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22.09.2017 Visitors

The management of one of the most prestigious world university rankings – Times Higher Education World University Rankings – visited Tomsk Polytechnic University. They met the university administration and staff and told about the performance indicators in which TPU has made a significant progress in THE WUR last year. According to them, one of the most successful domains that advanced the most is citations.



Times Higher Education World University Rankings is published by the British journal Times Higher Education and compiled with the support of Thomson Reuters. Along with the QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) it is one of the most influential university ratings, getting into the top 100 of which is the goal of the federal 5-100 Project to support the best Russian universities.


This week TPU hosted Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings and Duncan Ross, Data and Analytics Director, Times Higher Education.


They met the staff of the university and shared some insights on reasons of the TPU’s significant progress in THE WUR and what directions TPU might improve to further advance in the rankings and get more visibility worldwide. 


Times Higher Education released the latest results of THE WUR in the beginning of September. Tomsk Polytechnic University made a quantum leap and entered the band of 301-350 best world universities having progressed by 200 positions. TPU is among the best Russian universities only falling behind Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Last year TPU was in the group of 501-600.

Tomsk Polytechnic University has achieved the greatest results in Industry Income and Citations.

‘Now Tomsk Polytechnic University occupies a good place in THE WUR,’

noted Duncan Ross. ‘The number of studies and research carried out by TPU scientists contributes to it greatly. Besides, international outlook is also play a significant role in the rating. Of course, the 121-year history of Tomsk Polytechnic University impacts all these processes too.’

In his turn, Phil Baty noted that a long-term cooperation of the University with industrial partners also influenced its promotion in the rating on Industry Income.


‘We are sure that in the near future TPU will become a recognized university in many subjects,’ concluded Duncan Ross. 

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