Tomsk Polytechnic University is the leading technical university in the country. It was founded in 1896 as the Tomsk Technological Institute of Practical Engineers of Emperor Nicholas II. He became the first engineering university in the Asian part of the country. Today, Tomsk Polytechnic University is among the top 10 universities in Russia and the top 400 universities in the world.   The mission of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University: to increase the competitiveness of the country, through the internationalization and integration of research, education and practice, training the engineering elite, the generation of new knowledge, innovative ideas and the creation of resource-efficient technologies. ...

Employees and students build and develop one of the best technical universities in the world, the success of which is based on professionalism, creativity and harmony of the whole team, which is a single team.

University Values

Freedom and courage in expanding the boundaries of knowledge in priority areas of science for the benefit of mankind while respecting professional ethics. Innovations in science and education in the pursuit of excellence in the professional environment.

Independence of thinking and a creative approach to solving the problems facing the University.

The involvement of the team in all areas of the university, which allows teachers, staff and students, present and future, to fully achieve their potential.

Cohesion of graduates, students and employees, based on the centuries-old traditions of the university.

A corporate culture that provides openness and a comfortable internal environment.

Freedom of personality, expressed in the absence of racial, ethnic, religious, gender and political discrimination.

Tomsk Polytechnic University is one of the largest taxpayers in the region, providing orders for the construction industry of the city, doing its beautification and providing work to six thousand employees.

The university implements a mass of large-scale research projects. The research involved hundreds of scientists, graduate students and undergraduates. Tomsk Polytechnic University scientists are engaged in solving the problems of the Large Hadron Collider, undergo international internships at CERN and work around the world.

Over its history, Tomsk Polytechnic University has trained more than 167,000 specialists. Many polytechnics became doctors of sciences, were awarded the honorary title “Honored Worker of Science and Technology”, became laureates of the Lenin, State Prizes, Prizes of the President and Government of the Russian Federation. It can be noted with pride that a large number of Polytechnic graduates are continuing the glorious traditions of Tomsk polytechnic University as employees and strategic partners of the university.

Department of Automation and Robotics Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • "Automation of technological processes and production in the oil and gas region"
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • "Intelligent robotic and mechatronic systems"
  • Design
  • "Industrial Design"


  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • "Cyber-physical automation of high-tech processes and production"
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • "Management of robots and mechatronic systems"
  • Management in technical systems
  • "Intelligent automation and control systems"
  • Standardization and metrology
  • "Computerization of measurements and control"


OOP "Industrial Design"

Department of the Engineering School of Tomsk Polytechnic University

Branch Functions

  1. He conducts the educational process in all forms of education: full-time
  2. In accordance with federal state educational standards of higher education and local regulations of the university, he participates in the development of curricula in areas (specialties), educational process schedules, develops work programs in the disciplines assigned to the department, all types of practices, programs for the final state certification of graduates.
  3. Provides comprehensive methodological support for all educational disciplines (modules) assigned to the department, all types of practices, diploma design and final certification. Comprehensive methodological support for the discipline includes a package of methodological developments for all types of classes and individual tasks provided for by the work program for the discipline for all forms of education.
  4. Provides a high professional level of lecture, practical, seminar and laboratory classes. Rationally organizes independent work of students.
  5. Participates in the acquisition and equipping of the educational process with appropriate material and technical equipment, which allows fulfilling the requirements of the federal state educational standard of higher education in practical training of students.
  6. It organizes the final state certification of graduates in the educational programs assigned to the department within the framework of training areas (specialties) in all forms of education.
  7. Carries out training and advanced training of scientific and pedagogical personnel, involves leading scientists and specialists of scientific institutions and enterprises in pedagogical activity.
  8. He carries out fundamental and applied research in certain areas of scientific and research activities of the school, including programs of international, state, industry and regional significance, as well as in the interests of enterprises and organizations. It carries out research and development work, works on the creation of scientific and technical products under contracts with third-party organizations (contractual activities).
  9. He is directly involved in the education of students and the promotion of universal values. Assists in the employment of graduates in the field of specialization and analyzes their use as specialists. Z.Yu. Participates in career guidance in schools, lyceums, colleges, enterprises, institutions and organizations.
  10. Provides paperwork and documentation on the functioning of the department.

