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E&T Issues for the Centres of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST). Option for recipients of Russian technologies

E&T Issues for the Centres of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST). Option for recipients of Russian technologies

On March, 29 the workshop on “E&T Issues for the Centres of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST). Option for Recipients of Russian Technologies” was held at ROSATOM-CICE&T. It was focused on the real case of Bolivia that considers the establishment of  the CNST with Russian support.

The main topics for discussion were the projects of organizational structure of the reactor and laboratory complexes, as well as the harmonization of training for the specialists on the programmes of higher professional education and vocational training. During the group work, the experts, having split into several groups by the categories of personnel, identified the main areas for basic training in universities, formed requirements for vocational training, including the system of training for the position and the trajectory of skills development of future CNST personnel.

Thus, all necessary indicators will be taken into account when elaborating a roadmap of CNST human resource development, to ensure the scientific and technical programme of the Center with highly qualified operational, technical, engineering and other personnel.

As noted by the participants of the workshop, such periodic “brainstorming” not only coordinates all the participants, but also allows achieving a synergistic effect for the whole project, through the well-coordinated team work.

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The Intergovernmental Agreement provides for the CNST construction including multipurpose experimental radiological gamma units, a reactor unit based on a research pressurized water pool-type reactor, as well as a cyclotron, an engineering complex and a range of research and other laboratories. The Center of Nuclear Science and Technology is a unique project for the global nuclear industry. Selected by the Bolivian party, the El Alto construction site is located 4,100 m above the sea level, which makes it the highest construction site where a nuclear facility has ever been built.

Currently, over 20% of all the operating research reactors around the world are in Russia. ROSATOM has built more than 120 research reactors all over the world, 20 of them are located in the foreign countries such as China, Vietnam, Egypt, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, etc.