Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-electronics

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Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Томский государственный университет систем управления и радиоэлектроники
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Established 1962
Rector Yury A. Shurygin
Academic staff 970
Students 11,000
Location Tomsk, Russia

Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (Russian: Томский государственный университет систем управления и радиоэлектроники, abbreviated as TUSUR) is a public university in Tomsk, Russia.

Founded in 1962, TUSUR University was formed when two faculties, the Faculty of Radio Engineering and the Faculty of Electric Radio Control, split from Tomsk Polytechnic University to create a new educational institution.

The mission of TUSUR as an entrepreneurial research university is “to create cultural, educational, research and innovative environment, ensuring achievement of success by alumni whose labor and knowledge guarantee that high technologies serve the country, society and the world”.

TUSUR is recognized nationally as one of the leading engineering universities[1] in Russia. It carries out extensive basic and applied research in the area of its expertise and maintains close links to the industry, making it one of the highest-performing research universities[2] in the country.


TUSUR was founded as Tomsk Institute of Radioelectronics and Electronic Engineering in April 1962. Its goal was to train engineers and researchers for the booming radioelectronic, missile and space industries.

In 1993 the Institute obtained the status of a state academy and in 1997 – that of a university, adopting its modern name.

In 2006 TUSUR University won the competition among higher professional education institutions to implement innovative education program within the national priority project “Education”. In 2012 the university was selected to implement its program for strategic development in 2012—2016.


TUSUR University offers over 70 degree programs through its 13 faculties:

TUSUR University has an extensive distance learning network, over half of its student population pursuing degree programs either through its correspondence school or using web-based technologies.

Project-based learning is an actively developing teaching method in the university, used to expand and supplement the traditional lecture-based educational process.


Priority lines of research at TUSUR:

  • Nanoelectronics – microwave nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and nanophotonics, plasma emission electronics, electronic components
  • Radio and telecommunications systems – radiolocation, television, radio communication and radiometry systems, pulse and radio-frequency measurements, intelligent control systems, information security
  • Intelligent power electronicsspace technology control and ground testing systems, energy-saving power transmission, distribution and management systems
  • Innovations – process management in development of new high-tech products
  • Robotics

TUSUR is one of the few universities in Russia to have its own robot soccer team competing in the RoboCup championship.

International affairs[edit]

TUSUR University ranks sixth among Russian universities by percentage of international students enrolled in its degree programs.[3]

The university employs the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which encourages free movement of students and simplifies international recognition of degrees obtained at TUSUR.

The university is a member of the CDIO Initiative - one of the five Russian universities to have joined the MIT-based educational framework.[4]

TUSUR runs joint academic programs with partner universities and institutions based in the US, Japan, France and Taiwan.


TUSUR University maintains close links to its alumni and spin-out companies, which form an integral part of the UNIC.

The UNIC is a cluster of organizations associated with TUSUR and incorporated into its business-support infrastructure. The UNIC includes some 130 high-tech companies founded by the TUSUR alumni, 5 research institutes, 48 research laboratories, 26 student design bureaus, engineering center, technology park, student business incubator.

In 2013 an MIT/Skoltech research named TUSUR University one of the top nine international universities “having created/supported highly effective technology innovation ecosystems despite a challenging environment”.[5]


TUSUR University has active basketball, volleyball, soccer, boxing clubs and many more.

The University’s rowing team is one of the strongest in Russia, its students being regular members of the Russian National Rowing Team and representing the country at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The powerlifting club at TUSUR has trained several national and world champions.

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Coordinates: 56°28′27″N 84°57′00″E / 56.47417°N 84.95000°E / 56.47417; 84.95000