Partnership with the leading Pakistan IT-university has good prospects

Tomsk State University is actively involved in the international educational space, expanding the circle of partners in student exchange.

Among them is COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, one of the leading universities in Pakistan. Its students have come to Tomsk for the second time to take part in the TSU International Summer School. TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinsky met with Muhammad Sohayb Anwar, one of COMSATS’s students.

- TSU is undoubtedly one of the best universities in the world, and I am very proud to be here, - said Muhammad Sohayb Anwar at the meeting. - I want to make every effort to explain to a greater number of people in our country that Russia has interesting, reliable partners with whom it would be possible to develop mutually beneficial collaboration.

According to this guest of the University, a visit to Tomsk is also an opportunity for him to learn about Russian and Siberian traditions and to talk about them at home. An introduction to the culture of other countries helps people better understand each other, and students who come to study from abroad are as messengers of peace, contributing to the convergence of countries. Therefore, TSU’s summer schools, regardless of their topic, always have a strong cultural component - familiarity with the Russian language, the city, and cultural customs.

- We hope that this visit will be the beginning of a closer relationship between our universities - said Rector Edward Galazhinsky. - Today, education is becoming global, and we are pleased to contribute to establishing collaboration between our countries.

TSU and COMSATS have good prospects for student exchange, not only in information technologies. The participants of the current summer school have been attracted to such areas as management and business communications. The practice of training students from Pakistan in TSU’s international schools will continue, and moreover, this partner has an interest in our Master’s programmes. For example, Muhammad Sohayb Anwar plans to enroll in a Master's degree programme in management of the newly established at TSU Institute of Economics and Management.