Tomsk Polytechnic University is the only Tomsk university among 15 pilot participants of the federal program for student tourism development, which will start in Russia in July. This summer, students from other cities who want to visit Tomsk will be able to stay at TPU health and recreation center (13 Usova Str.).
In April 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin in his Address to the Federal Assembly emphasized the importance of developing student tourism in the country. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation supported this initiative and began to develop a special program.
The ministry has identified a list of pilot participants in the program for 2021. Now a digital platform is being created, where students will be able to choose a university, a place to stay and book it. Students with Russian citizenship only will participate in the pilot phase of the program.
“Being a part of student community is a wonderful time of discoveries. When else if not now to travel, meet new cities and get to know your country. Tomsk is definitely the city worth visiting. TPU will be ready to host students from other cities and accommodate them in our comfortable health and recreation center. It is located in the center of the city, surrounded by many affordable food courts. In summer, about 90 beds will be available.
The rooms are designed to accommodate two, three and four people. We will host student tourists from July 15 to August 25,” Andrey Yakovlev, TPU Acting Rector, says.
Under this program, students from other cities will be able to come to Tomsk both in organized groups and individually. The cost of accommodation will amount to 100 rubles per day. According to the terms of the program, it will be possible to stay at the TPU campus for 3 to 14 days.
In addition, TPU will develop proposals for a cultural program for incoming students. This information as well as other details, for instance, how to get to TPU campus, nearest food courts, all essential contacts – will be placed on the digital platform.