Victor Dyomin congratulated all employees and students of TPU on New Year and Christmas.
“Dear TPU teachers, employees, students, and graduates! Soon we will enter the New Year. Everyone makes wishes on the threshold of the new future. We are no exception, summing up and setting new goals.
Last year, the university life was determined by a strategy of strengthening its scientific and educational potential as a world-class research university, focused on creation of technological innovations and their staffing. TPU looks decent in all national and international university rankings, following the development programs and the progress of the Project 5-100. In 2019, TPU is the first and only Russian university which entered the top 100 best world universities by the Shanghai ranking by subject Mechanical Engineering. TPU took the ninth position in Forbes Russian University Ranking, being the highest non-capital university in this ranking.
Last year is full of important strategic decisions in many areas of the university. This is a transition to personal learning paths for students, expanding the portfolio of unique master and postgraduate programs that meet the best international standards and practices.
This is support of frontier research, aimed at creating breakthrough and promising cross-cutting technologies.This is the preparation and development of scientific and technological experts. The first defense of dissertation in one of the new councils with the right to independently award the degree of candidate and doctor of sciences was held in the middle of the year.
2019 will be remembered as a year of active promotion of the TPU brand. For the first time in the university history, TPU held the International Week”, which became another bridge, allowing expanding the international integration of Tomsk universities, and TPU, into the world scientific and educational space.
We are open for cooperation that expands our capabilities. Last year, the first real steps were taken in shaping of the “Big University”, with the participation of TPU. Tomsk science must combine scientific, educational, and infrastructural potential, to compete with world university centers. Tomsk Polytechnic University, as an internationally recognized hub for technological innovation, plays an important large role in it.
Organizational and managerial decisions, dictated by the global challenges of today's fast-paced world, make this year special.
In general, the old year can be considered as a springboard, which has given the university the new management team with the necessary impetus for the entire 2020 year, which promises to be considerably important.
If we look back we managed to do and achieve a lot. Tomsk Polytechnic University owes its success to all and each of you. Our unity, a general focus on high-quality engineering education and new achievements help maintain and strengthen the high reputation of TPU as one of the leading engineering universities in the country and the world.
We still have much to do and professional polytechnics can have only one forecast - optimistic! We can be sure that in 2020, everything we dream about today will come true! May the new year be bright, generous and prosperous!
May it bring to each of you everything that a person needs for happiness: the warmth of the hearth, peace, love and attention of loved ones, friends and colleagues, health, strength and energy for new discoveries, routines and achievements! Happy New Year friends!
Victor Dyomin, Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University