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TPU entered top 4 IHEs of Russia in THE rating in engineering sciences

© Маргарита ВолоковыхTPU entered top 4 IHEs of Russia in THE rating in engineering sciences

TOMSK, Oct 17 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) is included again in the subject rankings of the British Times Higher Education (THE) publication in the "Engineering Sciences and Technologies" direction, taking place in the group 251-300; TPU ranks the third among the Russian universities included in the rating, the university’s press service said on Thursday.

The Times Higher Education magazine annually compiles one of the most influential world university rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), as well as subject rankings. Earlier it was reported that in 2018 TPU entered the group 201-250 in the direction of "Engineering Sciences and Technologies". In the overall ranking of 2019 TPU is included in the group 601-800, and a year earlier it occupied a place in the group 501-600.

"The published part of the rankings (in the "Engineering Sciences and Technologies" direction) included 1008 universities. TPU entered the 251-300 group and took the third place among the country's universities. The Russian leader of the ranking in this area is Lomonosov Moscow State University. The second place was shared by ITMO University and Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University", – is said in the report.

The "Engineering Sciences and Technologies" ranking includes a wide range of narrow subject areas - these are general engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, aerospace, chemical engineering and other areas. "TPU become the best Russian non-capital university in this direction", – the press service notes.

It is added that TPU scientists are currently conducting extensive engineering research in various fields. Thus, the university is an active participant in six major collaborations of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) and participates in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider detectors.

Polytechnics study the physics of extreme states of matter, in particular the processes of ignition and combustion of fuels. The university is developing microcapsules for targeted drug delivery and genome editing, creating physical and chemical technologies for growing living tissues, biodegradable materials, next-generation drugs using metal nanoparticles and much more.

Leader Indicators

According to the polytechnic, in the subject and world ranking THE use 13 indicators combined in five categories. When assessing teaching, academic reputation in the field of education (reputational survey), the income of the university, the ratio of the number of teachers to the number of students, the number of graduates with PhD and graduate bachelors, the number of awarded doctoral degrees to the number of university employees are taken into account.

The research reputation of the university, the income from it and the productivity of research are also considered. Citation and international interaction are also evaluated: the share of foreign students and employees, the share of scientific publications co-written with foreign scientists. The fifth category – is the assessment of income from production activities (innovations).

"At the same time, the subject rating methodology has a number of differences in comparison with the world ranking methodology. Thus, subject ratings give special attention to the features of publication activity in various subject areas, the number of publications over a certain period of time and the number of employees working in the corresponding subject area", – is said in the message.

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As follows from the data on the Times Higher Education (THE) website, in total 34 Russian universities were included in the subject ranking in the field of "Engineering Sciences and Technologies" in 2019; from Tomsk universities in addition to TPU it included Tomsk State University, taking place in the group 301 -400.

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