TPU and University of Burgundy-Franche-Comte become partners

On the anniversary of Tomsk Polytechnic University, May 11, Petr Chubik, Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Nicolas Chaillet, President of the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté, signed an agreement on international cooperation. The universities will elaborate joint academic programs, exchange students and faculty and conduct large research projects.

Photo: Petr Chubik, Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Nicolas Chaillet, President of the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté

 

‘The University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté is one of the largest universities in France. It is similar to us through participation in a program like the 5-100 Project in which 20 French universities take part. It is similar to Tomsk Consortium in that it unites six research centers each of which is legally independent. We are very interested in such experience. We have long-standing cooperation with TPU and today we have expanded it. It is well known that France has high-end engineering schools. We have already outlined a series of joint projects.

We are planning to launch at least one DD master program, maintain joint participation in European programs and in projects aimed at receiving megagrants for scientific research,’

said Petr Chubik.

‘We have chosen Tomsk Polytechnic University as it has a long-term history of engineering education.

We believe that TPU is the Russia’ best university which educate highly qualified engineers,’

said Nicolas Chaillet.

The University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté (UBFC) is the association of universities and higher education institutions (ComUE) for institutions of higher education and research in the French region of Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

The University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté brings together the following institutions:

The University of Burgundy; the University of Franche-Comté; Université de technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard; École nationale supérieure de mécanique et des microtechniques; École nationale supérieure de biologie appliquée à la nutrition et à l'Alimentation (AgroSup Dijon); École supérieure de commerce de Dijon. in 2016, the university entered the top 600 of the THE World University rankings. in the THE Young University Rankings it ranks 101-150. 55 thousands students study at the University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté, 11% out of them are from abroad.