11.Conducts events and takes measures to ensure the safety of life and health of students and staff during training sessions in the premises assigned to the department and in the performance of other duties

General Information about Department of Natural Sciences of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The Department of Natural Sciences was created by merging and on the basis of three departments: the Department of General Physics, the Department of Experimental Physics and the Department of General Chemistry.

Students of all areas of Tomsk Polytechnic University training are studying at the Department of Natural Sciences. During the first two years of study, students study the basic disciplines “Physics” and “Chemistry” of the main educational program. The mission of the department is the fundamental natural science training of students, which ensures the formation of one of the key competence groups - research and self-education. The key objectives in the preparation are the material unity of the world, the unity of analysis and synthesis in the knowledge of the world, the interconnection of various branches of scientific knowledge.

The training scheme in the basic disciplines “PHYSICS” and “CHEMISTRY” is problem-oriented. The content of basic disciplines is brought into a single system of naturally scientific knowledge and provides the formation of knowledge and skills necessary for students for further professional education.

The department carries out fundamental and applied research in two areas: Chemical physics of nanosystems, including methods for their diagnosis, radiation and nuclear chemistry. Physics of chaotic megasystems of interacting objects

The Department of Natural Sciences operates in close contact with the Center for Student Contingent Management, with Engineering and Research Schools.

General Information about Department of Foreign Languages of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The Department of Foreign Languages of the School of Basic Engineering Training was created in 2017 by the merger of five departments: the Department of Foreign Languages of the Institute of Natural Resources, the Department of Foreign Languages of the Energy Institute, the Department of Foreign Languages of the Institute of Cybernetics of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Physical-Technical Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages of the Institute of Social and Humanitarian Technologies .

The main functions of the Department:

  • providing the educational process for 1-2 courses of bachelors, specialists and graduate students of Tomsk Polytechnic University, including in remote form;
  • providing the educational process for students of Elite technical education;
  • providing the educational process of electives in the second foreign language (German, Chinese, French), the elective “Foreign language for academic mobility programs (English)”;
  • implementation of the educational process under the additional educational program (more than 1,500 hours) “Translator in the field of professional communication” (English) with a state diploma;
  • organization of training in additional educational programs (foreign language courses);
  • development of educational and methodological complexes in foreign languages;
  • organization of extracurricular activities of students;
  • development and implementation of new technologies and methods of teaching foreign languages.

Research Interests:

  • theory and methodology of teaching foreign languages;
  • information and communication technologies in teaching foreign languages;
  • cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics;
  • endangered languages ​​and cultures;
  • translation and translation studies;
  • linguoculturology, philosophy of culture and philosophy of language;
  • theoretical questions of philology.

Department of Information Technology of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Informatics and computer engineering
  • Programming of Computing and Information Systems
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Information systems in business and industry
  • Software Engineering
  • Development of software and information systems


  • Informatics and computer engineering
  • Development of Internet applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Geoinformation systems
  • System Software Engineering
  • Medical information systems and telemedicine
  • Software Engineering

Department of Monitoring and Diagnostics of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Instrument making
  • Information systems and technologies in non-destructive testing and security
  • Technosphere safety
  • Protection in emergency situations


  • Instrument making
  • Industrial tomography of complex systems
  • Information-measuring equipment and technologies of non-destructive testing
  • Management of integrated technosphere security
  • Quality Management
  • Quality management in production and technological systems
  • Management in production systems

Department of Engineering School of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department is the main educational and scientific structural unit of the Federal StateAutonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "National Research Tomsk PolytechnicUniversity" (hereinafter - the University), which carries out educational, educational, methodological, scientific and methodological work in one or several related disciplines, scientific research, and also the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel and advanced training.

  1. 1. The department in its activities is guided by the current legislation on education, other legislative acts of the Russian Federation, regulatory documents of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the University Charter, local regulatory acts of the university, these Regulations, decisions of the Academic Council of the University, the Academic Council of the Engineering School, and local university regulations.

2 The department receives the right to implement individual disciplines (modules) of educational programs of higher education after completing training assignments in accordance with the approved curriculum on the basis of a Tomsk Polytechnic University license.

