Nanyang Technological University students came to TSU for the fourth time for intensive Russian language learning at the Faculty of Philology. This time they visited Siberia in the winter and studied the Russian language and culture for three weeks.
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is a world-leading university, ranked 11th in the QS World University Rankings. In 2016, a memorandum of understanding between TSU and Nanyang Technological University was concluded, and this winter the fourth intensive Russian language school was held in Tomsk.
TSU teachers are convinced that the language should be studied in parallel with culture, so students also visited the museums of Tomsk and TSU, Cossack Ostrog, the Botanical Garden, and the TSU Research Library, and went to the December Evenings concert of the Institute of Arts and Culture. Students liked the workshops on painting nesting dolls, Russian dance, and folk costumes.
Since 2016, students from Singapore came to the Aktru Summer School twice. They studied the unique natural area of the Altai Mountains, and the lifestyle and adaptation of the population in a rapidly changing climate.