Agenda

April 21-22, 2017
The International Conference «Social Sciences Today: Current Issues and New Horizons»

The International Conference «Social Sciences Today: Current Issues and New Horizons» will be held at Tomsk State University, Faculty of Philosophy on 21-22 April 2017 in Tomsk, Russia.

We call for papers from undergraduates, PhD students, and junior faculty. We welcome your active participation.

Sections:

  • English-Speaking Session. “Scholarly Writing and Presentation”

  • Trends and prospects in modern social reality development

  • Philosophy and methodology of science

  • History of philosophy, logic and philosophy of language

  • Philosophical problems of the arts and sciences

  • Sociology today

  • Prospects for political science: Russian and world experience

  • Hot topics in social work theory and practice 

  • Humanitarian information science: a study of the information society and the social problems of informatization

Please fill out the application form (http://fsf.tsu.ru/conf2017/) or send the letter to the curator. 

Abstracts should be 300 words maximum. Abstracts received after the deadline of 10 April 2017 will not be considered.

Contacts: 8, Moskovsky trakt, Tomsk, 634050, Russia; Tel.: +7 (3822) 527 335; Http:\\ www.fsf.tsu.ru; E-mail: kirilenko_juilia@list.ru

Registration deadline: 04/10/2017 12:00:00 am
April 17–19, 2017
International research and practice conference “MOOCs in the context of modern education: towards the digital university”

National Research Tomsk State University is holding an international research and practice conference “MOOCs in the context of modern education: towards the digital university” and 5th Siberian School  “Massive open online courses: design, promotion, and application”, 17–19 April, 2017.

Conference events are aimed at searching for possible solutions to today’s challenges in online pedagogy and developing the eLearning system; discussing the prospects of MOOCs in light of the digital universities that are being established; and defining and analyzing methods of enhancing the quality of eLearning.

The conference participants will be able to:

  • unleash the teaching principles of open education,

  • extend their understanding of the impact that eLearning has on educational and research processes in a university,

  • analyze national practices of integrating MOOCs into the institutions of professional education,

  • define crucial effectiveness indicators and the prospects for using open online courses in their activity

  • develop their own model of integrating MOOCs into a learning process (university, school, or career colleges).

CONFERENCE WORKING HOURS:

April 17 – 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT+06:00)

LOCATION:

Tomsk State University, 36 Lenina Pr., Tomsk, Russia 634050

CONTACT US:

Arenkina Ekaterina (arenkina@ido.tsu.ru) – all conference events, hotel reservations

Phone: +7 (3822) 52-94-94 or +7 (3822) 53-44-33

http://mooc.tsu.ru/en/conference/


Registration deadline: 04/10/2017 12:00:00 am
April 7, 2017
Open Lecture "Education 5.0, towards the Anthropocene?" by Nicolas Buchoud
April 7th 2017, Open Lecture "Education 5.0, towards the Anthropocene?" by Nicolas Buchoud, Director, Centre for Urban Studies and Regional Development (CUR).

We are all witnessing and contributing to a great transition age. Following the development of the internet (1.0), the development of social networks has been faster (2.0). Recently, the era of connected objects or internet of things (IoT) has started (3.0). The change is now affecting industrial structures (4.0), while in 2016 a «Society 5.0» initiative was born. Moving from the information society to the Super Smart Society, the future might then be about connecting IoT, AI (artificial intelligence), robots and life science altogether.

But is this the only way forward?

In an era of unprecedented urbanisation and impact of human activities on the biosphere, described as the Anthropocene, how will human and social sciences meet digital challenges? Are universities still the place to build and share the knowledge bricks of the 21st century? And what if, in parallel to the development of a “New Silk Road”, Siberia played the host for a new version of the “Great Northern Expeditions” and become a distinctive cradle of progress for our times?

Location: Tomsk State University, Conference Hall, TSU Scientific Library (34a Lenina Pr., Tomsk).


Registration deadline: 04/07/2017 02:50:00 pm
March 30, 2017
Open Lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities”

March 30, 2017 Open Lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities” by Dr Michael Banissy (Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

The International Centre for Research in Human Development invites TSU undergraduates , MSc and PhD students and lecturers from different academic backgrounds to the open lecture “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities” by Dr Michael Banissy (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).

