Student Life


23 faculties and educational institutes

165 Master's programmes (including 6 in English)

135 areas and specialties

150 departments, a branch and 38 centres of preuniversity training and vocational guidance in Siberia and Kazakhstan „

17,000 students (8,000 full-time)

Siberian Physical-Technical Institute

Supercomputer “SKIF Cyberia”„

Scientific-educational channel “TV-University”„

Innovation-based technological Business Incubator „

MBA Centre

Institute of Innovations in Education „

Institute of Distance Education „

Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Research Institute of Biology and Biophysics

Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science



43 leading scientific schools

12 centres of multiple access to unique equipment

48 science-based educational centres

38 small-scale innovation enterprises

43 academic schools entered the presidential list of Russian leading scientific schools

22 dissertation councils (all of them doctoral), about 20 Doctors of Science and 100 Candidates of Science dissertations are defended annually

24 academicians and corresponding members of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Academy of Education, Russian Academy of Agricultural Science, 51 Russian State Prize Winners 

About 100 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences and the CIS states, more than 150 State Prize winners, 2 Nobel Prize winners studied and worked at TSU.

The University has more than 500 Doctors and 1,000 Candidates of Sciences, 

Young scientists and students were awarded 29 medals of the Russian Academy of Sciences, over 500 students received medals and diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science

During the last 10 years 4 TSU scientists' teams were awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology, the RF Government Prize in Science and Technology, Russian President Award in the Field of Education 

On Campus

10 museums: Museum of the History of Tomsk State University familiarizes its visitors with the main stages in the University's history; Museum of Archeology and Ethnography demonstrates all aspects of the life of “Tomskovites” for over 140,000 years; Museum of Zoology contains exhibits of 588 bird species including 60% of those entered in the Red Book, more than 150 species of mammals, and a great number of invertebrate animals; Museum of Mineralogy collection includes over 50,000 samples; Museum of Paleontology holdings consist of 7 training and over 100 research collections totalling 2 million catalogued items; Museum of the History of Physics contains over a thousand devices, a very rich archive, and thousands of photos; the Herbarium is rated third in Russia and the first in Siberia, and includes 500,000 plants and 12 thematic research divisions.

The Siberian Botanical Garden occupies 128 hectares and houses a greenhouse complex and an experimental farm. A live plants exposition consists of more than 6,000 species. The staff of Siberian Botanical Garden was awarded the RF Government Prize in the Field of Science and Technology for the establishment of a botanical complex, unique for the northern latitudes of the planet.

TSU's Research Library is the largest in Western Siberia and one of the largest nationally recognized libraries in Russia.

Its collection contains almost 4 million catalogued items

Cultural Centre4 theatres, a jazz-band, an academic choir, a chamber symphony orchestra, a violin ensemble.

Sport Centre: a swimming pool, a playing hall, a fitness room.

... cafeterias, snack and coffee machines, bicycle parking, copy shops, ATMs and MUCH MORE!

The International Student's Guide to the Siberian Athens

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