Delegation of the Embassy of India visited Tomsk State University

A delegation of the Embassy of India that included Azeez Sameer, Councilor (Defense Technologies) and Jos Robert, Attaché (Education) recently visited Tomsk State University. The purpose of the visit was to learn about TSU and the scientific potential of Tomsk and to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

The delegation's visit began with a meeting attended by Alexander Vorozhtsov, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, and representatives of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering and the Faculty of Radiophysics.

“India is interested in strengthening scientific and technical collaboration at the level of universities, and the purpose of the visit is to introduce partners from our countries for mutually beneficial collaboration,” said Alexander Vorozhtsov.

The delegation learned about the scientific and technical potential of TSU. The diplomats visited the Laboratory of Laser Molecular Imaging and Machine Learning, the Laboratory of Linguistic Anthropology, and the Siberian Botanical Garden. They also met with Indian students.

“We have specified potential areas of cooperation in the manufacturing of nanocomposites, development of antibacterial materials and paints, lidars for detection of explosive and narcotic substances, and so on,” Alexander Vorozhtsov emphasized. “In addition, our Indian colleagues were especially interested in the Raman spectrometer during their visit to the Laboratory of Laser Molecular Imaging and Machine Learning.”

Alexander Vorozhtsov noted that Azeez Sameer agreed to join the organizing committee of the HEMs-2024 conference (TSU co-organizes this conference). The partners of the international workshop are the JSC Federal Research & Production Center Altai and the Laboratory of High Energy Materials (Pune, India). This year's conference will be held at TSU in September.

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TSU currently is collaborating with 18 educational partners from the Republic of India. The main areas are organization of scientific and educational events, scientific exchange, and implementation of research projects. There are about 20 students from India studying at TSU, and the most popular program is Software Engineering (Higher IT School).