Tomsk Polytechnic University has entered the band of 126-150 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 by subject: physical sciences. This is one of the best results among Russian universities: Tomsk Polytechnic entered the top 5 of Russia’s leading universities in the field of physical sciences together with Lomonosov Moscow State University, MEPhI, MIPT and NSU.
The editor-in-chief of the THE World University Rankings Phil Baty presented the results of THE 2018 by subject: physical sciences to the general public at the press conference within the framework of the 27th Project 5-100 workshop.
‘Physical sciences include a wide range of narrower subject areas: mathematics, statistics, geology, environmental sciences and others. Russia occupies a fairy strong position on a number of subjects. When it comes to overall positions of Russian universities, MEPhI and MIPT have risen very high, Tomsk Polytechnic University has significantly improved its position in the ranking with a remarkable result in the 126-150 band,’ said Phil Baty.
All universities were assessed against the same performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2017-2018, i.e. teaching, volume and income of research, citations, international outlook. The ranking includes a wide range of narrower subject areas: Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, as well as Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences.
Commenting the ranking, TPU Rector Petr Chubik noted:
‘Reputation is one of the important performance indicators in the ranking. Since 1950s, Tomsk Polytechnic has been one of the recognized leading scientific centers in the field of high-energy physics, accelerators of charged particles, high-current electronics, introscopy and others.
TPU research nuclear reactor launched in 1960s is still working and is in an active scientific turnover. The smallest electron accelerators, namely betatrons, which we produce, became a hallmark of Tomsk Polytechnic University and are used all over the world. At present TPU scientists are in demand in the world’s major research center CERN, they successfully participate in the work of its collaborations and departments: CMS and LHCb, RD51, NA64, COMPASS and ATLAS. Out university also benefits from the growth in the number of scientific publications and their citations. TPU scientists publish the outcomes of their research on mathematical and experimental physics, plasma physics and other physical sciences in authoritative international journals with high IF and their number is increasingly growing. Applied physical research and developments of TPU play a great role in expanding the interaction with our industrial partners (Rosatom, Roscosmos etc.), which is also taken into account in the performance indicators.’