Tomsk Polytechnic University prepared the first masters in Nuclear Power Plants Operation. The program in English was developed by TPU upon request of Rosatom to ensure training of nuclear specialists of its partner countries. The first graduates will receive their diplomas on July 3.
The first seven graduates of new TPU and Rosatom joined program successfully presented their master's theses.
"I studied nuclear physics and technology at Tomsk Polytechnic University. Upon graduation, I’m going to take a postgraduate course, or get a job at one of nuclear enterprises in my country," says Sameh Helmy Fadel Afifi, a student from Egypt, who defended his master's diploma with honors.
He notes that he is grateful to Tomsk Polytechnic University for new friends and good teachers.
"I would like to thank our wonderful teachers too," says Stella Ntiwaah, a student from Ghana. Like Sameh, she defended her master's diploma with honors. In future, she plans to continue her research in the field of neutron-physical characteristics of pressurized water reactors. —
Teachers paid a lot of attention to us, tried to help in every possible way, sometimes even more than their duties required. Employees of the university and hostels were also very friendly to us. It is very important for a person who came to study in a foreign country to feel support of people around him and their readiness to help."
Stella adds that while studying in Tomsk she made many good friends and got new impressions.
"I consider Tomsk to be one of the most beautiful cities," concludes the student.
Graduates wish future students of this program more practice and full immersion in conditions of production. This experience will be very useful in their future work at nuclear enterprises in their countries.
"Nuclear Power Plants Operation program is specifically designed for students from Rosatom partner countries, where Russian-type nuclear power plants are located or will be launched. Such plants require highly qualified personnel.
Tomsk Polytechnic University participates in promotion of nuclear education both in Russia and abroad. TPU is a basic academic partner of Rosatom and one of the main manpower suppliers for the state corporation,
— says Stepan Buikin, Head of the International Admission Office of Tomsk Polytechnic University.
It is noteworthy that now 15 master students from five countries — Ghana, Tanzania, India, China and Nigeria — complete the first year of their studies.
The master's program Nuclear Power Plants Operation is one of nine programs implemented at TPU in English. Both Russian and foreign students who are going to build their career in international companies or work abroad can apply to this program.