Emperor Alexander II signed a decree on On May 28, 1878, for establishment of the first and only higher education institution in the vast expanses from the Russian Urals to the Pacific Ocean the Siberian Imperial University in Tomsk. The first classes for the first 72 students began on September 1, 1888. Classes were given by eight professors, aided by seven assistants and laboratory technicians. Professor Nikolai Gezekhus was appointed the first rector of the University. Tomsk alma mater became the first center of science, education and culture in the Asian part of Russia and determined the future of Tomsk as a university town. The idea of opening the first university in Siberia occurred to the best minds of Russia back in 1803, but only at the end of the 19th century did it begin to take shape. The government’s decision was constantly being postponed due to lack of funding, lack of development of the region’s secondary schools, and some people thought that a university in The foundation of the classical university should be scientific and pedagogical schools, with a predominant share of fundamental scientific research, and a combination of science and the humanities and fundamental education necessary for the educational process. Professor V.M. Florinsky, in his speech at the opening ceremony of the University said: “We would love to see our teachers and scientists inspired by love for the country, serving with equal fervor educational and research purposes, showing greater academic independence at their classes and creating their own schools. Only the combining of the educational and research activities in our university will bring it to the height of its calling, and in spite of the direct utilitarian purposes it will bring forth the fruits of higher education.” The university has been following these principles during all the stages of its development. Preparation of a research, educational and administrative elite based on the integration of the educational process and fundamental research has always been the strategic focus of Tomsk State University. More than a hundred and twenty thousand graduates have established their reputation and the credibility of their Alma Mater. About 100 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the CIS countries graduated from the university, more than 250 State Prize recipients and two Nobel Prize laureates – N.N. Semenov and I.P. Pavlov have worked at the university. Today, the alumni and staff of Tomsk State University lead many universities, academic institutions, research and industrial organizations in Russia, and occupy important government posts. The Imperial, now Tomsk State University, has had a decisive influence on the formation of science, education and culture in the Asian part of Russia and is considered one of the nation’s leading universities.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Tomsk State University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Tomsk State University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.
The following is the list of scholars from Tomsk State University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences