According to the acting rector of TPU Andrey Yakovlev Tomsk nots will become a pilot area for testing new formats and technology partnerships. Within the University, continuously are developed and implemented best practices. For example, when MSU just announced a major reform – the Association of faculties into schools, the TPU already finished the merging of the departments for the same purpose. Already from 2018 in the TPU the students arrive at their chosen destinations in the school of engineering and nuclear technologies, non-destructive inspection, energy, natural resources, new production technologies, it and robotics, and engineering entrepreneurship.
the Establishment of schools allowed to identify specific areas of scientific work and educational activities, to concentrate expertise under the challenges of the industries to set up the job with major companies (Tomsk Polytech collaborates with corporations Gazprom, Rosatom, SIBUR company). In addition, TPU has more than 90 agreements on the implementation of academic mobility programs with foreign universities, a network of 12 master’s programmes with universities of UK, Germany, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. One of the unique examples are the cooperation with the leading in the field of oil and gas University, Heriot-Watt (UK), whereby in Tomsk the only one in Russia a joint center for training and retraining of specialists Heriot-Watt.
the Situation with the spread of coronavirus confirmed the relevance of yet another direction the development of institutions. More than 15 years ago in the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute have begun to implement online courses. Now the University has a distance learning system LMS Moodle. One of its strongest sides – ample opportunities for communication. Moodle is focused on collaborative learning technology – allows you to organize training in the process of joint solution of educational problems, to carry out the interchange of knowledge. On 17 March, one of the first in the country, TPU completely switched to distance learning. In the new study of 9,000 full-time students and 3,000 correspondence students. Remotely the realized program of professional development of industrial partners TPU – almost for thousands of listeners. Specialists of Tomsk Polytechnic University have created a special server Moodle LMS for the Sevastopol state University. Here are digital resources developed in TPU: online courses, virtual labs, video lectures, VR-simulators and simulators.
In digital format will be held and admission campaign 2020. The TPU is implemented the project “Digital admissions 5.0”, allowing to work with a large number of applicants in remote mode and to conduct entrance test online.