MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. The UK-based scholastic publication, Times Higher Education (THE) has released its new rankings of universities in the field of technology and engineering. Out of all of Russia’s colleges and univeristies, the best scores have been chalked up by Moscow State University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Tomsk Polytechnic University. Consequently, Tomsk Polytech was selected as the best engineering school in Russia, with the final rank set within the 151-175 range.
"For our University, the engineering and technology area of expertise is our fundamental and systematically most important one, as it is applied to evaluate achievements and characteristics in fields where the Tomsk Polytechnic University has solid scientific capacities and is traditionally recognized as the leading research center. This includes general engineering sciences, electrical engineering, electronics, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical technologies," TPU Rector Peter Chubik commented.
"The results of THE’s subject ranking proves that over the past few years, research accomplishments in these branches of engineering have been notably enhanced by our researchers. The number of scientific publications in prominent research journals, our scientists’ international reputations, and the number of joint projects with leading global research centers have been been on the rise," Chubik added.
Nowadays, TPU experts are handling massive engineering research projects in variousdomains. For instance, TPU is an active participant in six large collaborations at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) and takes part in the upgrade of detectors of Large Hadron Collider. Furthermore, the scientists develop microcapsules for targeted delivery of medicinal drugs and editing genome, physical and chemical technologies for breeding living tissues, as well as biodegradable materials and innovative drugs using metal nanoparticles.
Experts from THE evaluated the educational averages of these universities, the amount of research studies and the income brought in by them, as well as their publication activities and development of international cooperation. The ranking is based on the evaluation of the activities of colleges and universities in narrow subject domains - general engineering, electrical technologies, electronic, machinery engineering and aircraft and space engineering, civil building and chemical engineering.
The Times Higher Education agency has been publishing its rankings of higher educational institutions since 2004. According to the information on the official web page of THE, this ranking is the most affluent list of colleges and universities which make it possilbe to comparethe quality of more than 1,300 higher educational institutions from across the globe.