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The history of the Rosatom Technical Academy


The Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training of Executives and Specialists of the USSR Medium Machine Building (CICE &T) was established by the order of the Minister of Medium Machine Building of the USSR № 596 on the basis of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR № 515 of 6 July 1967.

CICE&T organized its activity developed under the personal supervision of Mr. Slavsky, the Minister of Medium Machine Building of the USSR.

In the 60-70s, the distinguishing academics Mr. Alexandrov, Mr. Bochvar, Mr. Petryanov-Sokolov and Mr. Laskorin were involved in teaching at CICE&T. They created the scientific, technical, economic and defense potential of the USSR in the war and post-war periods.


The CICE&T staff were awarded the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for the organization of a wide-scale continuing education and training for industry specialists, the design of a training center and its fitting with high-tech computer systems and technical means of training.


The first full-scale simulator VVER-440 was put into operation at the Novovoronez NPP. CICE&T specialists were awarded the Lenin Komsomol Prize in the field of science and technology for software development for the simulator. The unique experience of simulator building set the ground for the entire era of nuclear industry personnel training.


A group of CICE&T specialists developed the concept of the strategic programme for capacity building in the nuclear power generation complex. The study results confirmed the industry readiness for restructuring.


The Moscow Continuing Education Institute “Atomenergo” and the Institute of Advanced Professional Education “Atomprof” were united on the platform of CICE&T. The union resulted in the foundation of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Branches of CICE&T.


The International Personnel Training Centre was founded for the training of nuclear programme managers from embarking states.


The IAEA, Concern Rosenergoatom and CICE&T signed Practical Arrangements on their cooperation in Personnel Training for Nuclear Infrastructure on the sidelines of the 55th IAEA General Conference in Vienna.


The Rosatom Technical Academy was established by uniting Rosatom’s CICE&T and the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute.


The Rosatom Tech incorporated the Novovoronezh Atomenergo Training Centre which had 45 years of experience in foreign NPP personnel training.


During the 63rd Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, the Rosatom Technical Academy signed an Agreement with the IAEA on its designation as an IAEA Collaborating Centre in two areas: Knowledge Management and Human Resource Development for Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security.


In the framework of the 64th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, the IAEA signed another Agreement with the Rosatom Technical Academy designating it as a Collaboration Centre in Non-Power Nuclear and Radiation Technologies Applications.


The first group of instructors of new generation completed their training. Sixteen young specialists received diplomas of NPP personnel instructors and started teaching.


The IAEA and the Rosatom Technical Academy signed a Collaborating Centre Agreement in the field of Safeguards on the sidelines of the 65th session of the IAEA General Conference. The Academy became the first educational organization simultaneously collaborating with four IAEA Departments.


The Academy’s training facilities in Obninsk and its branches were equipped with three analytical simulators. The Novovoronezh Branch is commissioning a full-scale simulator. The opportunity to conduct practical training along with theoretical one has significantly improved the training quality and backed up the Rosatom Tech’s status as a personnel training center.