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TPU Continues Walking Tours around TPU in June

The walking tours will be led for all interested people from June 10 to 30. The duration of the walking tours is about 90 minutes. To join the walking tour, it is required to register by phone 8 (3822) 70-56-71. The registration is available from Monday to Thursday, from 08.30 to 17.00 and on Friday until 16.00 (lunch break is from 13.00 to 14.00). The number of participants is limited (up to 10 people per walking tour). All the walking tours will be led in strict compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions. To join the walking tour, it is required to take a passport and a mask.

Tomsk citizens can attend an updated European Quarter walking tour, which will be led not only around the complex of the old TPU academic buildings in downtown Tomsk but also will be led at the territory of the Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant.

“Staff members of the TPU Museum Complex will share the stories about the construction of the historic university campus, a part of which became federal and regional landmarks. During the walking tours, Tomsk citizens will not only walk around the campus but also will visit a gasworks nowadays located at the territory of the Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant. For instance, participants of the walking tours will know who constructed the gasworks, what a gas holder is and why a university needed engineering workshops,” the staff members of the TPU Museum Complex specifies.

Furthermore, all interested people can learn the mysteries of the TPU main building (30, Lenin Avenue). During the walking tour devoted to the university main building, there will be given answers to the questions: why does the university need a safe weighing 2 t, what was supposed to be in the Assembly Hall and why lions are symbols of TPU.

Schedule:

The European Quarter walking tour is on 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 June at 15.00.

The Mysteries of TPU Main Building walking tour is on 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 June at 15.00.

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The TPU. Engineers. Stories project coincides with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of TPU.

TPU Campus Receives Outdoor Library

The TPU campus has received a BookCrossing point. It is set up next to the TPU International Culture Center (13v Usov Street) and has already received the first publications. All people willing to read books and not only students and university staff can use a bookcase.

On the 125th anniversary of TPU, Tomsk Electronic Company equipped a bookcase for BookCrossing. The university turns 125 years in the Year of Science and Technology.

“Of course, 125 years is an important date. For the comparison, this year, we turn 21 years, however, we have been cooperating with TPU all this time.

Nowadays, over one third of all the company staff who obtained a higher education is TPU graduates. These are over 180 people, about 80 of them take senior positions. Annually, TPU students pass on-the-job training and a pre-graduation practice at the enterprise. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary, we made a decision to present TPU students a book gift,”

Andrey Shestakov, Director General of Tomsk Electronic Company, says.

“At all times, a wide horizon stands out a good engineer. The TPU Library began to develop together with the university. It became the first university technical library on the territory of Siberia and the Far East. Vladimir Obruchev, an outstanding scientist and geologist, a famous science fiction writer, supervised the work of the Library during the first years of its presence. TPU students always read a lot of literature: professional and fictional. Due to the initiative of our partners, TPU students and Tomsk citizens will have an opportunity to simply and easily exchange favorite books,” Mikhail Solovyov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, notes.

The company plans to occasionally replenish books on the shelves of the outdoor library holding a vote on their social media.

New Sports Ground Opens on TPU Campus on 125th Anniversary

A new sports ground has been opened on the TPU campus on the 125th anniversary of TPU. There were played friendly football matches among students, staff members and university graduates.

The new sports ground is located on the TPU campus next to the residence halls (18a Pirogov Street). Mikhail Solovyov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, greeted the sportsmen and fans.

“TPU is not only studying, research, a future career but also unlimited opportunities for active and sports life. No wonder, here at TPU, outstanding sportsmen began their life’s journeys. These days, TPU students and staff members take part and win competitions of all levels: from city championships to European and world ones. A new sports ground is a wonderful gift on the university’s anniversary. May it be more physical training, more brave goals and victories!” he said.

The representative teams of students, staff members and university graduates took part in the friendly football matches. They played two matches, each of them included two half-times per 10 minutes. The competition was held according to the futsal rules. The student representative team won the match, while the graduate representative took the 3d position.

Victor Rulevsky, Rector of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics, played for the team of TPU graduates.

