During the session, the expansion of the Youth Council was announced.
On March 25, as part of the ATOMEXPO-2024 International Forum, the Obninsk.Tech – Innovations in Nuclear Education session was held, dedicated to the discussion of a project to create a unique international innovation cluster of global nuclear education.
The discussion brought together a wide range of speakers, including Mikhail Chudakov, the IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Nuclear Energy Department, Tatiana Terentyeva, Deputy Director General for HR of Rosatom, Vladimir Shevchenko, Rector of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (MEPhI, one of the Rosatom’s flagship universities), Tatyana Leonova, Head of the Obninsk Administration, Professor Amon Murwira, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and other experts.
Tatiana Terentyeva outlined Rosatom’s personnel challenges: taking into account the replenishment of personnel by 2030, Rosatom needs to attract about 350,000 people. The magnitude of the tasks suggests that there is need of training highly skilled personnel today, and at a faster pace. With this in mind, an innovative ecosystem for developing human resources has been created. As part of this system, joint programs with schools, colleges, universities are being implemented and exclusive education and training centers are being created. One of them is Obninsk.Tech, which will become the largest scientific and educational center, a showcase for the products of high-tech companies, and a global platform for the nuclear agenda.
“Obninsk.Tech will be created in a place of great heritage, in a city with developed scientific and research infrastructure,” Tatiana Terentyeva emphasized. “Obninsk.Tech will be based on the strongest traditions of the country’s main nuclear university, MEPhI, with the participation of industrial partners. It will present a variety of educational products and create educational and scientific laboratories in the most promising areas. Obninsk.Tech is an example of a partnership project with large participation of the global youth. Implementation of this project will benefit everyone – the students, the city, the economy, and the global nuclear community as a whole.”
Source: Press service of Rosatom Corporate Academy