TSU programs will train industrial partners in Algeria

Evgeny Lukov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, and the Institute of Distance Education of TSU visited Algeria in December 2023. They discussed with representatives of the Algerian branch of Gazprom International Ltd. the practical challenges of training and educating local personnel in TSU programs.

“The Institute of Distance Education has a great deal of experience in designing programs for the needs of industrial partners. In addition, the units of TSU and the University of Tomsk are ready to present their programs for advanced training of specialists in French,” said Mr. Lukov. “At the first meeting we presented programs on data science, machine learning, oil and gas product analysis, psychology of business communications, HR management, international business management, and more.”

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According to Anastasia Evseeva, director of the Center for Corporate Training and Development of Additional Educational Programs, the IT programs are in demand.

The TSU delegation also visited the National Agency for the Valorization of Hydrocarbon Resources (ALNAFT), the Russian Embassy in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, and National Agency for the Valorization of the Results of Research and Technological Development.

National Agency for the Valorization of the Results of Research and Technological Development is interested in several areas — AI and Big Data, food security, agriculture, and green economy. It is possible to establish international scientific collaboration in these areas, in particular, to launch a Russian-Algerian business incubator.

Boualem Tatah, Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Research of Algeria, and Vice-Rector Lukov agreed to discuss educational cooperation with TSU faculties and institutes in the near future.

Meeting at the Russian Embassy in Algeria with Ambassador Valeryan Shuvaev

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The TSU delegation also participated in a meeting with representatives of Kouranti, the Russian-Algerian Association for the Promotion of Russian Culture. The agenda was developing student mobility and further professional education programs in Russian as a foreign language.

Tatyana Debailly, vice president of Kouranti, noted that Algerian students are interested in studying in Russia, including at TSU. The association is ready to assist applicants with university admission, and in particular, with the Open Doors International Olympiad, which allows them to enter master's and PhD programs in Russia for free.