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21.09.2017 Cooperation

State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS and Tomsk Polytechnic University concluded a cooperation agreement signed by TPU Rector Petr Chubik and ROSCOSMOS Executive Director for Human Resources and Social Policy Alla Vuchkovich. The University and the Corporation agreed to educate specialists for enterprises, to organize internships and practical trainings for students followed by further employment at Baikonur Cosmodrome and Vostochny Cosmodrome (Russian space ports), and to conduct joint research.


Photo: Rector Petr Chubik and Executive Director for HR and Social Policy Alla Vuchkovich, Roscosmos

‘ROSCOSMOS does not conclude such kind of agreements with any university, only with those who provide us with highly qualified staff and carry out qualitative R&D. TPU is among such universities.

Tomsk Polytechnic University features its emphasis on master programs, interdisciplinary programs, network interaction with other universities and companies. I am very glad that today we sign the agreement with a worthy university,’ noted Alla Vuchkovich.


The signed agreement outlines the main directions of cooperation between the university and ROSCOSMOS. It comes to development, implementation and evaluation of major and minor educational programs in accordance with the needs of the corporation. The parties also agreed to organize internships for students and to assist further employment of graduates, to carry out joint research, to establish base departments, laboratories and scientific and educational centers. In addition, TPU and ROSCOSMOS are going to run career events for schoolchildren of the Tomsk region.


‘Tomsk Polytechnic University has been collaborating with space industry enterprises for quite a long time. Our relations have already been verified by time and tested for strength. Today it is an honor for us to legitimize our relations with ROSCOSMOS to boldly move towards new cosmic heights.

We will do our best to be a perfect partner of the corporation,’ said TPU Rector Petr Chubik at the signing ceremony.


The agreement was signed within the framework of ROSCOSMOS Days held at Tomsk Polytechnic University. The agenda included the final of the III All-Russian Youth Scientific and Practical Conference Youth Orbit and the Prospects for the Development of Russian Cosmonautics, an exhibition-presentation of the developments of Tomsk organizations for aerospace industry, meetings of cosmonauts with Tomsk students and schoolchildren, master classes and a space flash mob.

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