For education of nuclear science in English for foreign students, Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation - ROSATOM has signed an agreement with Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), one of the organizations of NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and St. Petersburg State University (SPSU).
Alexey Likhachev, CEO of ROSATOM signed the agreement during his recent visit to “Kurchatov Institute” National Research Center (NRC “Kurchatov Institute”), said a press release.
This is the first agreement of this kind. Earlier the education program was designed in Russian language only.
Teaching of nuclear physics disciplines in English will considerably reduce the courses duration while improving the understanding and studying of difficult materials. From now on advanced knowledge of Russian language will not be an essential requirement for pursuing nuclear science courses.
The new initiative by ROSATOM will substantially extend the geographic reach of teaching making it possible to involve much more students from distant countries those are opting for nuclear power development.
Furthermore, implementation of educational programs in English may increase the competitiveness of the Russian nuclear industry in the global market of education in the field of nuclear science.