Tomsk State University
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Томский государственный университет
The Siberian Imperial University (1878 - 1917)
|Motto||Mens Mundo Aperiens|
|Rector||Dr. Eduard V. Galazhinsky|
36 Lenin Ave., Tomsk, Russia|
Tomsk State University, TSU (Russian: Томский государственный университет; full official name: Tomsk State University) is a public research university located in Siberia, Russia. On May 28, 1878, Emperor Alexander II signed a decree on the establishment of the first and only higher education institution in the vast expanses from the Russian Urals to the Pacific Ocean – the Siberian Imperial University in Tomsk, Russia.
TSU was opened in 1888. The first classes for the first 72 students began on September 1, 1888 at the single, Medical Faculty. Classes were given by eight professors, aided by seven assistants and laboratory technicians. Professor Nikolai Gezekhus was appointed the first rector of the University.
At present, there are 23 Faculties and Institutes with 151 Departments and about 23,000 students (among them are about 2,000 international students).
The University's pride is its Scientific Library (4 million copies, the rare book museum) and the Siberian Botanical Garden.
|Faculty of||Founded in|
|Mechanics and Mathematics||1948|
|Physics and Engineering||1963|
|Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics||1970|
|Geology and Geography||1933|
|Institute of Law||1897|
|Institute of Economics and Management||2016|
|Institute of Arts and Culture||1994|
Strategic Academic Units
StrAUs are Strategic Academic Units that focused on the study of the transformation taking place with the man, society, and the natural and man-made environment.
TSU has 4 StrAUs, Institute of Biomedicine, Institute of the Human of the Digital Era, Institute of Smart Materials and Technology and Siberian Institute of the Future.
The Research Library
The Research Library and Tomsk State University were opened in the same year, 1888. The founder of the library was Vasily Florinskiy – physician and writer, organizer of Tomsk University. Both Tomsk State University and the Research Library was given a status of a Particularly Valuable Object of the Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of the Russian Federation. In 2016 The Library contained 3.8 million depositary units, including over 124,000 manuscripts and rare books.
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