We were the first engineering school in Russia’s Siberia and Far East to open doors in 1896. Today we are one of Russia’s leading public research universities with focus on applied science and technology. We are a research university with a strong tradition of excellence in the areas of physics, applied engineering, and electronics. Recently, we added nanotechnologies and alternative energy to our research portfolio. Tomsk Polytechnic’s annual research budget of $30 million ranks second among technical and engineering schools in the country. Roughly ten percent of funding comes from outside Russia; we rank second to none in this category.
We are the only academic institution beyond the Urals operating a nuclear reactor on campus for educational purposes. Our nuclear facility has been operational since 1967, and it played a major role in our research effort.
Our school offers a wide variety programs, and we have about 18,000 students enrolled. However, our strengths in teaching go well beyond numbers.We maintain a placement system which connects graduates with prospective employers. As a result, 95 percent of our graduates had job offers at graduation.
We offer a number of dual degree programs through partnership agreements with schools in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. Well over 3,000 international students are enrolled in our programs, making Tomsk Polytechnic a truly multicultural institution. A number of multi-nationals - Microsoft, Danfoss, Lapp Group, SolidWorks - operate research units on our campus.
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