TPU Contribution into Regional and National Development
Tomsk Polytechnic University, the oldest engineering higher school in the Asian part of Russia, was founded in 1896 as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II. For a long time it remained the only institution for higher engineering education beyond the Urals.
The academics and graduates of TPU were involved into land development around the Trans-Siberian railway. They also developed and strengthened the industrial sector in Siberia, the Far East and Soviet Central Asia. They greatly contributed into the development of petroleum industry, coal mining, machine engineering, space exploration, power generating and other industrial sectors of Russia.
Throughout the TPU history, over 170,000 specialists were graduated from the university. Among TPU members and graduates there are 6 Heroes of the Soviet Union, over 50 Heroes of Socialist Labour, 30 winners of Lenin and State Prize and the laureates of the RF President and Government Prizes, over 80 members and associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as the Academy of Sciences of CIS countries, over 450 pioneer explorers of mineral resource deposits. TPU initiated and provided the establishment of over 20 institutions of higher education and research institutes.
TPU contributes significantly into the social and economic development of Tomsk Region, Siberia and Russia
Since 2017, TPU engineers have been taking part in the Clean Water Program. They have developed and installed local water treatment plants in 127 countryside and rural areas of the Tomsk Region. These water treatment facilities provide the access to pure water for over 97,000 residents.
Upon request of the Tomsk Region Administration, the Situation Center was developed – an integrated smart platform for real-time collecting and displaying data on various aspects of the Tomsk Region functioning and operating.
In the long run for 15 years, the Tomsk heat supply system was developed upon request of the Tomsk Region Administration. The research of TPU experts on public transport traffic provided the improvement and optimization of route networks in Tomsk.
TPU promotes successful partnership and business collaboration with the companies of various economic and industrial sectors. Upon request of Tomsk businesses and local authorities, TPU provides R&D of over 200 million rubles every year.
Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with Tomsk industrial enterprises works on the following major projects
With Tomsk Vakhrushev Electromechanical Plant JSC (TEMZ)
Opening of a new section where equipment was assembled, including specially created import-substituting installations to control spatial complex profiled body parts of the pipeline valves. In particular, it is referred to the axial valve bodies. The numerical control machines for the manufacture of parts are the “heart” of this section. The installations operating in three directions of non-destructive testing (X-ray, ultrasonic inspection, and optical topography) are situated around them. All this allows us to get a three-dimensional depiction of the part and compare it with the standard sample. An operator at the automated working station receives data from all systems. When he detects a fault, he can quickly make a decision - either repair a defect or send the casting for remelting.
Mobile flaw detection complex for X-ray inspection of large diameter pipes for the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, which reproduces a real-time black-and-white radiographic image of the inspected pipe under dynamic conditions including digital processing of the video signal and displaying the detected defects on the monitor screen.
With Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk LLC
Remotely operated self-propelled flaw detection complex for digital radioscopic inspection of weld joints and base material of pipes, which has a longer service life and lower cost as compared to foreign counterparts.
Intelligent online system of corrosion radio monitoring and control of electrochemical protection of main pipelines. It is designed to prevent corrosion of pipelines, as well as to analyze and identify the causes that contributed to the premature «aging» of the pipeline.
Complexes for purification and decontamination of water from underground sources, including for linear production sections of the Power of Siberia main pipeline.
The technology and equipment for decontamination of industrial and domestic waste water that have been recognized as the best among the Gazprom's innovative projects in 2011.
With Micran CJSC
Development of a solar power plant that produces 40 percent more energy than the standard one. The station includes an electric drive, due to which the solar panel automatically changes its position following the sun at an optimal angle and produces energy even in cloudy weather. This feature ensures up to 40 percent more energy as compared to a traditional stationary solar system, which receives optimal sunlight for just a few hours a day. The system can be controlled automatically - remotely via the Internet. Owing to separate power sources, the station is completely self-sufficient, and it can also withstand wind gusts of up to 40 meters per second. Such power plants are particularly relevant in hard-to-reach areas or places of unwanted use of other methods of obtaining energy, for instance, in nature reserves, ecotourism areas.
With the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC)
Development of an optimization code for technological processes of a closed nuclear fuel cycle (Proryv project).
Training of specialists in nuclear power plants at the TPU Nuclear Research Reactor (IRT-T) - the only operating nuclear reactor in Russia at the higher education institution.
With Manotom JSC
Development of an intelligent differential pressure sensor with improved metrological and performance characteristics for commercial development of a complex of new instruments for strategic industries of the Russian Federation.
With the Tomsk National Research Medical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Preclinical studies of a radiopharmaceutical agent based on the technetium-labeled glucose for detection of breast cancer and other types of malignant tumors have been carried out. The agent will compete with the method of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and will reduce the cost of examining cancer patients - technetium-based research is 10-20 times cheaper. According to tests, the agent is absolutely non-toxic, no complications occur during the examinations involving the use of technetium, it is excreted renally and accumulates in malignant cells. In addition, the developed radiopharmaceutical agent does not normally accumulate in the brain, so it can be used to detect malignant neoplasms within this localization.
With Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC
Development of technologies of searching for and production of hard-to-recover oil reserves in sediments of the pre-Jurassic period (Paleozoy project).
With Tomskneft-VNK OJSC
Technical development and maintenance of the enterprise's geographic information system.
With Inter RAO PJSC (Energy Without Borders Foundation)
A solid fuel gasification project is being implemented. At the industrial site of Tomsk CHP-3, unparalleled in Russia, experimental samples of gas generating plants for converting low-grade coal, agricultural and woodworking waste into an environmentally friendly energy source have been created.
Annually 400-500 TPU full-time graduates (about 50%) go to work at the enterprises and organizations of the Tomsk Region. About 1,500 people undergo professional retraining and advanced training at the university.
The TPU innovation belt includes more than 50 small innovative enterprises (SIEs). In 2014-2019, the scope of works and services performed by SIE TPU amounted to over 1 billion rubles.
TPU implements joint network Master's degree programs in the interests of the region: with Siberian State Medical University - Nuclear Medicine; with Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building - Master's program in the field of Construction of Thermal and Nuclear Power Facilities; with Tomsk State University and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics - Master's degree program in Robotics, etc.
At least 3,700 international students from 37 countries, including Austria, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, India, Iran, Cyprus, China, Mongolia, the USA, the Czech Republic, France and others, study at TPU. The university implements programs of academic mobility with 90 partner universities in 25 countries, double degree programs and master’s degree programs in English.
The operational administration of TPU consists of 300 objects with a total area of 340,000 m², including 29 educational and scientific laboratory buildings, 15 residence halls, a nuclear research reactor, a scientific and technical library, an international cultural center, a healthcare center, kindergartens, recreation centers, a swimming pool, the Polytechnic stadium, a geological training base in Khakassia and other objects. The TPU campus is the best in Russia according to the results of the competition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
The TPU Volunteer Training Center is a participant in major events of international, all-Russian and regional levels: the XXII Olympic Winter Games, the XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014, Finswimming World Cup Final 2016, the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi 2017 and others.
The TPU Lyceum is the only municipal educational institution in Tomsk that works in the university area and joins the TOP-10 best schools in Russia.
Developments by Scientists and Alumni of TPU for Russia
Creation of Technological Hydrogen Valley
Tomsk Polytechnic University is an initiator of the creation of Technological Hydrogen Valley, the first scientific and technical consortium in Russia. It is an association of Russian research and academic institutions working in hydrogen technologies. The global goal of the consortium is the creation and expansion of globally competitive practices and technologies for hydrogen technologies.
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