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8 June 2021

TPU Continues Walking Tours around TPU in June

TPU Continues Walking Tours around TPU in June

The walking tours will be led for all interested people from June 10 to 30. The duration of the walking tours is about 90 minutes. To join the walking tour, it is required to register by phone 8 (3822) 70-56-71. The registration is available from Monday to Thursday, from 08.30 to 17.00 and on Friday until 16.00 (lunch break is from 13.00 to 14.00). The number of participants is limited (up to 10 people per walking tour). All the walking tours will be led in strict compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions. To join the walking tour, it is required to take a passport and a mask.

Tomsk citizens can attend an updated European Quarter walking tour, which will be led not only around the complex of the old TPU academic buildings in downtown Tomsk but also will be led at the territory of the Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant.

“Staff members of the TPU Museum Complex will share the stories about the construction of the historic university campus, a part of which became federal and regional landmarks. During the walking tours, Tomsk citizens will not only walk around the campus but also will visit a gasworks nowadays located at the territory of the Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant. For instance, participants of the walking tours will know who constructed the gasworks, what a gas holder is and why a university needed engineering workshops,” the staff members of the TPU Museum Complex specifies.

Furthermore, all interested people can learn the mysteries of the TPU main building (30, Lenin Avenue). During the walking tour devoted to the university main building, there will be given answers to the questions: why does the university need a safe weighing 2 t, what was supposed to be in the Assembly Hall and why lions are symbols of TPU.


The European Quarter walking tour is on 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 June at 15.00.

The Mysteries of TPU Main Building walking tour is on 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 June at 15.00.


The TPU. Engineers. Stories project coincides with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of TPU.

21 May 2021

TPU Campus Receives Outdoor Library

TPU Campus Receives Outdoor Library

The TPU campus has received a BookCrossing point. It is set up next to the TPU International Culture Center (13v Usov Street) and has already received the first publications. All people willing to read books and not only students and university staff can use a bookcase.

On the 125th anniversary of TPU, Tomsk Electronic Company equipped a bookcase for BookCrossing. The university turns 125 years in the Year of Science and Technology.

“Of course, 125 years is an important date. For the comparison, this year, we turn 21 years, however, we have been cooperating with TPU all this time.

Nowadays, over one third of all the company staff who obtained a higher education is TPU graduates. These are over 180 people, about 80 of them take senior positions. Annually, TPU students pass on-the-job training and a pre-graduation practice at the enterprise. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary, we made a decision to present TPU students a book gift,”

Andrey Shestakov, Director General of Tomsk Electronic Company, says.

“At all times, a wide horizon stands out a good engineer. The TPU Library began to develop together with the university. It became the first university technical library on the territory of Siberia and the Far East. Vladimir Obruchev, an outstanding scientist and geologist, a famous science fiction writer, supervised the work of the Library during the first years of its presence. TPU students always read a lot of literature: professional and fictional. Due to the initiative of our partners, TPU students and Tomsk citizens will have an opportunity to simply and easily exchange favorite books,” Mikhail Solovyov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, notes.

The company plans to occasionally replenish books on the shelves of the outdoor library holding a vote on their social media.