Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia, is the oldest technical university in Russia east of the Urals. The university was founded in 1896 and opened in 1900 as the Tomsk Technological Institute. In 1923, the school was renamed the Siberian Technological Institute and in 1930, the institute was split into five divisions, three of which remained in Tomsk. In 1934, the three institutes in Tomsk reunited to form a new institute that would be named the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute. The university has more than 22,000 current students and has graduated more than 100,000 technical specialists. The current university rector is Pyotr S. Chubik.
The university has a number of relationships with schools all over the world. It has set up several centers in cooperation with schools abroad such as Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Goethe-Institut and Louis Pasteur University. It is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. The various centers include:
- The Russian-American Centre
- The Russian-German Centre
- The Russian-French Centre
- The Asian and Pacific Centre
- The Central Asia Centre for Engineering Education (CACEE)
- International Scientific Relations Department
The university also has representative offices in Karlsruhe, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; and Nicosia, Cyprus.
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Coordinates: 56°27′55″N 84°57′01″E / 56.46528°N 84.95028°E