Department of Materials of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Optotechnics
  • "Optoelectronic devices and systems"
  • Power and Electrical Engineering
  • "Plasma-beam and electric-discharge technologies"
  • Engineering
  • "Engineering"
  • Materials Science and Materials Technology
  • “Material Science and Materials Technology”


  • Optotechnics
  • "Photonic technologies and lighting engineering"
  • Power and Electrical Engineering
  • "High-precision electronics"
  • "Technique and physics of high voltage"
  • Engineering
  • “Automation of technological processes and production in mechanical engineering”
  • "Technology of high-tech industries in mechanical engineering"
  • "Technologies of space materials science"
  • Design and technological support of engineering industries
  • "Design of technological equipment"
  • "Ensuring the effectiveness of technological processes of the product life cycle"
  • Materials Science and Materials Technology
  • “Materials Science (Material Science / implemented in English)”
  • “Materials and technologies of materials”
  • Additive Technologies
  • "Production of products from nanostructured materials"

Oil and Gas Department of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Oil and gas business
  • Operation and maintenance of objects of transport and storage of oil, gas and processed products
  • Development and operation of oil and gas fields


  • Oil and gas business
  • Reliability of gas pipelines and storage facilities
  • Construction of deep oil and gas fields in difficult mining and geological conditions
  • Development and operation of oil and gas fields
  • Petroleum Engineering (Development and operation of oil and gas fields / the second year of study under the program is implemented in English according to the network form of implementation, Herriot-Watt University
  • Geological and Geophysical problems of oil and gas development
  • Development of hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves
  • Machinery and equipment for oil and gas fields

Department of General Engineering of Tomsk Polytechnic University

The department is the main educational and scientific structural unit of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University" (hereinafter - the University), which carries out educational, educational, methodological, scientific and methodological work in one or several related disciplines, scientific research, and also the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel and advanced training.

  1. The department in its activities is guided by the current legislation on education, other legislative acts of the Russian Federation, regulatory documents of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the University Charter, local regulatory acts of the university, these Regulations, decisions of the Academic Council of the University, the Academic Council of the Engineering School, and local university regulations .

2 The department receives the right to implement individual disciplines (modules) of educational programs of higher education after completing training assignments in accordance with the approved curriculum on the basis of a Tomsk Polytechnic University license.

Russian language department ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The Russian language department was created in 2017 by combining the department of Russian as a foreign language (with the Center for Testing Foreign Citizens included in it), an interdisciplinary department and a preparatory department.


  • Teaching Russian to foreign students (pre-bachelor and pre-master training).
  • Teaching Russian to foreign students of all areas of study (bachelor's, master's degrees).
  • Conducting classes in the Russian language and literature for students of academic exchange.
  • Ensuring the educational process of foreign students in general scientific and professional disciplines in the framework of pre-bachelor and pre-master training.
  • Training graduate students in the program for the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in the direction of 06/06/01 Linguistics and literary criticism.
  • Implementation of the program of continuing education “Translator in the field of professional communication (Russian language)” (for foreign citizens).
  • Organization and conduct of courses for foreign citizens: individual courses; special courses in Russian literature, Russian culture, linguistic studies; Summer school of the Russian language; Winter school of the Russian language.
  • Conducting continuing education courses “Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language”.
  • Organization of training for foreign citizens in a preparatory course in technical, humanitarian, economic and biomedical fields (pre-bachelor and pre-master training).
  • Educational, medical, socio-psychological and sociocultural adaptation of foreign students and students.
  • Providing extracurricular activities of foreign students and students.
  • Curatorial support of foreign students and students.
  • Organization and conduct of the Comprehensive Exam in the Russian Language, the History of Russia and the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation to obtain a work permit / patent, temporary residence permit, residence permit.

General Informmation about Department of Social Sciences and Humanities ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The faculty of the department provides the teaching of disciplines: history, philosophy, history and philosophy of science, philosophical and methodological problems of science and technology, the basics of law, economics, the basics of management and design at the enterprise, management, etc. for bachelors, masters and graduate students in engineering specialties .

