On January 25, 2016 a 2-week International Winter School on Nuclear Power was inaugurated at Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg. The School is organized by Department of Nuclear and Heat Power Engineering” (Head of the Department Prof. V. Sergeev) and Department of international educational programmes. Prof. Sergeev’s department manifests its international focus through implementation of several education programmes delivered in English, among them there are the double diploma programme in cooperation with Laaperanta University of Technology (LUT) and triple diploma programme with LUT and Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hanover.
The objective of this school is to enhance the international cooperation among universities mastering their educational programme to support safe and sustainable global nuclear power development.
Students from Italy, Finland, South Korea, Czech Republic, Russia and the team of professors from universities of Bangladesh, leaded by Prof. Rashid Sarkar from Bangladesh University of Engineering&Technology (BUET), participated in this school. Moreover, Prof. Rashid Sarkar graduated from Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University.
The Winter School on Nuclear Power is organized with the support of State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosatom Central Institute for Continuing Education (ROSATOM-CICE&T) Rector Prof. Yu. Seleznev and Vice-rector Prof. V. Artisyuk. Rosatom Corporate Academy was represented by Director of the project office for international programmes Dr. A. Ponomarenko.
High-ranking lecturers were invited from leading nuclear universities in Europe (Czech Technical University (Czech Republic), Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) and Asia (Chung-Ang University (South Korea).
Prof. V. Artisyuk delivered a lecture on “Technological Foundation for Internalization of WWER Technology” to introduce participants in specifics of Russian nuclear power development and its current and potential markets.
At the end of the first day special meeting was held in the office of the Head of the Department Prof. V. Sergeyev with the participation of Prof. Radek Skoda from the Czech Technical University to discuss the future plans for cooperation.