Russia to Support in Training Specialists for Nuclear Energy Sector
In the framework of the state visit by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and the Agency for the Development of Atomic Energy
In penning the memorandum the sides were guided by the agreements between the governments of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy (December 29, 2017) and on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in the territory of Uzbekistan (September 7, 2018).
Within the framework of the memorandum, the parties plan to cooperate in the field of education and training of operational personnel for the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, as well as education and training of personnel in the nuclear energy industry in general and related fields.
It is also planned to organize joint educational programs, including double-degree programs, in relation to the needs of the nuclear power industry and related fields, including nuclear science and technology.
The parties’ intentions include training teachers from Uzbekistan with the aim of conducting training courses in Uzbek universities, other educational organizations, as well as in other enterprises and organizations.
The memorandum provides for other areas of cooperation, including the development of educational and scientific literature in the field of nuclear energy, the organization of shortterm internships, summer schools, seminars, competitions in physics, chemistry, mathematics among students and schoolchildren of Uzbekistan.
It is projected to hold conferences and seminars to discuss issues of training specialists in the nuclear industry, including with the participation of international experts.
The parties also envision contribution to the implementation of higher education programs for Uzbek candidates in Russian universities.
In addition, the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Uzatom Agency signed a memorandum of understanding on the formation of positive public opinion regarding nuclear energy in Uzbekistan.
Under the document, bilateral cooperation will be aimed at informing the population of Uzbekistan about modern nuclear energy technologies and the benefits from the realization of such projects, especially for the population of the regions where nuclear power facilities will be located.
It is envisaged to train representatives of the republic’s media to increase their understanding of the nuclear energy industry and aspects of nuclear technology; organization and holding of international conferences and exhibitions in the field of nuclear energy technologies and a number of other areas.
In addition, the plans include the creation of an Atomic Energy Information Center in the Republic of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, which will be open for the general public and to those who wish to become familiar with nuclear technologies.