The department provides training for graduate students in scientific specialties:

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies
  • Economy

Department of Chemical Engineering ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Chemical technology
  • Chemical technology of oil and gas processing
  • Analytical control in the chemical industry


  • Chemical technology
  • Chemical technology of macromolecular compounds
  • Chemical technology of fuel and gas
  • Analysis and control in biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries
  • Energy and resource saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology
  • Engineering of oil and gas refining and petrochemical industries

Department of Experimental Physics ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Applied Mathematics in Engineering
  • Physics


  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Mathematical modeling and computer calculations
  • Physics
  • Condensed matter physics

Department of Electronic Engineering ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Electronics and nanoelectronics
  • Applied Electronic Engineering
  • Biotechnical systems and technologies
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Equipment and technologies for welding production


  • Electronics and nanoelectronics
  • Applied Electronic Engineering
  • Biotechnical systems and technologies
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Equipment and technologies for welding production

Department of Electric Power and Electrical Engineering ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Electricity and electrical engineering
  • "Power"
  • "Electrical Engineering"
  • Master:
  • Electricity and electrical engineering
  • “Relay protection and automation of power systems”
  • "Management of the regimes of electric power systems (OJSC" SO UES "ODU of Siberia)"
  • "Power plants and substations, high-voltage equipment"
  • "Electric Power Systems and Networks"
  • "Hydrogen Energy Technologies"
  • "Power supply of industrial enterprises, cities and their management"
  • "Electric Power Generation and Transportation (Production and transportation of electric energy / sold in English)"
  • "Electromechanical and electrotechnical systems of autonomous objects"
  • "Electrical insulation systems and cable technology"
  • "Electric drive and automation of electrical complexes and systems"
  • "Energy-saving modes of electrical power supplies and electrical installations"

Nuclear Fuel Cycle DepartmentofTomsk Polytechnic University general Information

The department conducts training in the following areas (specialties) and the main educational programs:


  • Nuclear physics and technology
  • "Nuclear Physics and Technology"


  • Nuclear physics and technology
  • "Technologies of radiation safety"
  • "Nuclear medicine (medical physics) (implemented in a network form with Siberian State Medical University in English)"
  • "Nuclear Power Installation Operation (Management of a nuclear power plant / implemented in English)"
  • "Nuclear Reactors and Power Plants"
  • “Safety and Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Materials”
  • "Isotope Technologies and Materials"


  • Electronics and automation of physical installations
  • "Control systems for technological processes and physical installations"
  • Chemical technology of materials in modern energy
  • "Chemical Technology of Materials NFC"

Direction’s of Scientific Research ofTomsk Polytechnic University

Comprehensive studies of the Arctic shelf

 Tomsk Polytechnic University today is a recognized world center for integrated research on the Arctic shelf. Polytechnics, at one time, were among the founders of an international scientific group conducting research in the field of biogeochemical consequences of permafrost degradation in the Arctic Ocean. For several years, the level of TPU participation in Arctic research has grown from the opening of a specialized laboratory led by Professor Igor Semiletov to the organization of the International Arctic Siberian Scientific Center (IASSC) on the basis of TPU.

The work of this center is designed to increase the effectiveness of comprehensive and multidisciplinary research.

in the system "land-shelf-atmosphere" in the Siberian Arctic. The resolution on the creation of the center was adopted following the results of the International Arctic Forum, held at TPU in November 2016.

International Arctic Forum devoted to the study of biogeochemical consequences of permafrost degradation in the Arctic Ocean, with special attention to the East Siberian shelf - the widest

and the shallow shelf of the oceans - has become a full-fledged scientific platform for scientists around the world working on this issue. The most prominent scientists from 12 universities and institutes of Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the USA and Italy took part in it. The most active Arctic researchers have gathered at TPU: if we calculate their scientific publications, they will make up about half of all world publications devoted to the study of the East Siberian Arctic shelf.

In general, the list of articles published by TPU laboratory staff in the last three years alone includes 50 publications in leading scientific journals in Russia (Doklady Akademii Nauk, Oceanology, etc.) and abroad (Biogeosciences, Cryosphere, Deep-Sea Research , Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Marine Chemistry, Permafrost Pereglacial Processes, Philosophycal Transactions of the Royal Society, and others).

