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07.09.2017 International Projects

The project Establishing Smart Energy System Curriculum at Russian and Vietnamese Universities became the winner of the EU grant programme Erasmus+. TPU is one of the participants of the project. In the framework of the project Russian, Vietnamese and European universities develop master programme aimed at specialists’ training capable of working under the conditions of modern smart energy systems. 

This will be a uniform educational program for all project participants, corresponding to the European quality standards. It is assumed that part of the disciplines will be mastered by students at their own university and another part of the programme disciplines will be studied at partner universities. In total, there are five Russian universities that took part in the project, among them are Tomsk Polytechnic University, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin, Kazan State Power Engineering University and M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University; two Vietnamese universities: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education and Hanoi University of Mining and Geology; three European universities: the Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) and Riga Technical University. Tomsk Polytechnic University is assigned the coordinator of the Russian part of the project.

“The idea of smart energy systems aimed at resource efficiency, as well as automation and informational support of the industry, is actively developing worldwide. For this reason, power industry is interested in the specialists having knowledge and skills in the innovation technologies and able to apply and inflate them. 

The objectives of our project include the development of master programme and supervision of the interaction process between universities and enterprises. It is necessary for students to understand at the very beginning of their studies what innovations are required by the industry and what results could be obtained upon their implementation at a level of the entire energy system. Siemens, the global innovation leader in the field of power engineering, is the company we collaborate with in the framework of this project”, says academic supervisor, Head of the Department of Power Grids and Electrical Engineering of TPU Anton Prokhorov.   

The work in the frame of the project will begin in October 2017.

“As a result we will have a unified educational programme implemented in all participating universities. The main task of the universities at this stage is to define the academic load and what disciplines will be included into the programme as well as at what universities whey will be delivered. It is planned to start the implementation of the programme in 2019”, says the Head of the Office of International Programmes of TPU Svetlana Rybushkina.  

It is necessary to mention that ERASMUS+ is a new EU programme in the field of education, professional training, youth and sport for the period of 2014-2020. The programme facilitates the development of human and social capacity in Europe and beyond. 


A new service for both teachers and researchers of the University has been launched on the corporate portal of Tomsk Polytechnic University which allows to find up-to-date information on international grants and programs. In case you have any questions related to the service and application filling, contact the Office of International Programmes. Tel.: 606-257, e-mail: intergrant@tpu.ru.

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