“Since my childhood, I have been involved in a great atmosphere of football and team games with a ball. During my study at university, I was engaged in this kind of sport, took an active part in competitions. I express my congratulations to TPU on the transformation of this sports ground. Due to the artificial turf, both youth and professional sportsmen can play on this sports ground. I wish all members of the TPU community success and new victories,” Victor Rulevsky said.

There was awarded a penalty kick in the final of the friendly matches. Maksat Smagulov, Senior Trainer of the TPU Division for Physical Education and Ivan Shanenkov, Associate Professor of the TPU Division for Power and Electrical Engineering, became the leaders of the championship. Roman Tabakaev, Research Fellow of the TPU Butakov Research Center, was recognized as the best goalkeeper.

TPU Screens Films Based on Works of Vladimir Obruchev and Alexander Kazantsev

The TPU Museum Complex is screening films for all interested people in May. Tomsk citizens are invited to watch films about researchers, scientists and engineers. Among these films are The Sannikov Land and Planet of Storms based on the works of the TPU graduates.

The film screenings will be held in the multimedia classroom of the TPU History Museum (321 Classroom, the 3d floor, the TPU main building, 30 Lenin Avenue) on Tuesday and Thursday at 18.30 in strict compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions. The number of seats is limited. To watch a film, it is required to register by phone 8 (3822) 70-56-71.

“The first film screening will be held on May 11 and will be coincided with the celebration of the 125th anniversary that TPU is celebrating in the Year of Science and Technology announced by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. We invite members of the TPU community, Tomsk citizens and guests of the city to watch The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), a biographical drama. The film with Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel starring tells about the short life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematician (1887-1920). To join, it is required to register by phone 34-32-30,” the staff of the TPU Museum Complex says.

Schedule of film screenings:

13 May — Deepwater Horizon (2016), a disaster film based on real events.

18 May — The Sannikov Land (1972-1973), an adventure film based on the 1924 novel of the same name by Vladimir Obruchev.

20 May — Engineer Kochin’s Error (1939), a detective film.

25 May — Planet of Storms (1961), a Soviet science-fiction film based on the story by a TPU graduate Alexander Kazantsev, who took part in writing the film’s scenario. Some episodes of Star Wars.

27 May — Interstellar (2014), an epic science fiction film by Christopher Nolan.

“The 2021 anniversary year for TPU is announced the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. All the films are somehow related to discoveries, development of technologies: space exploration, aviation, ecology and the petroleum industry. All these fields are actively developed at TPU. Moreover, two films: The Sannikov Land and Planet of Storms are based on the works by Vladimir Obruchev and Alexander Kazantsev, members of the TPU community. Kazantsev also took part in writing a scenario for Planet of Storms that became a kind of manual for Hollywood directors shooting science fiction films. For instance, George Lucas, a director of Star Wars adopted a series of visual and technical techniques and after used them in his space saga,” the organizers note.

Gazprombank Contributes 1 Million Rubles in TPU Endowment Fund on 125th Anniversary

Gazprombank has made a contribution to the TPU Endowment Fund on the celebration of the 125th anniversary of TPU.

Dmitry Litvinenko, Head of the Tomsk branch of Gazprombank, presented a certificate of 1 million rubles to Andrey Yakovlev, Acting Rector of TPU.

“Many thanks to you for the long-term support of the university,” the Rector thanked.

Since 2010, Gazprombank has made contributions to the TPU Endowment Fund. As a university partner, the bank provided an opportunity to make a fee-free online payment in the Endowment Fund using Visa and Mastercard cards.

In 2019, Gazprombank allocated 10 million rubles to implement a project of an access control system at TPU. In 2020, the leadership of Gazprombank made a contribution of 2 million rubles to the TPU Endowment Fund. This contribution has become the largest one-off donation in the Endowment Fund history.

Moreover, Gazprombank annually supports the projects of the university development and initiatives of TPU students.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko Expresses Greetings to TPU on 125th Anniversary

Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, expressed his greetings to Tomsk Polytechnic University on its 125th anniversary.

