TOMSK, Oct 18 – RIA Tomsk. The head of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) development program Liliya Kiryanova joined the Board of Directors of the association of leading universities of science and technology in Europe CESAER; she was elected at the association’s general assembly, which takes place on Friday in Paris, university press service representative told RIA Tomsk.
It is specified that the CESAER association unites more than 50 leading engineering universities from 26 European countries. Tomsk Polytechnic became a member of the association in 2005 and today remains the only university participating in the association from Russia. CESAER is mainly engaged in the promotion of new models of engineering education and the issues of interaction between universities and industry.
"At the general assembly of the CESAER association, which is currently taking place in Paris, Liliya Kiryanova, Vice-Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University and head of the development, has been elected one of the directors", - TPU press service representative told RIA Tomsk.
In addition to the TPU Vice-Rector, the CESAER Board of Directors included the heads of Delft University of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and others. The President of CESAER was chosen rector of Ghent University Rik Van de Walle, the interlocutor of RIA Tomsk noted.
"This is another contribution to the development of Tomsk as a world-class scientific and educational center. CESAER - is the best platform for forming international collaborations with the strongest technical universities in Europe, it is a platform for positioning the university and the region", - the press service quoted Kiryanova.
It was previously reported that TPU is ready to assist Russian technical universities in their cooperation with the CESAER association. The Association considered Tomsk Polytechnic University as an intermediary with the cooperation of European and Asian technical universities, in particular universities of the PRC. Currently, TPU is also a member of the association of leading technical universities in Russia and China.
Tomsk Polytechnic University - is the leading technical university of the country. It's founded in 1896 as Tomsk Technological Institute of Practical Engineers of Emperor Nicholas II. It became the first engineering university in the Asian part of the country. Today TPU - is the largest technical university beyond the Urals; enters the top 10 universities of Russia and the top 400 universities of the world. Since 2013 participates in the "5-100" program to increase competitiveness in the world.