On May 26, Tomsk Polytechnic University(TPU) held a performance and a national costume fashion show to commemorate African Day with a creative program. The students performed vocal and dance performances, as well as a traditional costume fashion show.
In addition, Tomsk Polytechnic University and African countries have had a long and beneficial partnership, particularly in education. African students have been studying at TPU for over ten years. Currently, approximately 130 students from 21 African nations are studying a variety of disciplines at various levels of competence. However, these students come from Algeria, Egypt, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, and many other nations.
At TPU, students representing African nations participate in a complex of international educational programs that often conducted by international institutions. Similarly, these courses implemented with the help of the Rosatom State Corporation. And contribute towards the training of highly skilled individuals for Rosatom’s international projects.
Moreover, the students can get hands-on experience at the TPU Nuclear Research Reactor, a one-of-a-kind instructional facility. Foreign citizens receive training at TPU, which is the sole operational Russian reactor. Further, students from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and other nations have the practical skills they need to work at nuclear power facilities in their home countries.
In December 2019, TPU became the first Russian university to sign an agreement with Ghana on nuclear research cooperation.
Africa Day (previously African Freedom Day) was declared on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, with the founding of the Organization of African Unity (transformed into the African Union in 2002). Similarly, the Organization's main goals are to achieve greater unity, cohesion, and solidarity among African countries and nations; to organize as well as intensify African state cooperation in raising the living standards of Africans; to defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of its Member States; and to eradicate all forms of colonialism and tyranny.