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One of the core priorities of Tomsk Polytechnic University is integration into international scientific community. Today TPU successfully implements many unique international interdisciplinary projects.

On May 22, 2015 on signing a cooperation agreement between Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Russian-speaking Academic Science Association (RASA) «Tomsk RASA Center» was opened at the premises of TPU.
Tomsk RASA Center is a unique cluster of new six laboratories and research groups in line with the latest scientific trends. It includes Medical Devices Design Lab, Neuroprotection Mechanisms Research Lab, Signal Transduction Mechanisms Research Lab, New Pharmaceutical Forms Lab, Big Data Processing and Analysis Lab, Electromagnetic Sources Development Lab. RASA Center laboratories are managed by internationally recognized scientists with major research achievements in the leading international universities and research centers.

In Autumn 2016 Tomsk Polytechnic University became an associate member of the LHCb experiment conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Polytechnicers will be involved in modernization of LHCb track detector and mathematical modeling of some physical processes studied in LHCb. 

TPU is already an official member of the RD51collaboration, the University research groups are engaged in studies of dark matter in the part of the NA 64 (P348) collaboration on Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), develop Big Data processing and storage technology along with scientists from the ATLAS IT Department. 

TPU is also preparing to become a member of the CMS experiment - one of the two largest at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Tomsk RASA Center also conducts many research works for CERN. The first young scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University have already took part in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

Another large-scale international research project of Tomsk Polytechnic University is the study of the East Siberian Arctic shelf as a greenhouse gas source of planetary significance.Currently, Tomsk Polytechnic University is a world’s leading scientific center for the study of the Arctic. A great collaboration of 15 leading universities and educational institutions of the world was created at the premises of Arctic Sea's Carbon Research Internatonal Lab. Research findings of the collaboration led by Igor Semiletov and Natalia Shakhova change understanding of the Arctic climate system.  

Today new joint research projects are planned within the framework of International Siberian Shelf Study (ISSS) and the Swedish-Russian-US Investigation of Cryosphere-Carbon-Climate Interactions in the East Siberian Arctic Ocean (SWERUS-C3).

Following the results of International Arctic Forum held in TPU in November 2016 leading world’s Arctic researchers have signed a resolution to establish the International Arctic Siberian Scientific Center (IASSC).

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