Tomsk Polytechnic University was the first engineering school in Russia's Siberia and the Far East to open doors in 1896. Today, TPU has the status of a national research university and is among the best world university by the QS World University Rankings and is in the top-10 of technical universities in Russia. TPU today is about 12300 students, 28% of them are international. The university offers over 60 areas of bachelor, master, and specialist degree programs. There are 7 Double Degree programs, 12 network programs with universities in the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and Kazakhstan. Academic mobility programs link TPU with 90 universities in 30 countries.
TPU is the leading engineering university with an operating research reactor in the Asian part of Russia. The latest R&D and educational facilities have enabled TPU to become one of the main institutions for Gazprom, Rosatom and Sibur companies. International partners Schneider Electric, Lapp Group, Woodward, and Huawei open offices and training centers at TPU. The University is a member of 13 reputable international organizations, including CESAER and CLUSTER. TPU implements ten Double Degree Master's programs in collaboration with leading foreign universities. The University offers scholarships for prospective students.