World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




National Research Tomsk State University (TSU)

Mens Mundo Aperiens

Year of foundation: 1878

Location: Tomsk 

Total students: 16,000 / International students: 2,294

Faculties: 20 / Departments: 145

Faculty: 1,116

Rector: Eduard Galazhinskiy


For almost 140 years, TSU has been producing Russia’s scientific and managerial elite, combining education and fundamental research. It has created an English-speaking environment, and now students, postgraduate students, and postdocs from 50 countries are studying at TSU. To enhance competitiveness, TSU has developed four Strategic Academic Units (StrAUs): interdisciplinary Master’s and postgraduate institutes supported by a broad Bachelor’s programme in which their projects are placed based on the integration of research (laboratories and Сentres of Excellence), innovation (innovation ecosystems) and education (management of educational programmes).

TSU has concluded more than 300 collaboration agreements with leading research, education, and hi-tech institutions and companies, among them Canadian Mountain Network, USA NEON and Arctic INTERACT, ATLAS (CERN), and UArctic. TSU is also the organizer of SecNet, a new international consortium created to understand and predict socially significant changes in Siberia in a global context.


  • Smart Materials and Technologies
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Biomedicine
  • Environmental 
  • Management and Biological Systems
  • Economics and Management
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
  • ͛Modern Art Practices
  • Information and Telecommunication and Supercomputer Technologies


  • Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
  • Information, Telecommunication and Supercomputer Technologies
  • Satellite and Missile System Design
  • High Technologies in Medicine
  • Social Sciences
International collaboration and partnerships
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • University of Durham (UK)
  • University of Malaya (Malaysia)
  • Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) 
  • The University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
  • Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • The University of Lille (France)
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
  • University of Pattimura (Indonesia)
  • National Physical Laboratory (UK) 
  • University of Wroclaw (Poland)
  • ParisTech (France)
  • The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)

Distinguished alumni

  • Andrey Krasin, Soviet physicist, one of the founders of the world's first nuclear power plant in Obninsk
  • Anton Golotsutskov, Russian gymnast, Honored Master of Sports, two-time bronze medalist in the 2008Olympic Games
  • Ekaterina Stolyarova, Russian athlete, member of the Russian Olympic team in freestyle at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
  • Edison Denisov, distinguished Russian composer