President Awards Commendation to Staff of TPU

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has awarded a commendation to the staff of Tomsk Polytechnic University.

The commendation was awarded for merits in research and academics, training qualified specialists and long-term conscientious work.

Today, TPU is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It was founded as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II in 1896. It remained the only technical higher education institution east of the Urals for a long time. Tomsk Polytechnic University is the oldest technical university in Asian Russia.

Over 170 thousand engineers have graduated from the university for more than 100-year history. TPU graduates and scientists took an active part in land development of the adjacent territories of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the formation of industry and economy of Siberia, the Far East, the republics of Soviet Central Asia. These territories played a key role in the development of the petroleum, coal, metallurgical, nuclear, machine, space, energy and other industries of Russia.

Among TPU graduates and staff, there are six Heroes of the Soviet Union, over 50 Heroes of Socialist Labour, 30 winners of the Lenin Prize and over 300 winners of the USSR State Prizes and the Russian Federation National Awards, over 80 full members and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union, the Academy of Sciences of the Union Republics, the Academy of Sciences of Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, over 450 discoverers of mineral deposits. There were created over 20 higher educational institutions and research institutes on the basis of Tomsk Polytechnic University.

Nowadays, over 11,000 students study at the university, over 4,000 students are international students from 37 countries: Austria, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, India, Iran, Cyprus, China, Mongolia, the USA, the Czech Republic, France and others.

Annually, 400-500 full-time graduates of TPU (around 50%) are employed at the enterprises and organizations of the Tomsk Region. About 1,500 people undergo professional retraining and advanced retraining.

The TPU innovation chain consists of over 50 small innovative enterprises. In 2014-2019, the number of completed works and services by the TPU small innovative enterprises was over 1 billion rubles.

For the benefit of the Tomsk Region, the next network master’s degree programs are implemented:

  • Nuclear Medicine jointly with Siberian State Medical University;
  • Construction of Facilities of Heat Power and Nuclear Engineering jointly with Tomsk State University of Architecture and Construction;
  • Robotics jointly with Tomsk State University and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics and others.