International Cooperation

The city of Tomsk in its 23 years of existence since foreigners were first allowed to visit (until the 1991 visiting Tomsk was forbidden for foreigners) acquired strong international contacts and relations. Universities, cultural institutions, and innovative companies have greatly benefited from the opening of the city. Cooperation with Germany, France, China, Poland, Korea, countries of the former CIS have been actively developing and bonds continue to grow. Tomsk has two “twin cities” Ulsan (South Korea) and the city of Monroe (Michigan, USA).

The effective use of economical, scientific, technical innovation, along with cultural and educational opportunities contribute to the attraction of foreign partners and friends. Tomsk became even more accessible for foreigners with the opening of the international terminal at Bogashevo airport. Students from 40 countries are studying at Tomsk Universities and the active operation of the Special Economic Zone involves frequent visits of foreign guests.

Tomsk citizens are pleased to welcome not only partners at international conferences, symposiums and innovation forums but also tourists who are visiting Tomsk to feel the aura of ancient and beautiful Siberian city.