TSU Faculty of Physics professors recently participated in a Russian-Chinese forum on theoretical physics. This event is a step in developing relationships between TSU and Jilin University, China. The next step is a joint bachelor’s program on theoretical physics that will open in 2022.
The collaboration between TSU and Jilin University began about five years ago. The Chinese university had already had a joint program with Tomsk Polytechnic University, and some students from the program wanted to study theoretical physics in-depth at TSU.
“The University of Tomsk” (previous name: Big Tomsk University) is a collaboration project between the universities in Tomsk that involves consolidating resources and exchanging experience while preserving the autonomy of each university.
Jilin University is located in Changchun, Jilin Province, in northeast China. It ranks 6th among the universities in China and one of the five best universities in physics. There are over 70,000 students and 6,000 teachers.
The new joint program between TSU and Jilin University will have a “2+2” format, which means that students from China will come to TSU in their third and fourth year of studies.