The Memorandum was signed on December 17 as part of an online meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee on Russian-Indonesian Nuclear Cooperation. The document was signed by the rector of the Rosatom Technical Academy Dr Yuri Seleznev and the director of the Polytechnic Institute of Nuclear Technologies of Indonesia (STTN) Dr Edy Giri Rachman Putra.
The agreement became the basis for the continuing of the cooperation started five years ago by the previous Memorandum.
“Officially, the date when cooperation between the Rosatom Technical Academy and the Republic of Indonesia in the field of training personnel for the development of nuclear infrastructure was established is June 19, 2015. That was the time when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the National Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Indonesia (BATAN) and the Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training. But in fact, cooperation between our organizations began long before that within the framework of training seminars with the participation of students from Indonesia, which were held in Russia at the site of the Technical Academy, ” Dr Yuri Seleznev stressed in his welcoming speech.
The training topics for cooperation with Indonesian partners cover a wide range of issues, from SMR reactors, including HTGR-type facilities, liquid metal coolant reactors, and floating power plant technologies, to aspects of nuclear industry regulation and non-energy applications of nuclear technologies. An important role play short-term training events in the “Train-The-Trainers” format, which are held within the framework of the Rosatom State Corporation project “International Cooperation in Nuclear Education”. In November and December of this year, STTN teachers participated the International ROSATOM School on Nuclear Capacity Building and in the online course for university teachers from partner countries “Medical applications of nuclear technologies and related educational programs”.
“We are glad to continue our cooperation with our Russian partners. Rosatom has vast experience in the development of nuclear technologies both in Russia itself and abroad. Polytechnic Institute of Nuclear Technology (STTN-BATAN), as one of the leading education centers in Indonesia, is pleased to continue to collaborate with the Technical Academy in the development of nuclear education.” said Dr Edi Giri Rahman Putra.
In the five-year period since the signing of the previous memorandum of cooperation, the Rosatom Technical Academy has trained 45 representatives of the nuclear industry of the Republic of Indonesia at various levels – from specialists and managers to operators of reactor installations.
The agreement on expanding cooperation with Indonesian partners was reached earlier this year during a training course on the use of Russian calculation codes for safety analysis of small modular nuclear power plants for students and teachers of the Polytechnic Institute of Nuclear Technology of Indonesia, conducted by specialists of the Rosatom Technical Academy.