Quacquarelli Symonds has published the QS EECA University Rankings 2019 ranging top universities from emerging Europe and central Asia. Tomsk Polytechnic University climbed five positions to reach 35th place. This is the best result among Russian engineering universities outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The published part of the ranking includes 300 best universities of the region in 26 countries. 10 different indicators have all been assessed for this year’s ranking, including academic and employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, papers per faculty, international research network, web impact, staff with a PhD, international faculty and international students of each university.
For one year, TPU has advanced on such indicators as academic reputation, staff with a PhD, papers per faculty, and web impact.
The indicator International research network is new. Using data provided by Scopus, the indicator assesses the degree of international openness in terms of research collaboration for each evaluated institution. Tomsk Polytechnic University is a member of many landmark collaborations in the field of high energy physics. In these terms, TPU scientists take part in the collaborations and departments of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). TPU scientists are involved in the creation of the world’s largest laser on free electrons European XFEL, intended for monitoring the process of chemical reactions. TPU researchers work at DESY (a German electronic synchrotron) and cooperate with colleagues from the National Acceleration Laboratory of KEK (Japan) on research in the field of terahertz radiation.
In addition, TPU is a center for a number of projects such as the International Network Center Chemistry of Future and the International Arctic Siberian Scientific Center.