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Rosatom Tech Catalyzes Cooperation between Universities of Partner Countries and Russia: Case of Egypt

Rosatom Tech Catalyzes Cooperation between Universities of Partner Countries and Russia: Case of Egypt

On April 15th a delegation from Russia consisting of representatives of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Rosatom Technical Academy visited Cairo (Egypt) to develop a roadmap of cooperation with the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt in the area of nuclear education aimed at development of joint programmes in support of Egyptian nuclear programme. The meeting was a continuation of a cooperation established with Ain Shams University (ASU) and took place in the ASU’s campus.

The Supreme Council of Universities was established in 1950 and nowadays consists of 23 state Egyptian universities, and the nuclear field is leaded by Ain Shams University, Alexandria University and Cairo University.

During the meeting leaded by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) Prof. Yossef Rashed it was agreed to establish a cooperation between the SCU, TPU and Rosatom Tech aimed at development of joint TPU-SCU Master’s programmes in English language (with realization of the first joint programme in 2018) and training of faculty members from the SCU nuclear universities at Rosatom Tech’s train-the-trainers courses in 2018.

Background

Under the ROSATOM project “International Cooperation in Nuclear Education” Rosatom Tech supports cooperation between educational systems of Russia and countries embarking on nuclear programmes towards the establishment of nuclear curricula in the latter in compliance with requirements of the industry.

The annual event “Capacity Building for Nuclear Industry” provides a platform for cooperation between education systems and the industry from both recipient countries and the Russian Federation as a supplier country, with involvement of international and non-governmental organizations to foster knowledge and technology transfer and capacity building in support of development of ROSATOM international nuclear projects.

Rosatom Tech also provides customized and on-demand train-the-trainers programmes for faculty members from universities of embarking on nuclear programmes aimed at building competences in nuclear technology (focusing on Russian design) and methodological support in developing educational modules.