TSU’s International Academic Advisory Board considers plans for 2017

TSU is hosting a meeting of the International Academic Advisory Board - the highest governing body of the University, established after receiving the status of an autonomous institution of higher education in 2014.

The meeting is chaired by Harry Minh, the plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the State Duma, and attended by Lyudmila Ogorodova, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Open Joint Stock Company Gazprombank; Nikolay Sevastyanov, head of the design bureau at Gazprom Space Systems; Yevgeny Choinzonov, director of the Scientific-Research Institute of Oncology SB RAMS, and other members of the International Academic Advisory Board.

The International Academic Advisory Board is considering the Tomsk State University activity report for 2016. In addition, they are discussing three-year plans of the university in 2017, including the development of Strategic Academic Units (StrAUs), TSU participation in the Association of Producers and Users of Educational and Electronic Resources, and other issues.

- Strategic Academic Units are the priority in the development of the University - said Eduard Galazhinskiy, the Rector of TSU. – These are the breakthrough multidisciplinary scientific and educational areas around which the future master's degree and post-graduate institutions should be formed. We conducted the analysis of our potential and targets that exist in the international scientific and educational sphere, defined development priorities, and formed them as StrAUs. And now our task is to concentrate resources on these priorities with the experts and the advice of the International Academic Advisory Board. 

The members of the International Academic Advisory Board also visited the newly bilingual office of Sberbank at TSU.