Commenting the ranking results TPU Rector Petr Chubik said:
‘The Times Higher Education Eurasia ranking confirmed the leadership of Tomsk Polytechnic University in a huge macroregion which covers 15 percent of the Earth’s population and a fifth part of the world’s land area. I would like to emphasize that for the first time TPU joined the top 3 best universities of the official THE ranking. Only Russian MSU and MIPT are ahead of us.
Countries and universities featured in the ranking are important for us. They are our long-standing, traditional partners on the market of scientific and educational services. Now over 2,300 students and PhD students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and other macroregion countries study at Tomsk Polytechnic University. TPU researchers conduct a number of R&D projects commissioned by leading industrial companies and universities from these countries. The results in THE ranking certainly strengthen the TPU position as one of the world’s leading scientific and educational centers, and will allow us to expand our presence in the Middle East and other parts of Eurasia.’
The table is compiled based on 13 performance indicators of university activities. They are grouped into five areas: Teaching (learning environment), Research (volume, income, and reputation), Citations (research influence), International outlook (staff, students, and research), and Industry income (knowledge transfer).
It is worth noting that Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia, where the new ranking was launched, is held at Kazan Federal University under the motto Uniting East and West in an emerging world research and innovation hub. The Summit brings together 250 delegates from 20 countries and over 30 speakers of the world level. In the framework of the summit the participants will discuss such topics as the higher education as a driver of regional development, global impact of world-class research, national initiatives of academic excellence as key success factors, research in the Silk Road region and its new unique prospects, and universities in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution – challenges and prospects.
Rector Petr Chubik and Vice Rector for External Affairs Lilia Kiriyanova represent Tomsk Polytechnic University at the Summit.