International master’s students completed practice at TESC
Master’s students of the International Management program have completed their externships. Four students from India, Nigeria, and Ghana passed them in the Tomsk Export Support Center (TESC), a long-term reliable partner of the Institute of Economics and Management.   Due to persisting restrictions, the practice was mostly online. Students conducted in-depth marketing research of potential sales markets for a wide range of goods produced by Tomsk companies interested in exporting and entering the markets of India, the United Arab Emirates, and some other countries.   Alexander Belyaev, the director of the TESC, summing up the results of the practice, noted that the students' work was very useful for the center, and of course, will be used to expand the activity of Tomsk exporters in the international market, including when building trajectories of their entry into the markets of new countries.   According to Artyom Korneev, head of practice from TESC, the International Management program’s students showed good professional training, they took a very responsible attitude to the tasks and successfully coped with them, demonstrated a creative approach, the ability to work in an international team and, which is extremely important now, to effectively interact with each other and with practice leaders online.   - Even in the conditions of today's medical restrictions, during my practice, I managed to learn a lot about the work of Tomsk exporters, their export potential. I think that the tasks that we solved during the practice are very useful for me professionally, I will be glad if, thanks to my work, Tomsk companies will be able to find partners in other countries and enter new markets for them, said George Azare from Ghana after the practice.   Sandra Maria Rodriguez from India added that the tasks of the practice were solved together, by the whole team, while two of our team were in India, and two in Tomsk.   - We discussed the best proposals, agreed on methods of searching for information, options for presenting our results. We learned a lot of new things and were able to boost our theoretical knowledge on specific practical cases, - she shared.   Amyt Banerjee from India noted that he enjoyed participating in the real project: "Tomsk companies are very diverse, their products have very good market potential, which, I am sure, will be demanded by international partners. I hope, that I have contributed to this process as well".   - I liked the creative and friendly atmosphere that is characteristic of the Tomsk Export Support Center, and the practice was very useful in a professional sense, it made it possible to better know how the business support infrastructure works in Russia and Tomsk, - said Joshua Babatunde (Nigeria).
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Admission for the Business and Management program is open
The TSU Institute of Economics and Management has started recruiting for the exclusive international parallel bachelor's program Business and Management, offered by TSU and the University of London.   Features of the program:   • world-level education in economics, business, and management • active teaching methods • an opportunity to build a career in international companies • access to materials and online library of TSU and the University of London • University of London summer schools   Requirements for applicants:   a sufficient level of English proficiency, confirmed by a certificate of passing an international test (the term for providing a certificate is up to 08/31/2021):   IELTS (overall score of not less than 6.0 with no band less than 5.5); Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; City & Guilds International ESOL 8984 Mastery award; Pearson Test of English, Academic: overall score of 54 with 54 in Reading and Writing sections; TOEFL iBT: overall score of 87, with at least 21 in Reading and Writing sections and 19 in Speaking and Listening sections; good mathematical knowledge (high marks ("good" and "excellent" in algebra and geometry in the certificate of general secondary education); good academic performance, no academic debts, and no ‘satisfactory’ grades in the last semester.   Cost of education:   The cost of training at TSU is 100,000 rubles per year (duration of study: 3 years).   The current amounts of payments for each stage of study can be found on the website of the University of London    The deadline for submitting applications to TSU is April 30, 2021.
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TSU students received Huawei scholarships
The Huawei Russian Research Institute in Novosibirsk has summed up the results of the scholarship competition at Tomsk State University. Bachelor’s and master’s students of 4 TSU faculties became scholars of the spring semester 2020/21.   - This year we received a large number of applications from students involved in programming: computational linguistics, queuing theory, cloud computing, software engineering, and machine learning. Once again, we were convinced of the high level of the TSU students' training, their skills and competencies, which will undoubtedly help them become professionals in the future, - said Xiao Chunpeng, director of the Huawei Russian Research Institute.   Submission of applications is quite simple, so TSU students have the opportunity to take part in this scholarship program more than once.   The collaboration program between TSU and the Huawei Russian Research Institute in Novosibirsk was signed a year ago. It includes financial support for talented students with an interest in information technology and achievements in programming, and conducting open lectures by the specialists of the center.  
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Information for TSU students planning to return to Russia
Dear students!   Don’t panic and follow the directions below!    Please fill in the form so that we can promptly process the details of your entry into the territory of the Russian Federation and the city of Tomsk.   Currently, by the Directive of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 16, 2020, No. 635-r "On temporarily restricting the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons into the Russian Federation and the temporary suspension of issuance of visas and invitations”, citizens of the countries listed below and persons holding a residence permit or another document confirming the right for permanent residence in these states ARE ALLOWED to enter the Russian Federation THROUGH AIRPORTS OF ENTRY across the state border of the Russian Federation:   - the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   - the United Republic of Tanzania    - the Republic of Turkey    - the Swiss Confederation   - the Arab Republic of Egypt    - the Republic of Maldives   - the United Arab Emirates   - the Republic of Kazakhstan    - the Kyrgyz Republic    - the Republic of Korea   - the Republic of Cuba    - the Republic of Serbia    - Japan   - the Republic of Seychelles    - the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia    - the Socialist Republic of Vietnam    - the Republic of India    - the State of Qatar    - the Republic of Finland    - the Republic of Azerbaijan    - the Republic of Armenia    - the Hellenic Republic (Greece)   - the Republic of Singapore 
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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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