It is no coincidence that the Tomsk Polytechnic University became a meeting place for leading world scientists involved in global climate change in the context of identifying the role of permafrost degradation, which contains gigantic reserves of ancient organic carbon (OS), in the imbalance of the modern carbon cycle. Scientists are now paying special attention to the study of transport processes and the transformation of OS in the Arctic system “land-shelf-atmosphere”

And massive methane emissions from the bottom sediments of the seas of the Eastern Arctic into the water column-atmosphere.

In the climatic aspect, it is most important to identify and evaluate the scale of various processes responsible for the formation of maxima over the Arctic in the content of the main greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). According to scientists, this phenomenon of planetary significance with respect to CO2 is, first of all, due to the re-conservation (and oxidation to CO2) of the ancient OU from the permafrost pantry of our planet and its involvement in the modern biogeochemical cycle, and with respect to CH4, more and more data indicate the dominance of geological factors associated with disruption of the permafrost.

Tomsk Polytechnic University  today, according to scientists, is the most convenient scientific platform for breakthrough international research in the Arctic. rection’s of Research Areas Tomsk Polytechnic University

Studie’s about Space

Tomsk polytechnics have a special attitude to outer space. Much attention has been paid to work in this direction for many years, starting with the famous studies that were carried out to create the Luna-24 apparatus for collecting lunar soil. The head of this project was Oleg Alimov, a graduate of TTI, an academician of the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences, one of the country's most famous specialists in drilling boreholes and small-diameter wells. Together, polytechnic scientists solved and successfully solved a problem of national importance: the station was supposed to take soil from the lunar surface at a depth of at least 2-3 meters in a single trip.

Now the model of the automatic interplanetary station "Luna-24" is forever represented in the Tomsk Polytechnic University  Museum, and polytechnics are faced with new tasks caused by time. This is the design of materials with a multi-level hierarchical structure to create lightweight and reliable structures of a new generation of rocket and space technology. The creation of equipment and technologies for applying radiation-resistant coatings to elements of spacecraft, as well as the development of layer-by-layer, that is, additive "growing" of the necessary functional products in space.

Big Data Information Studie’s

Today around the world there is a surge of interest in technology class BIG DATA. This is due to the constant increase in the amount of data that has to be operated on and which has to be controlled by large companies. The accumulated information for many organizations is an important asset, however, processing it and benefiting from it is becoming more and more difficult every day.

Under the term "Big Data"  is a huge set of information. Moreover, its volume is so large that the processing of large amounts of data by standard software and hardware seems extremely difficult. No less acute is the problem of storing giant amounts of data. The most striking example of big data is information coming from various physical experimental facilities, for example, from the Large Hadron Collider.

The Big Data Analytics and Technologies Laboratory operates on the basis of Tomsk Polytechnic University. Scientists have set themselves the task in two years to develop a system for storing large amounts of information, which will be tested in the experiments of CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) - the system will allow you to get in seconds the information that used to take hours and days. The work of the new modern laboratory is supervised by Aleksey Klimentov, a leading world specialist in the field of modern methods of collecting, storing, processing and analyzing data for experiments and installations of the mega-class, head of the research group for physical software at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA).

At CERN, in a major ATLAS experiment, he coordinates the processing of data and development related to supercomputers. During a visit to TPU, CERN representatives interviewed university students, and the best students were able to go on an internship to the center.

According to the specialist of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the TPU Institute of Cybernetics, Valery Parubets, trainee in the IT department of the ATLAS project, as part of his work in the ATLAS experiment, the tasks of the polytechnic were the analysis and storage of large data (Big Data).

Recearches about Special People

The level of civilization of society is determined by the attitude to the most vulnerable members of this society: the elderly, the disabled, children. Sustainable development of the economy is determined by the creation of conditions for the well-being of man and society. The problems of well-being in modern society are among the priority topics that expand the scope of interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists and specialists around the world. This topic is especially relevant for people with special needs.

In Tomsk Polytechnic University, a laboratory for technology to improve the well-being of the elderly was organized, headed by Italian professor Fabio Casati. A joint project by TPU and Kasati scientists aimed at improving the quality of life of older people won the competition of the Russian government and received a grant. As part of a joint study, scientists studied how older people live in Russia and made specific recommendations for improving their well-being. 38 million rubles were allocated for the implementation of the project on the terms of co-financing from the federal budget in 2014-2016.

