On March 6-7, 2018 Rosatom Tech’s delegation attended the 5th International Nuclear Power Plants Summit (INPPS), which was held in Istanbul (Turkey). The fifth time INPPS gathered in Istanbul leading representatives of the nuclear industry, among them are leading Turkish companies of the nuclear industry of the country, the national regulator, and the relevant authorities. For Rosatom Tech’s delegation INPPS was a good platform for meeting with representatives of Turkish partners of the Academy and discussing cooperation activities in the field of nuclear education and training.
Rosatom Tech delegates together with colleagues from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) had fruitful discussions with representatives of two Turkish universities providing nuclear education in the country: Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and Hacettepe University (HU). The meetings revealed the main directions of future cooperation and activities:
- development of joint English-language master programmes in nuclear engineering,
- organization of “train-the-trainers” courses on VVER technology and corresponding educational modules for HU and ITU faculty members (by Rosatom Tech),
- establishing cooperation through European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN),
- meeting at the International workshop “Capacity Building for Nuclear Industry: New Challenges in the Era of Globalization” (planned to be held in Obninsk on June 25-26, 2018) to sign cooperation agreements and discuss progress of joint activities.
Another area of interest for Rosatom Tech’s delegation at INPPS was cooperation in training with representatives of Turkish industry organizations. Representatives of Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) and Rosatom Tech sat together to discuss the status of the joint activities and progress in Training Center for Construction Engineering Personnel. The Project is expected to be approved by the Ministry of Development. The representatives of both sides discussed possible ways of cooperation in case of both approval and disapproval of the Project by the Ministry of Development. Short meetings with staff from Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) and Nuclear Industry Cluster (NUKSAK) allowed establishing contacts and briefly discussing possibilities of future cooperation.