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TPU (Tomsk Polytechnic University)

TPU (Tomsk Polytechnic University)

Being the oldest engineering higher school in the Asian part of Russia, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. Since its foundation in 1896, TPU has always been a polytechnic institution with a wide range of research and higher education. Today we are a National Research university which places special emphasis on advanced engineering education, creation of resource-efficient technologies, internationalization and integration of research and academic activities.

Total number of students 20,854
Number of students pursuing a Bachelor's degree 10,805
Number of students pursuing a Specialst's degree 8,115
Number of students pursuing a Master's degree 1,934
Number of senior doctoral students 55
Number of doctoral students 860
Percentage of foreign students 18,6%
including percentage of students coming from non-CIS countries 4.7% (fulltime students)


Thematic priorities of the university in the BRICS Network University

The educational programmes, which the university offers to the partner NU universities in the framework of the thematic priorities of BRICS NU


1. Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Description: The aim of educational program is training of highly qualified specialists of international level who will be able to meet the challenge of engineering survey for various construction projects. 

MSc program delivers educational modules both in fundamental and applied areas. Thus it allows to train specialists of two types: practice-oriented type and academic (research) oriented type. Practice-oriented specialists are of particular interest for construction projects of petroleum industry, water sector and others. Training of academic-oriented specialists is caused by the unsolved scientific and methodological issues in the areas water management, engineering survey and regulatory in the area of environmental management.

During MSc program graduates acquire knowledge and skills in the area of hydrometeorological, geotechnical and ecological survey, monitoring of natural water bodies and water utilization system, numerical modeling of hydrological, hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical processes, regulations of water management and environmental engineering.

Educational process is realized by faculty and staff of Department of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeoecology and academic staff of Research and Educational Center “Water” with use of modern multimedia equipment and computer facilities, and unique laboratory equipment.

Material and technical resources:

  • Fundamental research laboratory of hydrogeochemistry, Research and Education Center “Water” 
  • Laboratory of soil science
  • Laboratory of hydrodynamic modeling

contact information: Guseva Natalia,  Head of the Department of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeoecology,

2. Environmental geochemistry

Description: At the Department of Geoecology and Geochemistry, we implement a program of specialists training in the field of geoecology and environmental protection. The program allows you to implement a comprehensive approach in environmental studies, involving geochemical monitoring surveys of natural environments (soil, aerosols, peat, etc.) and living systems (plants, animals, people). Specialists who have mastered this program can work in scientific and environmental organizations at various levels.

contact information: Baranovskaya Natalia, Professor of the Department of Geoecology and Geochemistry,

ITG coordinators from TPU:

Water resources and pollution treatment – Evgeniya Soldatova, Researcher, Research and Education Centre “Water”, Department of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeoecology, Institute of Natural Resources,

Ecology and climate change – Natalia Baranovskaya, Professor of the Department of Geoecology and Geochemistry, Institute of Natural Resources,

BRICS studies – Natalia Trubnikova, Head of Department for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,

Computer science and informational security – Sergey Axyonov, Head of TPU Supercomputing Center, Institute of Cybernetics,

Energy – Vladimir Gubin, Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear and Thermal Power Plants, Institute of Power Engineering,