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Tomsk Polytechnic University

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.


Being the oldest engineering higher school in the Asian part of Russia, Tomsk Polytechnic University has become an alma mater for generations of graduates, brilliant researchers, inspiring political and public figures, gifted teacher, and excellent engineers. 


Today TPU is 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.


Tomsk Polytechnic University is a scientific center actively participating in the Arctic studies. The University was a co-founder of an international scientific group conducting research in the field of biogeochemical consequences of permafrost degradation in the Arctic Ocean.

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Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

Medical services

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.

Campus life

The total area of all university buildings and laboratories is almost 323,000 square meters, just take a look at Campus Map. The Campus includes 14 dormitories and halls of residence for 8,000 students. A pearl of the Campus is a new 17-story hall of residence for Master and PhD students. In addition, there is the oldest Engineering Library in Siberia, including about 2,7 million books and materials.

Student 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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