TPU is an interdisciplinary complex research center, operating in various fields of science and engineering driven by the main goal - achieve international excellence and become a world-class scientific and educational center. The university is proud of its highly qualified research and academic teams, including doctors of sciences and PhD holders, academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Having the long-standing traditions and currently being one of the best technical universities in the Asia-Pacific part of Russia, TPU confidently looks forward and takes leading positions in national and international rankings.

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The university's goal is to improve the country competitiveness through internationalization and integration of research and education projects, and training of engineering specialists. TPU encourages and facilitates the generation of new knowledge, innovative ideas, and development of resource-efficient technologies.

Tomsk Polytechnic University is both an advanced training center and a trustworthy partner of large industrial actors, facilitating implementation of the joint research projects and thereby making a significant contribution to the development of Russia’s industry in general.

TPU inventions

TPU is networking and developing collaboration with international organizations in the field of technology transfer, ensuring the launch of its products and inventions in the international market.

Along the fact, TPU is one of the largest Russian technical university, it is a scientific and educational center with the advanced infrastructure, used for scientific and innovative research projects and training of highly qualified specialists.

Tomsk is, with good reason, considered as a student city since a significant part of the local population is students with a total number of more than 100,000.

Today, Tomsk is both a city, respecting its historical traditions and a city of youth, where every fifth is a student – a person the future belongs to!


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Vladimir P. Vavilov
Professor, Higher Doctoral Degree, Head of Thermal Control Methods Lab,School of Earth Sciences & Engineering

"For me, the words “Siberia”, “Tomsk, “Tomsk Polytechnic University” are an element of national pride. Having experience in multiple research organizations around the world and working in TPU since 1972, I see that we have reasonable claims to…

Rodriguez Kontreras Raul David
a professor,
at the Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences and a winner of the university contest - 120 New Names of TPU.

"I chose Tomsk Polytechnic University for my work due to its high potential. The university demonstrates serious ambitions to become one of the TOP-100 world universities. I am an ambitious person as well and hope that my work here, in some way, will…

Jean Claude Legros
Heat-Mass Transfer Simulation Lab, Institute of Power Engineering of TPU
President of the Industrial Research Centre (CRI) of Université Libre de Bruxelles, Senior Consultant at Euro Heat Pipes Inc.

"We have recently started our collaboration and now we are writing papers for highly cited journals. The people are willing to work and they take care of all the questions, so I can totally focus on research. I am constantly learning from colleagues…

Eugenia Sheremet
a professor,
Research School of High-Energy Physics and a winner of the university contest – 120 New Names of TPU.

"At Tomsk Polytechnic University we have found a unique interdisciplinary environment providing conditions for the truly interesting research projects. In addition, there are many highly qualified and dedicated people. Here we can carry out projects…

Jean-Christophe Lata
Researcher, Department of Geoecology and Geochemistry, Institute of Natural Resources of TPU
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

"In 2007 among all Russian universities I chose TPU because of its strong scientific background and knowledge of the region, motivated and proactive people and well-organized infrastructure. In addition, Tomsk is a nice historical city with very…

Alfa Edison Ilela
an assistant,
at the Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, the School of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Engineering

"Tomsk Polytechnic University provides the best education in the area of global problems solutions. Here we receive advanced knowledge, related to science and engineering. TPU allows every staff member and student, regardless of their cultural or national…