Founded in 1896, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) is the oldest technical educational establishment in the Asian part of Russia. It has made a great contribution to the development of Russian science, education, industry, and culture.
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.
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Upon arrival, an university representative organizes pick up service service at the airport or railway station and helps you to get to the university campus. There, you will be offered to choose a hostel accommodation on your wish. Single and double rooms with shared/unshared bathroom are available in the new-built hostel. All the rooms are equipped with beds, desks, wardrobes, bedside-tables, and central heating. Bed linen and bed linen laundering is provided. There is a shared well-equipped kitchen, laundry and lounge on each floor. A TV-set, fridge, electric kettle are provided in the most comfortable rooms.
Scientific and technical library of TPU is among the largest University libraries in Russia. There are more than 2 million books in Russian, English and oriental languages. TPU students and staff have access to online electronic research and academic resources of the leading publishing houses – Elsevier, Springer, Thomson-Reuters and many others.
The university departments and labs are well-equipped with modern computer facilities, which are widely used in the teaching process.Through using PCs students and staff are able to enhance and develop their computing skills that are very useful in studies and of great importance in future career.
Special clinic for students offers the full range of medical services. There are municipal and private clinics in the vicinity of the campus. The first-aid posts are located in each student hostel. A doctor will offer you a confidential advice on health related problems and provide initial treatment for any illness or injury.
In addition to the academic opportunities on campus there are many options for other kinds of involvement in student life. TPU strives to provide high-quality facilities for those interested in sports. Numerous gymnasiums and sport halls attract students to play basketball, volleyball and tennis.
TPU championships in skiing, volleyball, basketball, and karate take place annually among students and faculty members. Adventurers can brave mountain skiing, rowing, horse riding, motorcycling and even hang-gliding. You may also choose to spend time among tourist, rock-climbing or scuba-diving clubs.
International student club (Interclub) is the eldest IIELC student organization. It has undergone numerous transformations for the period of its existence. Originally it was the organization of TPU foreign students who were eager to have a good time, but then it changed into the informational and educational body that gives its members the chance to tell about their country and to get to know the cultures of other nations, as the Russians say “to show oneself and see the others”.
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This university is good for those who want to get a prestigious education. The only drawback is that the education system is not adjusted properly.
Theachers' English level is not great. Some subjects have been taught in Russian, because there were no teachers who could speak in English even though my program is supposed to be all in English.