On May 20-22 Vice-rector of ROSATOM-CICE&T Prof. Vladimir Artisiuk visited North-West University in South Africa to participate in awarding ceremony to praise winners of the National Essay Competition entitled “Fulfilling energy needs and developing nuclear industry in South Africa”. The contest was launched by Rosatom South Africa in conjunctions with the Faculty of Engineering at North-West University (NWU) and was aimed at young engineers, scientists and students interested in sustainable nuclear power development in South Africa.
During his visit Prof. Artisiuk delivered two lectures on Russian approach to nuclear power and safety in both Potchefstroom’s and Mafikeng’s campuses of North-West University. The lectures were focused on explaining specifics of WWER technology (Russian design of pressurized water reactors) in comparison with Western PWR technologies, including the specifics of training trajectories towards top managerial NPP staff positions. That has been the first visit of Rosatom officiated training organization to South Africa to advertise training opportunities of ROSATOM-CICE&T to support expanding of national nuclear power program in South Africa.