Master students from TPU and CTU defend double degree diplomas

Graduates of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) have defended their master’s theses under the double degree program Electric Power Generation and Transportation. For two years, the master students studied electrical engineering at both universities and now they will be awarded diplomas of the Russian and the Czech universities. 

Photo: The thesis defense of Radim Stolfa

The program graduates are specialists in the field of electric power generation both from conventional and renewable energy sources.

Program manager at TPU Iliyas Rakhmatullin says: 

‘The academic program is focused on resource efficiency and energy saving. Students spend 1 year at TPU, the other – at the Department of Management and Economics of the Faculty of Electric Engineering, CTU in Prague.

There the students gain specialized knowledge and learn to perform an economic evaluation of projects.’

This year in total 10 people have graduated from the program, two of them are the representatives of Czech Technical University in Prague. In the master’s thesis, Radim Stolfa presented the outcomes of a comparative study of photovoltaic stations in the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic. Karel Andrle studied the application of solar energy in electrical transport. 

Photo: The defense of Karel Andrle

‘The main thing in cooperation with the Czech Republic is the professional development of students. The program is fully delivered in English. In addition, they spend a year in the foreign country, where they become independent individuals and acquire many opportunities to give a good account of themselves and find a decent job,’ says Iliyas Rakhmatullin. ‘Some graduates of the program are going to continue their studies in postgraduate school.’