On the eve of the Senior Generation Day last year, employees talked about the results of work on the GymCentral mobile application. This is a virtual fitness room that helps pensioners not only keep fit, but also make new friends without leaving home. Application development is completed, it has already been tested in five countries. In addition to the application, participants in a virtual training session use a sensor that measures the user's physical activity. Its feature is high sensitivity: unlike analogues, the gadget captures even the slightest activity on the basis of data on human pressure. Accurate information about the user's physical fitness allows you to optimally choose a training program in GymCentral.

Industrial tomography and non-destructive testing Researh

The scientific direction, which is now called “Industrial Tomography and Non-DestructiveTesting”, has been developing at the Tomsk Polytechnic University for several decades. The first versions of betatrons, cyclic electron accelerators, the smallest in the world, were created by university scientists immediately after the war, in the years 1947-1948. The demand for such installations in science and industry immediately became apparent.

Over the years, TPU betatrons have successfully managed to be transformed into non-destructive testing means in production (for industrial tomography). For example, if X-ray machines "see" the steel deep up to 60 mm maximum, then betatron - up to 300 mm. And until now, our university is the only manufacturer in the world of such small accelerators.

There is a need for betatrons at factories manufacturing chemical reactors, large-diameter vessels, and boilers. A large volume of installations is supplied to defense industry enterprises. In connection with the threat of terrorism, another niche for the use of betatrons, screening equipment, has become active. Devices with Tomsk betatrons can be seen everywhere:

From Singapore Customs to Olympic facilities in Sochi.

Robotics and distributed object ManagementofTomsk Polytechnic University

The Tomsk Polytechnic University has always been at the forefront of new trends of the time and the urgent needs of society. As early as 1961, the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering was established at the institute. The development of industry in the USSR urgently required the introduction of electrical measurement and automation devices at various levels; there was a need for qualified specialists in automation, electrical measurements and related disciplines - electronics, radio engineering.

The training of the first robotics specialists began at the faculty exactly 35 years ago. Many years later, the faculty was transformed into the Institute of Cybernetics, on the basis of which in 2017 the Engineering School of Information Technologies and Robotics was formed.

One of the scientific areas that the school’s specialists are engaged in today is robotics and distributed objects management. Other scientists are addressing these problems in the country, but Tomsk Polytechnic University  has firmly taken its own niche - scientists are engaged in control systems for moving and hard-to-reach objects, including group ones.

This, for example, meteorological stations in the Arctic, underwater robots in the deep sea, a swarm of small satellites in space. You need to keep in touch with them, receive signals and pictures from them. It sounds fantastic, but TPU succeeds, as evidenced by the receipt by our scientists of two prizes of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology.

In other words, the Tomsk Polytechnic University seeks to gain a leading position in the fields of developing intelligent navigation systems and group control of robotic complexes, for solving the problems of studying the hydrocosmos and conducting unique studies of the bottom of the oceans in the Arctic shelf

and the Mariana Trench. And also to develop and implement hardware and software for the implementation of the control of a group of small robotic spacecraft for studying Earth's climate changes by global monitoring of its gravitational field and the search for gravitational anomalies.

Hard to extract Natural Resources Researches of Tomsk Polytechnic University

Tomsk Polytehnic University  scientists, for many years dealing with resource efficiency issues, pay close attention to the problems of replenishing vital resources: water, oil and gas. In 2009, TPU was assigned the category of “National Research University” with a program to establish the university as a world-class university, focused on staffing and technology development for a resource-efficient economy.

Today it is one of the most important global challenges facing humanity. Already, 30% of the world's population uses low-quality water. There is evidence that by 2040 about 16% of liquid hydrocarbons will be produced from hard-to-recover reserves. The answer to this challenge to mankind can only be given by scientists with the help of new resource-efficient methods for searching and producing hard-to-recover hydrocarbons, developing new technologies in water treatment and water treatment. The high scientific interest in the problems of research and development of unconventional oil and gas resources is confirmed by the growing number of international conferences and seminars held under the auspices of the largest international associations of geologists and oil engineers: EAGE, SPE, AAPG, etc. (more than 100 in 2015).

