Tomsk Polytechnic University

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National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University
Национальный исследовательский Томский политехнический университет
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Former names
Tomsk Technological Institute (1896-1925)
Siberian Technological Institute (1925-1930)
Siberian Institute of Mechanical Engineering (1930-1934)
Tomsk Industrial Institute (1934-1944)
Tomsk Polytechnic Institute (1944-1991)
Tomsk Polytechnic University (1991-2009)
Motto Scientia Libertas Prosperitas
Motto in English
Knowledge, freedom, and prosperity
Type Public
Established 1896
Rector Petr S. Chubik
Students 22,261
Location Tomsk, Russia
56°27′55″N 84°57′01″E / 56.46528°N 84.95028°E / 56.46528; 84.95028Coordinates: 56°27′55″N 84°57′01″E / 56.46528°N 84.95028°E / 56.46528; 84.95028
Colours Pale Green and Black         
Website www.tpu.ru/en
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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 1925, 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. As of 2014 the rector was Petr S. Chubik.

TPU structure[edit]

Educational Divisions
  • Institute of Natural Resources
  • Institute of High Technology Physics
  • Institute of Cybernetics
  • Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Institute of Power Engineering
  • Institute of Humanities, Social Sciences and Technologies
  • Institute of Strategic Partnership and Competences Development
  • Institute of International Education and Language Communication
  • E-learning Institute
  • Yurga Institute of Technology, TPU Affiliate
  • Military Training Department
Administrative Divisions
  • TPU Administration
  • Academic and International Affairs
  • Research and Innovations
  • Extra-curricular and Social Work
  • Property Management and Construction
  • Finance
  • Security
  • Centre for Financial and Economic Supervision
  • Informatisation Division
  • Human Resources
  • Communication Policy Division
  • Employees Trade Union Committee
  • Student Trade Union Committee

International relations[edit]

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 and Goethe-Institut. 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.

Alumni, students, and faculty[edit]

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