A new branch of National Research Nuclear University (NRNU) of Russia was inaugurated in Uzbek capital of Tashkent recently.
The function was attended by Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM and other dignitaries from both the countries.
The main objective of the new university includes training of highly qualified engineers and technicians in nuclear energy and thermal physics, as well as fundamental and applied scientific research in nuclear physics, ROSATOM official said.
“The construction of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan is a large-scale project, the implementation of which is undoubtedly impossible without human resources development. Personnel training is the foundation for successful development of nuclear industry in the country, and we are happy that our cooperation with our Uzbek colleagues in this field is developing so successfully”, said Alexei Likhachev.
NRNU is an internationally reputed university in the nuclear industry All graduates of the Tashkent branch will receive Russian certificate, recognized in Uzbekistan and other foreign countries, and will be provided with jobs at domestic nuclear enterprises. Education in the university is state-funded.
Along with Uzbek specialists, highly qualified Russian teachers with many years of experience in teaching at leading universities in Russian and foreign countries are involved in the educational process. Thanks to distant learning, students will also be able to listen to lectures by the world class experts. Representatives of the IAEA and specialists of ROSATOM will be among the first lecturers.
In September 2018, Russia and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on cooperation in construction of a nuclear power plant in the latter’s territory. The project envisages t construction of two units with VVER-1200 reactors. The site near Lake Tuzkan in Jizzakh region has been selected for the purpose.