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Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR)

TUSUR is one of the leading engineering universities in Russia, located in the intellectual heart of Russia and Siberia – the city of Tomsk.

TUSUR is a young university, ambitiously striving for leadership and global presence in education and research. 11 thousand students study at our 12 faculties. Relatively small size allows the university to be mobile and quickly adjust to changes becoming stronger and more efficient.

TUSUR was one of the first Russian universities to transform the educational process, introducing project-based learning and enhancing research and innovative components of academic work.

ECTS center established at TUSUR coordinates student exchange and ensures adequate transfer of credits obtained abroad in accordance with standardized international documents.

TUSUR was also the first Russian university to start implementing a complex development model that focuses on entrepreneurship in addition to two traditional university missions, i.e. education and research. In the course of the last decade TUSUR has created a network of innovative companies founded by its alumni. Today this network comprises 125 companies.

In 2004 a student business incubator was established at TUSUR, which gives rise to a dozen of hi-tech start-ups created by university students.

TUSUR constantly expands its global presence by implementing projects of international «technology and knowledge transfer bridges». Today there are several such «bridges», namely California-Tomsk, Toronto-Tomsk, Nuremberg-Tomsk. They offer new opportunities to enter foreign markets with end products of Tomsk enterprises, commercialize R&D products of TUSUR researchers and attract foreign investment.

Since 1998 TUSUR has been providing opportunities for Lifelong Learning (LLL) using distance learning technology, complying with the latest educational market requirements and constantly upgrading. Nowadays there is a Faculty of Distance Learning (FDL) at TUSUR, established as part of the Institute for Innovation. A bigger part of TUSUR student population (over 5000 persons per year) choose distance degree programs, which is the best evaluation of the system implemented at TUSUR and reflects a high quality of its education. The experience accumulated up to date and available opportunities enable TUSUR to develop efficient LLL programs covering the most relevant information technologies, as well as economics and management; to provide standard and advanced training using distance learning technology; to perform corporate university functions for organizations and companies interested in LLL for their staff.

Role in the project

TUSUR will contribute to the project by its expertise in the programs of Industrial Innovation and Engineering, practice-oriented education and developing distance learning courses. A wide network of TUSUR partner organizations and spin-out companies will allow their contribution to the project and information dissemination among them. In particular, TUSUR will provide assistance in elaborating the platform and will develop a part of innovation related courses for the joint degree being a part of the project.