Following the International Academic Advisory Board’s recommendation, TSU created the Excellence Support Unit in 2014. To serve the internationalization goals of the campus, the ESU aspires to:
- Be a catalyst for campus-wide internationalization that demonstrably links to the strategic plan of the University.
- Make available internationalization programs and services for international scientists that measurably contribute to the strategic goals of TSU.
- Meet the unique needs of international scientists and integrate them into campus life, to maximize reciprocal benefits from their participation in TSU community.
Our mission is to promote the University’s goals by creating and supporting a stable community of international scientists loyal to TSU. The ESU’s goals are to provide services that enhance the quality of international scientists’ intercultural experience, and contribute to TSU’s internationalization and visibility around the world. We are working on the basis of an individual approach to every partner.
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- We cooperate with TSU International Academic Advisory Board, an advisory body responsible for giving recommendations on issues relating to the University’s internationalization in the areas of education, science, and innovation. The main goal of the Board’s work is to assist in solving the urgent issues related to the goals and objectives of the University’s strategic development. The ESU organizes the annual Board meetings, and cooperation between Board experts and TSU scientific groups (internal and external communications); and facilitates Board experts’ recommendations implementation on general and local TSU policies
- We contribute to international scientists’ and lecturers’ employment at TSU. Our Selection Committee operates on the basis of Russian Federation labor legislation. The Selection Committee receives special applications from TSU laboratories and faculties. Such application includes the information about prospective international candidate and his/her responsibilities as a TSU employee. If an application is approved, we assist the employment procedure: open special salary account, translate all necessary documents, and complete forms including the employment contract. In addition, we consult successful candidates on a wide range of questions (Russian Federation legislation, taxation, business trips to Russia, visa support, accommodation in Tomsk, etc.). We also monitor the efficiency index of our international employees.
- We initiated the TSU Visiting Professor Programme in 2014. We recruit and involve international academic staff and experts for conducting different types of work in TSU subdivisions. These activities are aimed to enhance research and professional competencies of TSU students and academic staff, and to promote international academic exchanges and scientific cooperation. The following are entitled to participate in the Visiting Professor Programme: highly qualified experts and specialists not affiliated at TSU but expressing their interest in making a contribution to TSU’s development as well as in its educational research and innovation activities.
- We supervise the TSU Postdoctoral Programme. We recruit Russian and international postdocs in accordance to the needs of TSU laboratories, and assists them from the beginning (visa support, arrival and accommodation, employment support, etc.).
- We support organization of international events at TSU.
- We support and carefully maintain our collaboration with networks and partners, such as: INTERACT; NEON; PEEX; Kew; CALM; ITEX; SAON; UArctic; IPA; Indian Society of High-energy Materials (HEMS); European Metallurgical Cluster (EUREKA); The Foundation for Siberian Cultures; ASEEES; Europeana; EASA; ICOFOM; MAPRYAL; Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska (US); University of Georgetown (US); University of California (US); Princeton University (US); Observatory Midi-Pyrénées (France); Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences; National Institute of Polar Research (Japan); Brunel University (UK); University of Edinburgh (UK); New Jersey Institute of Technology (US); The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Germany); European Space Agency (Belgium); Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (France); Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy); National Centre for Scientific Research (France); Paris Institute of Political Science (France); Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Max Plank Institute of Social Antropology (Germany); University of Hamburg (Germany); Tohoku University (Japan); Hokkaido University (Japan); Universitas Nicolai Copernici in Torun (Poland); Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland); Plovdiv University (Bulgaria); Sophia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria); University of Pecs (Hungary); Shenyang Polytechnic University (Сhina); State Khovd University (Mongolia); University of California, Berkeley (US); University of California, Los Angeles (US); Princeton University (US); University of Graz (Austria); Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany); Univeristy “L’Orientale’ (Italy); Roma University La Sapienza (Italy); University of Copenhagen (Denmark)