The University core competencies lie in the area of engineering and applied sciences. TPU is a research university with a solid background in the areas of physics, applied engineering, and electronics. Along with this, TPU added nanotechnologies and alternative energy to its research portfolio. Tomsk Polytechnic University annual research budget of $30 million ranks second among technical and engineering schools in the country.
Tomsk University is only an academic institution in Russia operating a nuclear reactor on campus for educational purposes. The nuclear facility has been operational since 1967, and it played a major role in the research effort.
The research and engineering schools offer a wide variety of degrees and programs. In total, there are about 14,000 students enrolled.
TPU pursues a policy related to networking graduates with prospective employers. As a result, 95 percent of university graduates had job offers at graduation. Finally, TPU has developed an excellent ecosystem that allows new talent to flourish within innovative research programs and collaborations.
The TPU programs thrive through collaboration with other academic and industrial organizations. The University is a member of Conceiving - Designing - Implementing - Operating (CDIO) framework, originally launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER). TPU is also an associate member at Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER), which serves as an umbrella for twelve European universities focusing on science and engineering.
We offer several double degree programs through partnership agreements with universities from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and others. Over 3,000 international students are enrolled in programs, making Tomsk Polytechnic University a multicultural institution. Along with this, several multi-national companies such as Microsoft, Danfoss, Lapp Group, SolidWorks operate research units on the university campus.