“For 125 years, Tomsk Polytechnic University has made a huge contribution in the development of education, science, industry not only of Siberia and the Far East but also of entire Russia. TPU was founded as Tomsk Technological Institute of Practical Engineers of Emperor Nicholas II and always distinguished by its focus on solving real tasks with the application of groundbreaking research,” the greeting says.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that scientists, experts, graduates of TPU took part in the discovery and development of deposits, construction of industrial enterprises, creation of facilities at large-scaled enterprises, space exploration, creation of the nuclear industry. Nowadays, they work in the breakthrough fields taking part in Arctic research, conducting experiments at the International Space Station, joining the largest international research projects, developing the technologies of artificial intelligence, generating new materials, developing modern medicine and many others. The combination of the research approach and engineering school remains unchangeable for achieving high results.

He also emphasized that the potential of TPU is confirmed by its ranks in national and international rankings. The university is a participant in the federal and regional development programs, a partner of leading state corporates, one of the centers of Russian education export.

“May university graduates be in demand and successful due to the application of modern educational standards at TPU, as well as the formation of relevant competences of the digital economy. I wish you development, active participation in the achievement of national goals set up by the President of the Russian Federation.

I wish professors, teachers, staff members and students love what you do, discoveries and joy from the results! I wish everyone good health and success!” Dmitry Chernyshenko addressed the TPU staff.

President Awards Commendation to Staff of TPU

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has awarded a commendation to the staff of Tomsk Polytechnic University.

The commendation was awarded for merits in research and academics, training qualified specialists and long-term conscientious work.

Today, TPU is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It was founded as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II in 1896. It remained the only technical higher education institution east of the Urals for a long time. Tomsk Polytechnic University is the oldest technical university in Asian Russia.

Over 170 thousand engineers have graduated from the university for more than 100-year history. TPU graduates and scientists took an active part in land development of the adjacent territories of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the formation of industry and economy of Siberia, the Far East, the republics of Soviet Central Asia. These territories played a key role in the development of the petroleum, coal, metallurgical, nuclear, machine, space, energy and other industries of Russia.

Among TPU graduates and staff, there are six Heroes of the Soviet Union, over 50 Heroes of Socialist Labour, 30 winners of the Lenin Prize and over 300 winners of the USSR State Prizes and the Russian Federation National Awards, over 80 full members and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union, the Academy of Sciences of the Union Republics, the Academy of Sciences of Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, over 450 discoverers of mineral deposits. There were created over 20 higher educational institutions and research institutes on the basis of Tomsk Polytechnic University.

Nowadays, over 11,000 students study at the university, over 4,000 students are international students from 37 countries: Austria, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, India, Iran, Cyprus, China, Mongolia, the USA, the Czech Republic, France and others.

Annually, 400-500 full-time graduates of TPU (around 50%) are employed at the enterprises and organizations of the Tomsk Region. About 1,500 people undergo professional retraining and advanced retraining.

The TPU innovation chain consists of over 50 small innovative enterprises. In 2014-2019, the number of completed works and services by the TPU small innovative enterprises was over 1 billion rubles.

For the benefit of the Tomsk Region, the next network master’s degree programs are implemented:

Nuclear Medicine jointly with Siberian State Medical University; Construction of Facilities of Heat Power and Nuclear Engineering jointly with Tomsk State University of Architecture and Construction; Robotics jointly with Tomsk State University and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-Electronics and others.

Photo Exhibition on 125th Anniversary of TPU Opens on Main Square of Tomsk

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Tomsk Polytechnic University, on Novo-Sobornaya Square, there will be arranged a 125 Years of TPU photo exhibition devoted to the university history, its famous graduates and achievements.

On May 11, on the day of the anniversary, Andrey Yakovlev, Acting Rector of TPU, Mikhail Ratner, Acting Mayor of Tomsk and Chingis Akataev, Chairman of the Tomsk City Duma, see the exhibition at 09.30.

Guests will become familiar with the foundation history of TPU from the moment when Count Sergey Witte, Minister of Finance of the Russian Empire, allocated the money for the construction, as well as will see copies of historic documents and archive photos of the university buildings.

