Tyumen State University was founded on January 1, 1973 on the basis of the Pedagogical Institute that had existed in Tyumen since 1930.
During the three decades of its work the University has become the centre of education, science and culture of the Tyumen Region. It has the highest rate among Russian classical universities. Now it is one of the most dynamically developing classical universities of Russia, based on the best traditions of native science and education. The work of the University is distinguished by its innovative character, multilevel educational system, flexible and territorially open model.
About the Location
Tyumen is the oldest city of Siberia. Tyumen is rich in cultural, historical, and architectural monuments. It doesn’t appear ancient of foreboding. It doesn’t look like a museum but on the contrary it is a young vivacious city that is modern and overwhelming with energy.
You can get to Tyumen from different airports in Moscow or from Kazansky and Yaroslavky train stations. The distance from Moscow to Tyumen is 2,144 km. The population of Tyumen is more than 510,7 thousand people. It’s phone code is 3452.
What does Tyumen mean? The old Tatar settlement Chimgie-Tura was named in honor of the great conqueror. Chimgie, Chingie are the variants of the name Chingis. Tura in Tatar language means “city”. The word “tyumen” appeared in connection with the Mongol word “tuman” (ten thousand), which meant the territorial unit able to house 10 000 soldiers.
The climate is continental, characterized by rather severe snowy winters, warm summers and short transitional seasons. The average temperature in the coldest month of January is -17.8 Degrees Celsius, while the average in the warmest month of July is +17.2 Degrees Celsius. The lowest temperatures are in the -50 Degrees Celsius area and the highest temperatures around +40 Degrees Celsius. Winter in Tyumen lasts from November to March.
Tyumen is surrounded by large tracts of pine forest. The countryside, with its large lakes and hot springs, provides tourist sites and health spas for people to relax. The steep banks of the Tura River also provide panoramic views of the whole Siberian plain. Tyumen Region extends north right up to the Arctic Circle and includes areas of tundra, forest-tundra, taiga, and forest-steppe. Under northern lights the temperature often falls below -60 Degrees Celsius, while Ishim, on the southern border of the region, receives as much sunshine as Odessa.