This year TSU will launch a new Master's programme Study of Siberia and the Arctic, which has no direct analogs in Russia. Its aim is to train professional researchers of the region.
For many years TSU has been engaged in the study of the landscapes of Siberia, including the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, which are a convenient platform for the study of climate change and human impact. Even today, Western Siberia is faced with powerful changes in the natural environment, which the other northern regions of the world will face in the near future, and the need for specialists with a wide range of knowledge about the region will definitely increase.
The programme includes more than 20 courses, including telmatology, hydrology, climatology, research methods of natural environments, and management of research stations. At first, students will learn about Siberia and the Arctic from the geographical point of view; some further courses are aimed at research methods of the biological, physical, and chemical properties of natural environments. Students can also choose an engineering, teaching, and even humanitarian specialization. In addition, from the beginning, students will be engaged in scientific research and their practice will be held at TSU research stations in the floodplain of the River Ob and in the Altai and Yamal.
Some courses will be read by world-known scientists and international experts. Among them are Terry Callaghan, Professor at TSU and the University of Sheffield, who has worked for more than 40 years in Arctic ecology; Vladimir Romanovsky, Vice President of the International Permafrost Association; and Piotr Glowacki, the polar explorer from the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The Master's programme Study of Siberia and the Arctic is being implemented by the StrAU Trans-Siberian Scientific Way: Siberian Institute of the Future, and the TSU Centre of Excellence BioClimLand.Acceptance of the documents is until August 10.