# Faculties

**The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technologies**

**1) General information about the department, the year of foundation**

The Department of Physics and Mathematics was founded at the same time as Leo Tolstoy Tula State Pedagogical Institute in 1938.

In 2006 the Department of Physics and Mathematics and the Department of Information technologies were unified into a new department – the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Information technologies.

The structure of the department includes three sub-departments: sub-department of Algebra, Mathematical analysis and Geometry; sub-department of General and Theoretical Physics; sub-department of Information technologies.

**2) Students**

Today there are more than 350 full-time and part-time students at the department. Students with good results in scientific activity have the opportunity to continue their studies at postgraduate programmes.

**3) Majors and training programs**

Full-time programmes:

Mathematics (physics)

Physics (IT)

Pedagogical education (Mathematics and Physics)

Mathematical support and administration of Information Systems

Mathematical support and administration of Information Systems (Information Systems and data bases)

Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies (open Information Systems)

Applied Information Science (Applied Information Science in the sphere of Healthcare)

Part-time programmes:

Informatics

Pedagogical education (Mathematics)

Pedagogical education (Informatics)

Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies (open Information Systems)

Graduate programmes:

Pedagogical education (Mathematical methods in management and education)

Pedagogical education (Higher Education Pedagogy)

4**) Staff of the Faculty**

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Information technologies is represented by 45 teachers, 40 of them have academic degree and 14 teachers are PhDs and professors. Teachers of the department take part in numerous research works and scientific conferences, their research articles are published in domestic and international academic periodicals. The faculty regularly passes further training.

**5) Facilities**

Facilities and Resources of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Information technologies include computer labs, 4 lecture halls, 2 auditoriums, 9 labs, and classrooms. Computer labs are equipped with personal computers of various modifications, which are connected to a local area network. Also there is an access to the global Internet. All the PCs have licensed software. Total number of computers with Internet access is at least one computer for 2 students.

The students at the university have access to modern professional databases, reference information and search engines.

**6) Achievements of the Faculty**

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Information technologies makes a significant contribution to the development of fundamental science. Scientific and theoretical journal “Chebyshev collection” is published at the department to intensify the scientific work of the faculty, to improve the efficiency of post-graduate students, and reflects the activities of scientific seminars at the department, covering wide range of areas of modern mathematics, as well as some areas of physics and computer science.

The journal is indexed in the electronic database MathSciNet of the American Mathematical Society and Zentralblatt MATH by Springer, referenced by journals “Mathematics” (Russia) and «Mathematical Reviews» (the USA, American Mathematical Society).

There are annual international conferences supported by RFBR.

**7) Graduates**

Numerous employers noted the high level of theoretical and methodological training of graduates of the department, their ability to make decisions in a variety of teaching situations, knowledge-project activities. 73% of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Information technologies is made up of its graduates. A significant number of the graduates occupy administrative positions at the University. Among the graduates we can name:

V. Panin – rector of TSPU

A. Plotnikov – vice-rector of education activity

I. Rebrova – dean of the department

N. Dobrovolskii – head of the department

A. Iakushin – head of the department

A. Zabelina – head of Educational Resource Management

V. Vankova – academic secretary

**8) Contact information**

Address: 125 Prospect Lenina, building 4, Tula, Russia 300026, room 328

Telephone: + 7 (4872)-35-78-29

E-mail: F_mfii@tspu.tula.ru