Lector: Dr Michael Banissy, Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Title: “The promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social processing abilities”

Abstract:

Our ability to successfully perceive and use social signals is a critical feature of our everyday lives. Difficulties in perceiving social cues contribute to deficits in communication and social competence, reduced quality of life, and social isolation. Given this, techniques that enhance social perception could be valuable. One approach that has been shown to be a useful tool to facilitate a variety of cognitive and perceptual abilities is transcranial electrical current stimulation (e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial random noise stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation). While commonly employed in non-social domains (e.g. numerical cognition, motor learning), fewer studies have examined the utility of this approach for modulating the perception of social information. In this talk, I will describe a series of studies using transcranial electrical current stimulation in order to examine neural processes that are involved in specific social perception abilities, and whether we can use brain stimulation to aid the processing of social cues. The talk will include studies examining facial identity and emotion perception, social cognition (particularly self-other representations), and examining affective state modulation following transcranial electrical current stimulation. I will discuss the promises and challenges of using transcranial electrical current stimulation to modulate social perception abilities in different groups (younger and older typical adults and atypical adults).

Biography:

Michael Banissy is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths where he is the Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory. Prior to taking up his position at Goldsmiths he worked at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London) where he completed his PhD (awarded 2010) and held personal Post-Doctoral Fellowships awarded by the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has contributed to several diverse research areas, including synaesthesia, social cognition, brain stimulation, and face recognition. This has resulted in him receiving a number of honours, including substantial external funding and prizes from major scientific bodies in the UK and internationally (e.g. 2016 British Psychological Society Spearman Medal, 2017 Bertleson Award).

Date: March 30, 2017 (Thursday), 16.35-18.10

Venue: Tomsk State University, International Centre for Human Development Studies, 4 building, room 022 (conference room).

Contact information: e-mail: icrhd@mail.ru; phone +7 (3822) 786 050

Registration deadline: 03/30/2017 12:00:00 am
Spring 2017; Start: March 11 (Saturday)
Course "Academic Writing for Publication"

"Academic Writing for Publication" will be offered again this semester, spring 2017. Instructor: Jean Kollantai, MSW.

Course members should already have an intermediate level of English. The course lectures, discussions, materials, and assignments will be entirely in English (without translation). 

Those who take the course should have an intention to publish an article in English in their field in an academic journal that is listed on Scopus or Web of Science after taking the course (but a current project is not required). 

There will be some weekly work at home, at least one consultation with the instructor, and a final presentation. Attendance at every session is required. 

The course is open to faculty and laboratory members and graduate students. Seats are limited to 20. (If necessary, priority for enrollment will be given to new course members and those working in laboratories, centres, and joint Russian-international educational programmes.) 

Those who meet the course participation standards will be eligible for a certificate of completion from ИДО.

To register you must:

1.     Send an email with your surname, name, position and phone number to jeankollantai@yahoo.com (use subject line: AWFP), by March 1 or sooner.

2.     Come for a short meeting with Jean about your research interests and interest in the course by Friday, March 3.

Time: 14.45-17.20

Dates: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 (Saturdays)

4th Building, floor 5, room 520 

Contact for questions: 8-913-809-6304, kirilenko_juilia@list.ru (Julia Kirilenko)

Registration deadline: 03/03/2017 10:32:00 am
Spring 2017; Start: March 9 (Thursday)
Course "Academic English"

"Academic English" will be offered again this semester, spring 2017. Instructor: Jean Kollantai, MSW.

This course will be about reading – writing – understanding – and speaking English for academic purposes. Some of the topics covered will be letters and email – CVs – making a presentation at a conference – writing an abstract – following your topic in a journal – and talking with international colleagues, along with publishing articles. 

Course members should already have an intermediate level of English. All lectures, discussions, and materials will be in English (without translation). There will be some weekly work at home, at least one consultation with the instructor, and a final presentation. Attendance at every session is required.

 The course is open to faculty and laboratory members and graduate students. Seats are limited to 20. (If necessary, priority for enrollment will be given to new course members and to those working in laboratories, centres, and joint Russian-international educational programs or preparing lecture/seminar courses in English.) 

Those who meet the course participation standards will be eligible for a certificate of completion from ИДО. 

To register you must:

1.     Send an email with your surname, name, position and phone number to jeankollantai@yahoo.com (use subject line: AE), by March 1 or sooner.

2.     Come for a short meeting about your research interests and interests in the course by Wednesday, February 28. (room 305, 4th Building).

Time: 16.35-19.10

Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 (Thursdays)

4th Building, floor 5, room 520

Contact for questions: 8-913-809-6304, kirilenko_juilia@list.ru (Julia Kirilenko)


Registration deadline: 02/28/2017 10:37:00 am
December 1–2, 2016
International Conference “Russian-Chinese Relations: The Siberian Aspect”

The Confucius Institute of National Research Tomsk State University will hold the international conference “Russian-Chinese Relations: The Siberian Aspect” on 1–2 December 2016.

