TTPU – Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent is an Uzbek university founded in 2009 from the collaboration among Politecnico di Torino, UZAVTOSANOAT (the leading automotive group in Uzbekistan), General Motors (GM) and the Uzbek Ministry of Higher Education.
This project seeks to train qualified engineers in Uzbekistan with the same standards of Politecnico di Torino in Italy and to create an institution capable of leading Research and Development at international level in Uzbekistan. This project also aims at supporting Uzbek industrial development through the creation of entrepreneurial capabilities and the supply of facilities for industrial innovation.
1,075 students are currently enrolled at TTPU, which is now a major science, technology and engineering university in Uzbekistan.
TTPU is an independent university from Politecnico di Torino and offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes which are based on POLITO academic programmes.
The teaching activities are offered in Tashkent with a “mixed” approach: some courses are delivered by POLITO faculty members, while others are taught by TTPU faculty members previously trained by POLITO teachers. Politecnico di Torino confers its own Bachelor's and Master's degree upon TTPU students on the basis of double degree agreements.
The following courses are currently being offered at TTPU:
- Bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical and Energy Engineering
- Bachelor's degree programme in Information Technology and Automation Systems in Industry (ICT)
- Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial and Civil Engineering and Architecture
- Master's degree programme in Mechatronics Engineering
In a.y. 2017/18 POLITO and TTPU have launched their first joint course: the 1st Level Specializing Master's programme in Industrial Marketing Management. This programme is entirely taught by POLITO faculty members and the courses are delivered both in Tashkent and in Torino.
The future challenges of the cooperation between POLITO and TTPU include the development of research and technology transfer activities, the creation of research laboratories in several fields at TTPU and the engagement of European companies and start-ups.