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TPU on its 125th anniversary got gratitude of the Russian President

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваTPU on its 125th anniversary got gratitude of the Russian President

TOMSK, May 11 – RIA Tomsk. The solemn meeting of the Scientific Council of Tomsk Polytechnic (TPU) took place at the International Cultural Center (TPU ICC) on the occasion of the TPU 125th anniversary; during the meeting some scientists were presented with state awards, and the TPU team as a whole got the gratitude of the Russian President, RIA Tomsk reports from the scene.

Earlier it was reported that in 2021, TPU celebrates 125 years since its foundation. Throughout the year the university will hold holiday events, including All-Russian Student Entrepreneurship Forum, international scientific conferences, competitions and a large sports festival. The main anniversary events were scheduled for May 11.

"This anniversary for each polytechnic is in the heart. For me, today is a great honor to represent the TPU team. On behalf of all the employees, students and professors, I thank all those who share this celebration with us... Today, TPU meets its 125th anniversary in the status of one of the strongest universities of our country... Happy holiday, dear polytechnics," TPU Acting Rector Andrey Yakovlev said at the meeting.

After the opening speech by the Acting Rector, the ceremony of rewarding the university scientific staff with the regional, government and presidential awards began.

In particular, the medals of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" of the II class were awarded to leading researcher of the TPU Research School of High-Energy Physics Sergei Gyngazov and director of the TPU School of Non-Destructive Testing & Security Vladimir Zykov. The gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation for merits was also given to the university's staff as a whole and separately to Vladimir Spitsyn, professor of the TPU Engineering School of Computer Science & Robotics.

"TPU - the only university in the Tomsk region - was ranked the 23rd in the QS World University Rankings by Petroleum Engineering subject, and the first in the Russian Federation. Such facts cannot be taken away from us. You are a flagship, you are worthy of celebrating 125 years of organization, development and formation. I sincerely congratulate you, wish you good luck and new discoveries," the deputy governor Lyudmila Ogorodova congratulated the polytechnics.

TPU was founded by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Empire as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II on April 29 (May 11, New Style), 1896. It was the first engineering institute in the Asian part of Russia. Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was actively involved in the creation of the Institute and especially its Chemical Department. Classes at the Institute began in the fall of 1900.

© РИА Томск. Таисия Воронцова
Solemn meeting of the Scientific Council of TPU

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