The outdoors exhibition will tell about outstanding TPU scientists, their ideas and inventions, the TPU role in the technological and economic development of Tomsk, the Tomsk Region and Russia as well.

Reference:

Tomsk Polytechnic University is the oldest technical university in Asian Russia. It was founded as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II in 1896. It remained the only technical higher education institution east of the Urals for a long time. In May 2021, TPU celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Students’ Pedestrian Street Opens on Day of 125th Anniversary of TPU

In honor of the 125th anniversary, on May 11, there will be arranged a students’ pedestrian street next to the TPU International Culture Center. Everyone interested can have a walk around.,

All student communities of TPU will be presented at the pedestrian street. They have prepared for guests of the celebration several venues. There will be possible to make a souvenir for yourself using 3D pens, conduct a chemical experiment, become familiar with the inventions of TPU scientists.

“We want on this day that everyone will have an opportunity to express his greetings to Tomsk Polytechnic University on the 125th anniversary. There will be set up a big banner at the pedestrian street where any person can leave his kind words and greetings,” the organizers add.

There will be also arranged sports venues, where will be possible to take part in a relay race or board games.

The celebration starts in front of the TPU International Culture Center (13b Usov Street) at 16.30.

Students and Postgraduates to Receive Double Scholarship on 125th Anniversary of TPU

Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree students, as well as postgraduates of Tomsk Polytechnic University will receive a double scholarship in May.

This decision has been made due to the celebration of the 125th anniversary of TPU.

Moreover, May 11, the day of the main festive events, will be a day for individual study for students (a day without classes).

The program of the festive events is available here.

There is a service for writing anniversary wishes to the university, professors or groupmates on the special website of TPU. All the interested people can choose a prepared template or create their own greeting cards.

Reference:

Tomsk Polytechnic University was founded by the Ministry of Public Education of the Russian Empire as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II on April 29, 1896 (May 11, 1896, by the Gregorian calendar). It became the first engineering university in Asian Russia. Dmitry Mendeleev took an active part in establishing the university and its Department of Chemistry in particular. The first classes began in autumn 1900.

Tomsk Guides to Tell about TPU History and Mysteries

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary, Tomsk Polytechnic University invites Tomsk citizens and guests of the city to join free TPU. Engineers. Stories walking tours. The staff of the TPU Museum Complex and the famous Tomsk tour guides will tell about the history and architecture of the old campus, students’ life and outstanding professors.

The walking tours will be led from May 11 to 31. The duration of each tour is about 90 minutes. To join a walking tour, it is required to register by phone 8 (3822) 70-56-71. The registration is available from Monday to Friday, from 08.30 to 17.45.

A guide Elena Erofeeva will tell Tomsk citizens about TPU and its people. Participants will know about the discoveries and fortunes of the famous TPU scientists: Vladimir Obruchev, Efim Zubshev, Pavel Gudkov, Boris Weinberg, Nikolay Semenov, Nikolay Kamov, Nikolay Nikitin, the Sulakshins and others.

“Since the moment of the foundation, TPU attracts brilliant specialists and students. Somebody stays in Tomsk, somebody leaves after some time, but TPU became a life-changing choice for everyone at a certain stage of life,” the organizers say.

A TPU graduate and explorer of architecture and history Artyom Drozdov invites to the Walk around TPU: Walled up Catacombs walking tour (7+).

The old buildings keep a lot of mysteries and puzzles. For instance, Engineering Department building No.4 had a basement floor, from that now only windows at a depth of three meters under the ground and dead-end underground pedestrian galleries remain. Artyom Drozdov will show the remains of the old thermal power station and mysterious gasworks that is located in the territory of Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant (TEMZ) nowadays.

European Quarter: Past and Present is a walking tour led by Daria Pavlova. The European Quarter is a territory in downtown Tomsk, where the building complex of former Tomsk Technological Institute appeared in the early XX century. During the walk, Daria Pavlova will tell about the history and architecture of the old university buildings and will suggest participants compare how the quarter look has changed during 125 years.