The project aims to develop young scholars’ and professors’ knowledge of the best scientific and methodological, domestic and foreign achievements in the general issues and in the specific problems of the present stage of cooperation between Russia and China, China and other countries of the world.

The areas of research are:

1. The history of the establishment and development of Russian-Chinese relations

2. Russian-Chinese cooperation in the humanitarian sphere

3. Russian-Chinese cooperation: the economic aspect

4. Cooperation of Siberian regions with China in education, science and technology

5. Socio-economic processes in China in the 20th–21st centuries

6. Domestic policy transformations in China in the context of modernization

7. Modern Chinese / Russian society: the correlation of tradition and innovation in the 20th–21st centuries

8. Cultural processes in Russia and China: the common and the specific

The conference languages are Russian and Chinese. The contributions of students, post-graduate students, young scholars, experts, university professors are particularly encouraged.

Participants are to fill in an application form, write an abstract and send the documents to confucius@mail.tsu.ru by 21 November 2016 (Appendix 1, Inform_letter).

The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts that do not fall within the scope of the conference.

The Organising Committee covers accommodation costs and meals for participants for the period from November 30 to December 3, 2016. Participants cover travel costs. Foreign participants are kindly asked to inform the organisers about the need for a hotel accommodation by November 21, 2016.

Regular and virtual participation in the conference is available.

Conference Location:

Conference Hall of the National Research Tomsk State University Research Library

34 Lenin Ave., Tomsk

Contacts:

Evgeniya Leskovskaya

Tel. / Fax: +7 (3822)528555

Mob. +79095492037

E-mail: confucius@mail.tsu.ru

Registration deadline: 11/21/2016 12:00:00 am
November 23-26, 2016
The University City Forum

On November 23-26, 2016, TSU will hold The University City Forum. The universities are an integral part of an urban culture. Old traditions combine successfully with dynamic development of modern cities. The universities are city-forming for small towns, they determine marketing of such a territory. Small university towns have to specialize for successful competition with theirs big neighbors.
Many university towns take first places by quality of life. The administration of the university, the student’s communities and city halls cooperate for development of infrastructure (for example, Tubingen and Marburg)
Russian university system was established by European pattern. Heritage of European academism should be remembered and developed. The experience of new universities centers of Europe (Passau, Olsztyn) is important as well.
The practice of organization of academic area is especially interesting for Siberian university towns (social support of the students, accessibility of urban infrastructure for them, regular monitoring of the cities, most comfortable for the students).

Goals:

  • to determine the criteria of the university town;

  • to find a solution: how to improve the relevant policy of city hall and integrate the historic buildings into urban well-developed infrastructure;

  • to work out the guidance for the city halls of Tomsk and others Siberian towns: how to make the city more accessi­ble for the students;

  • to create Russian university towns rating;

  • to start the preparation for putting Tomsk in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO as the classic university town;

  • to establish an association of Siberian university towns for development of cooperation with similar associations in Europe and Asia.
CONTACT US

Head of TSSW (Transsiberian Scientific Way) office: Lyudmila Borilo

Project coordinators: Olga MorozovaEvgeniya Kocheva; e-mail: tssw@mail.tsu.ru; +7 (3822) 529 824; Skype: tssw.tsu

Programm (.pdf)




Registration deadline: 11/23/2016 12:00:00 am
February 20-22, 2017
The first international workshop: radiation imaging detectors based on GaAs:Cr

On 20-22 February, 2017, TSU will hold the first international workshop devoted to the radiation imaging detectors based on GaAs:Cr.

TSU colleagues from research centres in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland will participate. The workshop will discuss the results of the testing of GaAs: Cr sensors and questions on improving the characteristics of the material.

TSU possesses a unique technology of compensation of gallium arsenide with chrome, which allows obtaining a high-resistance material that is used to create X-ray detectors. Studies of the sensors are taking place not only in Tomsk but also abroad, in such research centres as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

City tours and visits to the museums of TSU await the participants of the workshop.

The workshop will take place in the conference hall of Bon Apart Hotel, which has all equipment needed for presentations.

Registration and abstract submission are requested before December 22, 2016.

Proceedings will be published in the Russian Physics Journal

Contact e-mail: gaas.workshop@gmail.com

Information about booking accommodation is here

And here you can download registration card and abstract submission.