Together with PJSC Gazprom Neft, the terms of reference for the work on the topic: “Assessment of the prospects of oil and gas potential of the pre-Jurassic complex in the TomskRegion” were developed and agreed. The main object for setting the works is deposits of hard-to-recover hydrocarbons in licensed areas of PJSC Gazprom Neft. The project is being implemented as part of the Consortium on hard-to-recover reserves with the support of the Tomsk Region Administration, is included in the INO Tomsk project cluster, TPU is the responsible executor of the work and the core of the project.

In addition, TPU scientists are investigating the fractured reservoirs of East Siberia for Rosneft, and they are supervising the implementation of field development projects and creating a technological development scheme for the North Ostaninskoye field for Tomskgazprom.

Researches about Pure Water ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The constant growth of the Earth's population has led to the fact that in the 21st century, fresh water became one of the main problems of mankind. Technical and drinking water is one of the essential resources that are needed not only for the global economy, but also for human survival.

According to world experts, by the middle of the 21st century, natural drinking water in most countries and regions of the world will become a scarce product. Water supply will be provided through the use of expensive technologies for the purification and desalination of sea water, as well as through the import of fresh water from the territory of other states. The problem of fresh water does not pass and the majority of enterprises that need technical fresh water for their activities.

Today, water resources are the second most important after oil and gas resources. In addition to drinking water, a person needs technical fresh water, which is used in hydropower, agriculture, in the production of biofuels, as well as in other industries that use fresh water in their technological and production process. Even in public utilities, the problem of acute shortage of fresh water is one of the first in importance.

Researches about Ecoenergy ofTomsk Polytechnic University

The modern world cannot be imagined without energy and highly qualified specialists in this field. Only the constant development of the energy industry has allowed humanity to enjoy the familiar benefits of civilization. At Tomsk Polytechnic University, power engineers and heat power engineers began to train many years ago, and today these specialists are extremely in demand on the labor market.

Today, Ecoenergetics is coming to the forefront of the scientific fields that are in demand in the world. This is another challenge to humanity, to which TPU is one of the first to respond.

The world needs environmentally friendly energy production with high efficiency using traditional energy sources. And many states, having joined the Paris Agreement, began active research on this topic. Recall that on April 20, 2016, Russia joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. As noted at the Paris Conference, the average temperature on the planet since the pre-industrial period has risen by 1 degree, and further climate change poses a potentially irreversible threat to human society. Therefore, urgent measures must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One of the components of the Paris Agreement is the introduction of the latest technologies for energy, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Tomsk Polytehnic University  today is among the leaders of this scientific field. One of the main tasks that the university has set for itself is the development of new technologies for resource-efficient environmentally friendly energy production. And now TPU, with the support of PJSC Inter RAO, is developing coal gasification technologies that allow more energy to be generated with lower CO2 emissions. The university is also engaged in solid oxide fuel cells for hydrogen energy operating on synthesis gas - a product of coal gasification.

Today, together with the Institute of Thermophysics. S.S. Kutateladze SB RAS, the fundamental principles of the methodology of reliable control of environmental indicators of coal burning in the form of organo coal fuels under the conditions of conductive and convective heating, as well as in conditions of mixed heat transfer, have been developed. In partnership with the Institute of Catalysis named after G.K. Boreskov SB RAS and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Innovations of the University of Nuremberg (Germany) determined the physicochemical mechanisms of interaction of various grades of coal and catalytic additives in the process of gasification.

Two experimental benches that have no analogues were created for studying the processes of ignition of suspensions of organic coal fuels in a vortex and layer mode. The possibility of research in the laboratory of all possible conditions for the ignition and combustion of promising suspensions in thermal power plants is provided. The efficiency of the use of generators based on fuel cells in the distribution energy of the Russian Federation is assessed. And for the first time, experimental studies of the dependence of the ignition times of the original and heat-treated solid fuels on the intensity of the radiant heat fluxusing a continuous laser on an original high-precision installation. Based on the data obtained, the values ​​of the activation energy of the oxidation of fuel during its heterogeneous and homogeneous ignition are determined.

Among the main tasks that energy scientists set themselves - the preparation of the scientific and engineering elite, which is able to effectively solve the problems of sustainable energy supply with minimal impact on the environment. For this, new educational programs “Environmentally friendly technologies for energy conversion” and “Technologies for hydrogen energy” are being created. Programs will be implemented jointly with a number of domestic and foreign partners for specific employers.

