Tomsk State University
|Томский государственный университет
|The Siberian Imperial University (1878 - 1967)|
|Motto||Mens Mundo Aperiens|
|Rector||Dr. Eduard V. Galazhinsky|
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 21 Faculties and Institutes with 151 Departments and about 15,000 students (among them are about 2,000 international students).
|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|
The Research Library
The TSU Research Library was founded in 1880 and originally consisted of numerous private collections donated to the University. It was opened to the public in 1888. It is now the largest university research library in Western Siberia and one of the largest nationally recognized libraries in Russia.
Its collection contains almost 4 million cataloged items, including more than 2 million copies of books utilized by some half million people who borrow 1,350,000 volumes.
The Department of Book Monuments houses the most valuable collection in the library, which contains 100,000 catalogued items. There one finds old handwritten manuscripts; rare Slavic, Western European, and Eastern publications of the 14th to 20th centuries, and 16 book collections which belonged to V.A. Zhoukovsky, A.V. Nikitenko, A.G. Stroganov, and G.N. Potanin’s private library archive.
The TSU Research Library is the first university library in Siberia to use new information technologies for data storage and processing to serve its readers. The information system of the Research Library is based on one of the most reliable library systems, VTLS. The Library was awarded a TEMPUS TACIS Programme Grant to develop its information system. VTLS ensures the automation of all in-house activities and management, such as compiling an electronic catalog of recently acquired literature and creating bibliographic indices. The Research Library is a regional consulting centre on modern library technology use.
Media related to Tomsk State University at Wikimedia Commons
- (English) The official website of Tomsk State University (English) Official website
- (English) TSU Research Library
- (English) TSU International Student Services Centre
- (English) TSU at Coursera
- (Russian) The official website of Tomsk State University (Russian) Official website
- (Russian) “Alma Mater” – Tomsk State University newspaper (in Russian)