 

Registration deadline: 12/22/2016 12:00:00 am
November 17, 2016
Physical Culture, Health Care and Education

Tomsk State University is hosting the X International Conference "Physical Culture, Health Care and Education" in the memory of V.S. Pirusskiy on November 17, 2016.

Key themes:

• Contemporary Philosophical, Historical, Sociological Aspects of Physical Culture and Sport in the Light of V.S. Pirusskiy’s Ideas

• Physical Training of Children and Adolescents

• Physical Education and Sports Training of Students

• Preservation of Health and Healthy Lifestyle

• Training of Athletes of the Russian and World Levels

• Medical and Biological Aspects of Physical Culture and Sports Training

• Therapeutic and Adaptive Physical Culture

• Organisation, Management and Methodology of Sports and Recreation Activities on the Protection and Promotion of Health in Education, Health Care, Physical Culture and Sports

• Training and Advanced Training of Specialists in Physical Culture and Sports

• Tourism and Recreation

The conference materials will be uploaded to elibrary.ru (RSCI).

Publication fee:

Russian citizens: 150 rubles per 1 page of text

Foreign participants: contact the Organizing Committee of the Conference

Contacts: Elena Dyakova, Secretary of the Conference

Faculty of Physical Culture, Tomsk State University,

Tel.: +73822529725, +79234015335, e-mail: pirusskyi@sibmail.com

Registration deadline: 10/10/2016 12:00:00 am
November 28 – December 3, 2016
Petrology of magmatic and metamorphic complexes
Tomsk State University invites you to participate in VIII National petrographic conference with participation of Foreign Scientists “Petrology of magmatic and metamorphic complexes”, which will be held in Tomsk (Russia) on November 28-December 3, 2016 on the base of Petrography Department of the Faculty of Geology and Geography.

Topics suggested for the conference:

  1. Magmatism of crust and mantle

  2. Formation analysis, geodynamics, and geological correlation

  3. Metamorphism and metamorphic-type  mineral formation

  4. Methodology for studying matter composition of geological systems

  5. Structural analysis in geological research

  6. Metallogeny of crystal and sedimentary complexes

By the date of the conference beginning, a series of papers shall be published as an Almanac of scientific papers. All materials for publication shall be prepared in accordance with requirements listed below and submitted to organization committee before October
23, 2016. 
Deadlines for submission of papers for publication in the Almanac: All papers must be submitted to organization committee before October 10, 2016. Works submitted after the deadline might not be included in the Almanac. Papers shall be submitted in e-form and hard copy form. Electronic documents shall be emailed to: labspm@ggf.tsu.ru, petro@ggf.tsu.ru, gertnerif@rambler.ru.

Address of organization committee: 36 Lenina Ave, Tomsk 634050, Russia, Tomsk State University, Faculty of Geology and Geography, consignee: academic secretary Gertner Igor F. E-mail address: labspm@ggf.tsu.ru.

Organization fee can be mailed to the above address or paid during registration upon arrival to the conference.

Registration deadline: 10/10/2016 12:00:00 am
October 26-28, 2016
XXVII annual international academic conference Language and Culture

The staff of the Faculty of Foreign Languages invite you to participate in the XXVII annual intern ational academic conference Language and Culture (October 26-28, 2016).

Themes of sections:

  • Topical questions in theoretical and practical linguistics

  • Psycho-pedagogical and socio-cultural aspects of teaching and learning foreign languages

  • Translation issues and theoretical basics of discourse analysis

  • Topical problems of socio-cognitive and corpus linguistics

  • Interdisciplinary studies of culture and intercultural communication

  • Literature the in context of modern culture

  • Language and society

  • Classical philology and the history of Indo-European languages

  • Nature motifs in the culture of peoples of the world

Applications can be submitted via the conference website: http://tomskclc.tsu.ru/

The authors of accepted presentations can submit their articles for publication in the conference proceedings, which will be published by the Tomsk State University Publishing House included in the RISC database with an assigned ISBN.

Everyone willing to present and publish an article should register via the conference website: http://tomskclc.tsu.ru/  by October 01, 2016.

Those who want to participate in the conference without publishing an article should register via the conference website: http://tomskclc.tsu.ru/ by October 15, 2016.

Participation fee – 500 rubles.

The cost of publishing for faculty members and research and teaching staff ­– 500 rubles, for students – 200 rubles. 

Please send any questions to: tomskclc@gmail.com

Contact phone numbers: 8 (3822) 52-97-42, 8 (3822) 52-98-96 (Dean’s Office, Faculty of Foreign Languages)

Registration deadline: 10/01/2016 12:00:00 am
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