5 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk universities plan to increase the number of international
students by 10 thousand by 2024 and by 40 thousand by 2030 within the framework
of the Big University project; educational institutions rely not on bachelors,
but on masters and graduate students, TSU Vice-Rector for International Affairs
Artyom Rykun told reporters on Monday.
was reported that the Big University project involves the unification of all
universities and research institutes of Tomsk into a single scientific and
educational consortium with the preservation of the legal autonomy of all
participants. The main goal of the project is to unite the scientific, educational
and infrastructural capabilities of universities for their full-fledged
competition with world university centers.
It was also
reported that, according to the plans of the project's working group, in 2035,
100 thousand students will study at the Big University, 35-40% of whom are
international students (mainly from non-CIS countries).
task is to ensure the quality of education with the explosive growth of
international students. The figure is ambitious – by 2030 they should give plus
40 thousand students in all universities of Tomsk, and by 2024 – plus 10
thousand," Rykun said during a round table on the export of education at
the RIA Tomsk media center.
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that at the same time, universities are planning to "shift the
proportions": "Now we have bachelors dominating. We must ensure that
a significant proportion of students are at higher levels – it is a master's
degree, PHD, postgraduate. In this way we will provide an inflow to our
scientific schools, as well as ensure the training of personnel for Russian
to the representatives of universities participating in the round table, at
present there are 3.2 thousand international students studying at TSU (of which
about 900 are citizens of far abroad), at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) –
about three thousand, at Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) – about 2 thousand international students.
Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building there are about 1.4
thousand international students, at Siberian State Medical University (SSMU) –
about 1.8 thousand.