TPU Keeps Its Rank in THE World University Rankings 2022 by Subject: Physical Sciences

On September 16, 2021, Times Higher Education (THE), a British magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education, released the results of the World University Rankings 2022 by subject, in particular, physical sciences. Tomsk Polytechnic University has kept its rank, ranking 401-500th.

The ranking released by THE makes the top three most prestigious international university rankings along with the QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Compiling both THE World University Rankings and World University Rankings by subjects, experts ranked citations of articles written by university scientists, contribution to innovation, research income, quality of teaching, international outlook, i.e. its opportunities to attract new staff and international students. There was used the statistics and results of the annual global expert survey of representatives of the international academic community and employers.

Nowadays, TPU physicists take an active part in the work of international and Russian mega-science projects: the Large Hadron Collider of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, Switzerland), German Electron Synchrotron (DESY, Germany), the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK, Japan), as well as they are engaged in conducting research at the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL, Germany).

At CERN, the TPU researchers work in a few collaborations and departments at the same time.  Thus, in the CMS experiment collaboration, the university scientists conduct research on measurements of characteristics of a particle beam within the BRIL project. Within the collaboration of the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment, they work on the renewal of the Sci-Fi detector, conduct an analysis of decays of beautiful and charmed mesons, search for exotic particles. Within the collaboration of the NA64 experiment, there are experiments conducted on the search for dark matter. Within the Common Muon and Proton Apparatus for Structure and Spectroscopy (COMPASS) experiment, there is research conducted on hadron structure. The TPU scientists also take part in the creation of the newest methods of diagnostics and beam proton steering of the collider jointly with the CERN Accelerator Systems Department.

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This autumn there will be published new results of the World University Rankings 2022 by subject: computer sciences and engineering.

At the moment, in the other rankings by different subjects, TPU ranks: 23d in the world and the first in Russia in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Engineering – Petroleum, 201-250th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Engineering – Chemical, 201-250th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for Engineering & Technology.