Tomsk State Pedagogical University

Tomsk State Pedagogical University is a university in Tomsk, Russia. It is the successor of the Tomsk Teaching Institute founded in July 1902. The University is the oldest professional establishment for training teachers in Siberia. It was opened on the basis of Tomsk Institute of teachers. The foreign languages department started in 1939 as one of the first five departments of the University. Since that time the faculty had two major priorities in its development: training of qualified teaching staff for teaching foreign languages at schools and universities, and scientific investigations in linguistics and methodology of teaching of foreign languages. It was also considered as most valuable university in Russia by the highly appreciated press in USA.


Faculties of Tomsk State Pedagogical University:

  • Faculty of Pedagogy
  • Faculty of Biology and Chemistry
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of History and Philology
  • Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Physical culture and Sport
  • Faculty of Early childhood education and Primary education
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Faculty of Culture and Art

Student Accommodation

The dormitory has a perfect location: grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants with Russian and international cuisine are within walking distance. All city attractions, museums, theaters, historic places are either within walking distance or easy transportation from the dormitory.

The dormitory also is conveniently located in terms of going to and from the airport, either by taxi or via metro.

The dormitory is a corridor-type residential building with shared facilities. One rooms usually accomodates three or four roommates. Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts.

Dormitory facilities:

  • Self-service laundry (in the basement)
  • Shared kitchens (on each floor)
  • Shared bathrooms.

Room facilities:

  • Beds with linens
  • Writing desks
  • Wardrobes/closets
  • Internet connection
  • Cable TV.

Tomsk City

Tomsk is a city in Russia located in the east of Western Siberia, the capital of the Tomsk region. It is a major educational, scientific and innovation center of Siberia.

Tomsk features

The horse, depicted on the emblem of Tomsk, reminds about carrier’s trade that served as a source of income for a large part of the population, and that once Moscow-Siberian road passed through the town.

Tomsk is located on the right bank of the Tom River, about 50 km from the Ob River. The city stands on the border of the taiga: there are thick forests and marshlands to the north, and forests and steppes to the south. The distance to Moscow by road is 3,604 km.

The climate is continental-cyclonic (transitional from the European temperate continental to the Siberian sharply continental). The average temperature in January is minus 17.1 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.7 degrees Celsius.

The city is an important scientific center. There are a lot of businesses that are closely related to science; IT industry is also well developed.

Bogashevo Airport is the main international airport of Tomsk; regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Surgut, Barnaul, Nizhnevartovsk are available.

K-150 “Tomsk”, a Russian nuclear submarine, was named in honor of the city. You can find Tomskaya Street in a number of cities in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

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