Tomsk State University

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Tomsk State University
Томский государственный университет
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Former names
The Siberian Imperial University (1878 - 1967)
Motto Mens Mundo Aperiens
Established 1878
President Georgy V. Mayer
Rector Dr. Eduard V. Galazhinsky
Academic staff
Students 8,565
Undergraduates 5,568
Postgraduates 2,997
Location Tomsk, Russia
Coordinates: 56°28′10″N 84°56′51″E / 56.4694°N 84.9475°E / 56.4694; 84.9475

Tomsk State University, TSU (Russian: Томский государственный университет; full official name: Leading National Research Tomsk State University) is a public research university located in Siberia, Russia. It was founded in 1880 in Tomsk, Russia, and is the oldest university in Russian Asia (in Siberia).

TSU opened in 1888 with only one department, the medical faculty, which separated in 1930, now forming the Siberian State Medical University.

At present, there are 23 departments with 23,000 students. TSU is one of the Russian-39, which marks it as an official National Research University (since 2010) and a top-15 Russian Leading universities (since July, 2013).

Main building
The Research Library


Department of Founded in
Mechanics and Mathematics 1948
Physics 1948
Radiophysics 1953
Physics and Engineering 1963
Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics 1970
Computer Studies 1986
Biology and Soil Science 1932
Geology and Geography 1933
Chemistry 1932
International Department of Agriculture and Ecology 1994
History 1917
Philology 1917
Philosophy 1987
Foreign Languages 1995
Arts and Culture 1994
Economics 1963
Law School 1897
Psychology 1997
International Department of Management 1992
Business School 1991
Military Education 1926
Journalism 2004

The Research Library[edit]

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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