Department of International Relations was organized in 1991.
The basis for the organization of the department was the expansion of the international relations of the Institute, the growing intensity of the exchange of delegations, the development of new forms of cooperation.
The main activity of the department is aimed at establishing mutually beneficial cooperation relations with foreign higher educational institutions, enterprises, charitable organizations and funds, providing methodological assistance in the implementation of research and scientific and methodical projects in fundamental, applied and humanitarian sciences, with the financial support of foreign charitable foundations, Visits to Tula State University of Foreign Scientists and Teachers to give lectures to university students and staff of the TSU abroad, providing information on international competitions and grants.
Tula State University is an active participant in the programs and events held by the administration of the Tula region and the administration of Tula in the framework of cooperation with the Albany-Tula Alliance (Albany, USA). The University has acted as one of the organizers of a series of lectures by professors and teachers of the Albany High School of Law. The Chairman and Founder of the Alliance, Ms. Buchanan, was elected Honorary Doctor of Tula State University in 2002.
The university actively cooperates with higher educational institutions of the USA (University of New York, University of Missouri Roll, Academy of Education Development, Rutgers University of New Jersey, University of Illinois, University of Pardew), Germany (Baden-Wuerttemberg University of Villingen-Schwenningen, University of Furtwangen, Leipzig Academy of Education and Science, University of Hannover), Poland (University of Lodz), Great Britain (University of Hala, University of Leeds, University of Surrey), Hungary (Central University of Pannonia), Czech Republic (Charles University of Prague, Institute of Geonics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), China (Beijing Polytechnic Institute), Spain (Institute of the Balearic Islands), etc.
Students and employees of Tula State University have the opportunity to take part in scientific internships at universities of different countries: Japan (University of Hakkaido, Sapporo), Germany (the Baden-Wuerttemberg University of Villingen-Schwenningen, University of Furtwangen), USA (Illinois University) Portugal.
The University is represented annually at various major international scientific conferences and exhibitions: at the International Salon of Inventions “Lepin Competition” (Paris, France), at the International Book Fair in Leipzig (Germany), at the exhibition presentations of Russian universities in China and Vietnam , at the International Educational Exhibition “GETEX-2009” (Dubai, UAE), for active participation in which Tula State University was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, as well as on such highly specialized scientific seminars and forums as International Tunnel Congress (Hungary), International Summer Mathematical School Stechkina-Song Yongsheng (China) and many others.