New Year of Achievements

Tomsk Polytechnic University’s Rector Petr Chubik congratulates on upcoming New Year all the polytechnicers – faculty, staff, students and alumni of the school.

TPU Rector Petr Chubik


Dear polytechnicers!

… New 2017 Year is coming that means it’s time to turn over a new page of our life calendar. The picture of the outgoing year is consisted of events and occasions featuring it as a “special”. The major feature of 2016 is the anniversary of our beloved University, remembered by massive celebration and the World Resource Efficiency Forum. Our experience shows: the era of collective achievements has not passed. All together, we are moving to the set goals and our way in complicated and turning points was marked with advancements again. Step by step we are gaining our own niche in the global coordinate system. TPU has improved its position in the QS World University Rankings, rising by almost one hundred points and taking the 400th place. Toward the close of the year the University ranked in the top -100 of the world’s leading universities out of 50 countries according to the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017 . In prestigious national rankings TPU has reserved its place in the top -10 of the best universities in Russia and confirmed its status as a leading research university, developing as world-class research and education center.

For the second time (after 2005) TPU was honored with one the prestigious award – the Russian Federation’s Government Quality Award. The highest government appreciation was given to the work of highly qualified faculty of TPU, our efforts on the development of our facilities, the introduction of novel educational techniques, establishing efficient partnerships with employers.

The past year was the year of the unprecedented consolidation of strengths, resources, the improvement of social infrastructure, a serious integration into the global scientific research. 

The result of hard work is obvious – TPU campus grew up with a new modern 17-storey dormitory, a swimming facility, Science Park, as a result of the modernization seven student dormitories gained new life. On the account of “science year” is the world’s first 3D-printer, unique subsea robots, advanced materials for extreme conditions…

Further strengthening of the University as a network center of excellence in the field of resource efficient technologies, the formation of Strategic Academic Units having calendar development plans, reorganization of the structure and scientific and education policies focused on the 5-100 Project’s objectives, achievements of significant results in scientific, educational and innovative activities are signs of the past year, certainly making weather of upcoming 2017. The future is always goes hand in hand with the past, so we are full of optimism: all conceived will come true!

Dear friends! All the great consists of the small. In your own group, in the department, in a laboratory, at an Institute every one of you is a real party of changes going at the University. It is because of your own personal victories a bright picture of 2016 for the entire University was formed.

I am convinced that our joint efforts will make again next year the next stage of TPU achievements. As to develop is always to set a new bar for growth.

I sincerely wish you great success in your studying and work, joy and goodness, peace and harmony in the family! May the New Year fulfill all your most cherished dreams and wishes! Remember that wishes are not given to us without a reason - they are given us with the strength to implement them ... Good luck, inspiration, recognition, wins, benefits, love, energy, optimism, strength, health - all that can make an individual be happy!

Happy New Year!”


Rector of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University

Prof Petr Chubik

30 December 2016

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