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Tomsk Polytechnic University (the 1st, Mining Building)
During the construction of the first Tomsk Institute of Technology building in 1899, its first principal Efim Zubashev returned from the Siberian tour and turned to making a curriculum draft.
Tomsk Polytechnic University (the 2nd building)
This TPU building (the Chemical building) is the second one in the modern numbering of TPU buildings. It was also built the second – soon after the construction of the Main building.
Tomsk Polytechnic University (the 3rd building)
The building number 3 is usually called the Physics Building. In 1923 there was created the first Siberian Scientific Research Institute – the Institute of Applied Physics.

Tomsk Polytechnic University (the 19th building)

The 19th building of Tomsk Polytechnic University, 2013
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
The 19th building is one of the youngest Polytechnic buildings. It was built in 2001. It became a residence for the Humanities Department, which was also founded relatively not long ago – in 1998. Though humanitarian subjects were lectured in the TIT since its creation, the new Department incorporated all the non-technical disciplines that before existed separately.
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
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Nowadays it houses the Humanities Department, the Scottish master’s program center Herriot Watt, various language centers and the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The humanitarian polytechnicians are trained in economics, management, public relations, innovation theory, record management, human resource management, regional studies, customs affairs, tourism and physical education.
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Languages, theology and factory hygiene
Knowledge of at least one foreign language was the exclusive requirement for the graduates of the Tomsk Institute of Technology of the Emperor Nickolas II. The experts from abroad were invited to teach the languages. German was taught by a graduate of Dorpat University (Estonian city, currently Tartu) G. E. Ioganzen, French – by a graduate of Poitiers Academy (France) F. P. Debec, English – by a graduate of London-city college L. K. Gibson.
Besides foreign languages, the first university’s curriculum included theology – two hours every week for students of the Mechanics and the Chemistry Departments. The Doctor of Church History, professor of Theology Department of Tomsk Imperial University (currently TSU) D. N. Belikov, lectured the course. The friendly university once and again supported TPU with humanitarian staff every time a new non-technical sub department appeared.
Before the Revolution the TIT has courses on jurisprudence, factory legislation and factory hygiene. After the Revolution there emerged courses on political economics, Marxsism-Leninism, history of the Party and other “leading and higher-priority” sciences.
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Graduation ceremony in the ambassador’s residence. Photo by http://hw.tpu.ru
Graduation ceremony in the ambassador’s residence. Photo by http://hw.tpu.ru
Visit to Scotland. Photo by http://hw.tpu.ru
Photo by http://hw.tpu.ru
Photo by http://hw.tpu.ru
How to graduate in Scotland without leaving Tomsk
In 2001 the 19th TPU building saw the opening of the Oil Engineering Training and Retraining Center. It was a common project of TPU and Scotch university Heriot Watt.
The training in the center took 12 month. By its end students obtain two documents: a Master’s degree of Heriot Watt university and a TPU diploma of advanced training.
Lectures and practicums are held in English. Lectures are delivered also by professors of Heriot Watt university. Group graduation projects are defended in front of TPU lecturers and Scotch university lecturers in online mode.
Graduation ceremonies are held in Moscow British embassy or in the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Moscow.
Photo from the assets of the TPU Museum Complex
Photo from the assets of the TPU Museum Complex
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
Photo by Vladimir Lavrentyev
More languages

The Institute of International Education teaches foreign languages to students of all TPU departments. The languages to be taught include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.

In 1993 there was opened a Russian-German center. Today it has a connection to more than 50 organizations in Germany and other German-speaking countries. In addition, in 2001 there was opened a Russian-French center. Both centers train students and researchers on international level and issue international certificates.

The information prepared with the help of TPU Museum Complex staff and the TPU On-line Encyclopedia