Rosatom institutions and three Russian universities unite in a scientific consortium that will develop educational programmes for training of specialists from European countries and China that working on new-generation reactors or fast neutron reactors. “This project is needed to support export of the ‘fast’ reactor technology under the Rosatom’s ‘Proryv, or Breakthrough,’ project”, – said project manager Vyacheslav Pershukov during a presentation at the ‘Breakthrough to the Future’ session on June 8, 2021.

The new consortium, which will be formed out specifically for the ‘Proryv’ programme and the ‘New Technology Platform’ programme, will include the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University.

In Pershukov’s presentation, it is reported that the cluster is being created to “support the export potential of the ‘Proryv’”. In the nearest time, the consortium members should develop educational programmes in English on technologies of closed nuclear fuel cycle and ‘fast’ reactors, as well as establish cooperation with foreign partners. Educational organizations of European countries and China are prospective partners in this area.

Vyacheslav Pershukov said that by 2030, it is required to train more than one thousand such specialists for the state corporation’s industry project in Russia. For this purpose, a training and information centre will be set up in Seversk, Tomsk region, where the unique fast neutron reactor BREST-300 is being built.