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9:42 PM  November 30, 2018

TPU 2d after MSU among Russian universities in THE engineering rating

© РИА Томск. Павел СтефанскийTPU 2d after MSU among Russian universities in THE engineering rating

TOMSK, Nov 30 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) confirmed high positions among Russian universities in the Engineering and Technology subject ranking, compiled by the British agency Times Higher Education (THE); also Tomsk Polytechnic University for the first time entered the rating of THE Computer Science, the press service of TPU reported on Friday.

Earlier it was reported that in 2017, TPU entered the group 151-175 and became the second among Russian universities in the subject rating of THE in Engineering and technology direction, giving way to Moscow State University. In the general ranking of leading universities in the world of THE, TPU in 2018 entered the group 501-600.

According to the press service of TPU, the British edition of THE on Friday, November 30, presented the results of two university rankings in separate subject areas: "Engineering and Technology" and "Computer Science (informatics)". The published part of the "Computer Science (informatics)" rating includes 684 universities, and the "Engineering and Technologies" – 903.

"Tomsk Polytechnic University was included in the 201-250 group in the "Engineering and Technology" rating. Among all Russian universities only Moscow State University has higher positions. Also TPU entered the Computer Science (Informatics) rating for the first time, group 401-500", – is said in the statement.

It is added that high indicators of TPU are based on extensive engineering studies of scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University in various fields. The University is an active participant of six large collaborations of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and participates in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider's detectors.

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The THE ranking is compiled on the basis of an analysis of the activities of universities and a global expert survey of the academic community and employers. Participants were evaluated on 13 indicators: the level of teaching, quality of research activities and volume of citation of scientific works, inclusion of the university in innovation processes and global researches.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) – is one of the most influential annual world rankings of universities, compiled by Times Higher Education magazine. It takes into account five indicators: the quality of teaching; volume and authority of scientific activity and income from it; citation; proportion of foreign students and teachers and international cooperation; income derived from the practical application of scientific potential.

TPU – is the largest technical university beyond the Urals. In five years, it rose in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rating from the group of 600+ to the 373rd line in 2018. In the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for developing countries, this year the university took the 21st place, having improved its position more than twice as compared with the result of 2017.

Since 2013 it participates in the "5-100" program to improve competitiveness in the world. In 2018, TPU entered one of the most prestigious engineering universities in the world in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In the field of "Engineering" on the subject of Instruments Science & Technology, the university got into one group (201-300) with well-known universities of France, Finland and Israel.

TPU is also entering the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), in which it take place among 901-1000 group.

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