TPU scientific schools such as “environmentally friendly technologies for gasification andignition of solid fuels”, “hydrogen energy based on solid oxide fuel cells”, and “technologies for liquefying gaseous energy carriers” should become industry leaders in the near future and gain world recognition. To this end, all the energetics' efforts have now been thrown to the development of fundamental and applied scientific research in the areas of the global agenda to reduce the negative impact of energy on the environment, as well as to expand the field of knowledge in the field of clean energy through collaboration with leading scientific and educational centers. Such as Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India; Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA.

Nuclear technology for medicine Researches of Tomsk Polytechnic University

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is one of the main causes of mortality and permanent disability of the world's population. Annually, about 14 million new cases of the disease and more than 9 million deaths associated with cancer are registered in the world. According to expert estimates, modern methods of nuclear medicine can increase the early detection of malignant tumors from the currently available 40% to 75% and reduce cancer mortality by 25-30%.

TPU to address the challenges of the fight against cancer today represents a number of unique developments and techniques. The university has the only university research nuclear reactor in the Asian part of the country. And in addition to basic research in the field of nuclear physics, university scientists also solve quite applied problems. For example, radiopharmaceuticals are produced for the diagnosis of oncological, cardiological and other serious diseases.

Currently, competencies have been formed in TPU and results have been obtained in promisingareas of nuclear medicine development: a non-waste technology for the productionof technetium has been developed, a line of promising radiopharmaceuticals based on it (antitumor antibiotics, glucose derivatives for cancer diagnosis, nanocolloidal radiopharmaceuticals for imaging sentinel lymph nodes, etc. has been created. ), the technology of neutron therapy was developed, small-sized betatrons of medical designation were created, etc. The results obtained were introduced into the clinical practice.

Accomodation and Housing of Tomsk Polytechnic University

Student house located in Tomsk, is a 14-16-storey building with a total area of 76.500 square meters. Students live in 2 and 3-bed rooms with individual kitchen and bathroom. The kitchens are equipped with induction hob, kettles and fridge. The living rooms have beds, wardrobes, desks, bedside tables, bookshelves and chairs according to the number of residents. During the period of studies at the University each student is provided with a room in a students’ hostel which is equipped with good furniture, appropriate maintenance service, kitchens, shower rooms and other places of common for some extra charge. In the hostels the passing by regime functions and the appropriate protection is ensured.

A place in a comfortable hostel room with a TV set, a telephone, a refrigerator is provided. All conditions for comfortable study of students are created. Everything in our university is done for you, for your benefit and convenience.

There is a library in the university with a fund of 110,000 thousand copies, including 15 languages of the world. The library includes a delivery desk and 2 reading rooms with a total of 300 places.

There is also

  • a wireless Wi-Fi computer network,
  • which currently has over 600 laptops,
  • CPC and other wireless devices of the university staff and students.

More than 5 thousand users are registered in the local network. Every employee, student, student of the preparatory department or faculty of the Far-Eastern Higher Education Department has free access to computers and free access to the worldwide Internet. To meet the needs of students, there are two printing and copying points equipped with copying machines, computers, printers and scanners, including a large format color printer for printing large posters.

Information about Tomsk city

Tomsk was founded in 1604 and served as a fortress, a merchants' city, a centre of the gold rush, and the centre of a huge province covering several regions of today's Russia and Kazakhstan. The establishment in 1888 of the first university beyond the Urals changed Tomsk dramatically. The city is both old and always young; its humming life is filled with hopes, talents, and youthful energy.

Four universities are found within one and a half kilometers! No other city in the world can boast such close proximity of its higher educational institutions. The two more universities are also quite close by; in Tomsk, everything you want is right outside. More than 72,000 students attend classes in Tomsk institutions of higher education, so every eighth resident of Tomsk is a student.

Tomsk has many local cultural institutions, including several drama theaters, a children's theater, and a puppet theater. Major concert venues in the city include the Conservatory Concert Hall and the Tomsk Palace of Sport. The city also has cultural centres dedicated to the German, Polish, and Tatar languages and culture.

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