TOMSK, Nov 25 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University (TSU) in 2020 recorded the interest of students and applicants from the USA and Europe in their online programs; in particular, American students were attracted by psychology programs, TSU Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Evgeny Lukov.
“This year we (at TSU) have applicants from the USA, Europe and Asian countries who asked to be included in our online programs, in particular for the program in psychology, led by Julia Kovas. It is difficult to say why exactly our university aroused interest. So far we are only fixing it and plan to get feedback from students", - Lukov said at a press conference dedicated to the #EdCrunch international conference.
According to him, thanks to the development of technology, education around the world has become very accessible today. The guests of the #EdCrunch conference, which will be held on the basis of TSU on December 2-4, will talk about these new trends. More than 1000 people from 15 countries have already registered.
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As Lukov noted, it is very difficult to create a leading program somewhere in the outback. TSU, according to him, has increased its professional reputation on the world educational scene over the past 5-7 years, including through conferences, grants, the creation of educational centers. "Such conferences (like #EdCrunch) are a way to show that Tomsk was not chosen by the world community in vain", - he said.
Earlier it was reported that the #EdCrunch conference will be held at TSU on December 2-4. At it experts from Russia and other countries, in particular Australia, Indonesia and the USA, will discuss new technologies in training. The main focus will be on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in education. TSU already has a lot of groundwork in this area. In particular, the university has laboratories for working with big data. This explains the attention of partners to the conference.
The #EdCrunch conference will be held only in online format, anyone can become a listener. To participate, one need to register on the event website, where more detailed information about the program can be found.