Ekaterina Kirsanova will lead the Intimate TPU: about Private Life of the Big University walking tour. She will tell how and where TPU professors and students lived in the early XX century and how their houses were set up.

The staff of the TPU Museum Complex Vadim Lobanov, Svetlana Grigorieva will share the stories about the construction of the historic university campus, a part of that became federal or regional landmarks. Participants of the European Quarter walking tour will know who designed the TPU main building, Physical and Chemical Department buildings, as well as will know who headed the construction and what innovations were used.

The number of participants is limited. All the walking tours will be led in strict compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions.

125 Years of TPU: How University to Celebrate Its Anniversary

This year, Tomsk Polytechnic University is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Festive events are being held throughout the year, while the main events are scheduled on May 11. A festive meeting of the Academic Council and a marathon of sports competition are held, as well as a photo exhibition and students' pedestrian street are opened on this day.

“From the very beginning of its history, Tomsk Polytechnic University became a center of the development of technical science, expansion of advanced technologies. Nowadays, TPU has a unique specialization, historically combining research and engineering education cores.

The 125th anniversary of TPU is a large-scale holiday not only for students, professors and university staff but also for the entire region as a whole.

The celebration format of the 125th anniversary of TPU has been changed due to the epidemiological situation in Russia, however, we have prepared the program making this long-awaited event bright and memorable,” Andrey Yakovlev, Acting Rector of TPU, emphasizes.

The celebration begins with a floral tribute to the commemorative plaques of the TPU outstanding scientists and graduates. The memorial ceremony begins next to the TPU academic buildings at 08.30.

The festive staff awards ceremony is held in the assembly hall of the TPU main building at 11.00. The festive meeting of the Academic Council and conferral of 125 years of TPU anniversary medals begins in the TPU International Culture Center at 15.00. The festive meetings of the Academic Councils are held in all the TPU Schools.

Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of the Tomsk Region, Chairman of the TPU Supervisory Board, is taking part in the festive events.

The 125 years of TPU photo exhibition is opened on Novo-Sobornaya Square for Tomsk citizens and guests of the city. The photo exhibition is devoted to bright moments of the university history, famous TPU people and their achievements. Andrey Yakovlev, Acting Rector of TPU, Mikhail Ranter, Acting Mayor of Tomsk and Chingis Akataev, Chairman of the Tomsk City Duma, open the exhibition.

During the day, sports competition such as a friendly futsal match, achieving qualifying standards of the All-Russian Physical Culture Training Program (GTO), a team sports festival are held for students and university staff. The schedule of the matches is available on the website.

On May 11, on the day of the anniversary, the 125 km of TPU final race finishes. The race participants from Moscow, St Petersburg, Sakha, Tyumen, Surgut, Kemerovo, as well as from Africa, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan run the final kilometer. The race begins next to the TPU academic building No. 2 at 10.10.

Photo booths are available on the TPU campus all day long. Anniversary wishes are played during a special audio transmission.

The doors of the TPU academic buildings are opened all day long: all interested people can see magnificent classical interiors of the buildings of the early XX century. A film screening is arranged for fans of popular science and science fiction films in the Museum of the TPU main building. The Land of Sannikov and Star Wars are screened.

From 16.00, creative teams give performances on the students’ pedestrian street (venues on the TPU campus).

All the events are held in strict compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions.

During a few weeks, Tomsk citizens can join walking tours around the TPU campus led by the best Tomsk guides within the TPU. Engineers. Stories project. There is a service for writing anniversary wishes to the university, professors or groupmates on the special website of TPU. All the interested people can choose a prepared template or create their own greeting cards.

The full program of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of TPU is on the website.

Reference:

Tomsk Polytechnic University was founded by the Ministry of Public Education of the Russian Empire as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II on April 29, 1896 (May 11, 1896, by the Gregorian calendar). It became the first engineering university in Asian Russia. Dmitry Mendeleev took an active part in establishing the university and its Department of Chemistry in particular. The first classes began in autumn 1900.