Photo: focusTerra center
According to the QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich takes the 10th place in the world and the first place among technical universities in Europe. There is focusTerra which represents the Earth Science Research and Information Center of ETH Zurich. The center possesses a rich minerals collection which was replenished with the Backchar ore sample. In 1958 a PhD student of TPU Alexander Babin discovered the Backchar iron ore field.
Tomsk Polytechnic University’s delegation also got familiar with activities of the Swiss university and met its Rector Sarah Springman. The rectors discussed further cooperation between the best technical university in continental Europe and one of the best engineering university in Russia and signed a memorandum of intent.