronavirus and the announcement of the self-isolation regime, many international students found themselves in a difficult financial situation and became interested in the possibility of part-time work, and here the idea of social networks came to be, thanks to the student labor exchange UniProfi.   - Most students were enthusiastic about this type of activity - talking about their university, about their own experience of studying at it, and about Tomsk and local traditions. The pages were created in May, and through them there are already potential applicants who are interested in the conditions for admission, - said Natalya Zhadovets.     The content of the pages is invented by the students themselves. The most popular pages right now are in Indonesian and Arabic. There are already more than 50 and more than 270 subscribers, respectively.   - The plans are still for shooting videos about the life of students in isolation and not in it. So far, we are only at the beginning of the road, but we will gradually develop, - Natalya Zhadovets added.   TSU Instagram page in Arabic   TSU Instagram page in Indonesian   TSU Instagram page in French   TSU Instagram page in Turkish   TSU Instagram for indians   For over 5 years, Tomsk State University has been maintaining official websites and social media pages in English and Chinese, and graduate students at TSU from China have been supporting sites and pages in Chinese.
17.07.2020 Read More