TSU established units of the National Nanotechnology Network: the Research and Education Center (REC) "Nanocluster ", the Centre for Metrological Assurance and Conformity Assessment of Nanotechnology; and nanotechnology products in the direction of functional nanomaterials and high-substance.
There are 5 specialized centers for collective use (CCU).
Research and the training of highly qualified personnel are conducted in collaboration with three university research institutes: Siberian Physical and Technical Institute needs full name , Scientific Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (NII PMM), and Medical Materials and Implants with Shape Memory Research Institute (SRI MM). The majority of work is carried out in the priority areas of critical technologies in the development of science, technology, and engineering in the Russian Federation: nanosystems and materials.
Subjects of the research, design, and technological work performed by the University are powder materials, biocompatible materials, materials for electronics and photonics, composite and ceramic materials, polymers, and catalysts. A full cycle is already implemented or in preparation for all developments: from idea through the stages of research and science and technology commercialization to the production of laboratory samples and low-batch production. It is essential that researchers do not attempt to replicate existing technology. In most cases, success is ensured by fundamental scientific results obtained at that stage of research.
TSU’s information-telecommunication system represents information resources provided by the facility and technologies operational access, storage, updates and protection of information.
The information-telecommunication infrastructure of the University combines educational and research departments, the TSU Scientific Library information system, the centers for collective use, outlying divisions of TSU, and the information systems departments of the University and its partners.
In 2004, under the federal target program "Development of a common educational environment" , Teleport – the largest space complex beyond the Urals to provide satellite communications services – was constructed at TSU.
At the moment, research in biotechnology, molecular biology, ecology, biosafety, soil science, geology, geoscience, environmental management, environmental economics, environmental law, geoinformatics, and ecology is being implemented in collaboration with many research institutions in Russia and abroad.
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TSU began personnel training and research for military-industrial complex high-tech enterprises in 1932, when world-class scientific and pedagogical schools of ballistics, combustion theory, astronomy and astrometry, and other related fields were formed. TSU graduates head many leading scientific and industrial Russia organizations in this field.
Introduction of mathematical and physical methods in modeling design and developing new technology are one of the major focuses, especially during recent years, because of the presence at TSU of one of the fastest supercomputers in the country, SKIF Cyberia.
Currently, TSU has developed mathematical methods and software for simulating gas-dynamic, heat-mass exchange and strength processes of missile and space systems and solutions for armor ballistics problems. Over 100 computer programs are implemented and used in the country’s design engineering bureaus and research institutes. Facilities for study of non-traditional high-speed propulsion systems, which obtained a speed of 2 to 8 kilometers per second, have been developed. TSU has no peers in the country in the complexity of taking experimental and theoretical research into the field of high-speed throwers of various types.
TSU developed the scientific and technical base for the creation of a new class of high-energy nanocomposites with advanced efficiency and capacity for deep control of the main ballistic specifications, along with environmentally friendly products of combustion for the propulsion of spacecraft and gas generators for various applications.
This priority area combines fundamental and applied research in the field of cognitive science and anthropology, economics and management, philosophy and cultural studies, philology and history, personality psychology, and sociology, social work and law. TSU has a strong tradition of humanitarian interdisciplinary innovative research at the Tomsk Centre for Advanced Studies (CASE).
The main areas of this work are: cognitive research; complex research and forecasting of socioeconomic, geopolitical, and sociocultural development of the Siberian region in the Russian and global contexts; study of national language identity, literature and art; intercultural communication and management; human capital development in the formation of Russia’s "new economy"; personal socialization; and others.