The first Ukrainian-Turkish Nuclear Energy School
For two years already, the Odessa National Polytechnic University is actively cooperating with Turkish universities as partners in the project aimed onto development of training in the nuclear engineering field for the power industry of Turkey.
From July 13 to July 20, the Ukrainian-Turkish summer school devoted to nuclear energy issues was held at ONPU. Apart of ONPU, its organizers from the Ukrainian side were: the State Enterprise “National Atomic Power Company ENERGOATOM”, State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety “SSTC NRS”. As organizer from the Turkish side acted the Institute for Nuclear Research at the University of Ankara, which operates under the bilateral agreement between ONPU and the INR UA.
27 representatives from 8 Turkish universities participated in the summer school, each Univesity being represented by professors who train specialists in the nuclear energy field, students and postgraduate students in the relevant programs. The school’s comprehensive program included not only lecture courses by leading professors of ONPU and representatives of ENERGOATOM and SSTC NRS, reports from colleagues from Turkish universities on their vision of training special aspects, but also the acquaintance with Ukrainian culture, visit to the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as a brief intro to the nuclear engineer’s practical activity: visit to Zaporizhzhya NPP (Energodar city), also the Turkish guest visited nd about the professional staff training and retraining center for nuclear power plants personnel.
(details and video reportage available on the ENERGOATOM web )
The first joint summer school of our two universities became a significant guarantee to further comprehensive development of Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in higher education field. This event was made possible due to the persistent work of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Turkey, as well as through the active interaction between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in the person of L.M. Grinevich with the Minister of Higher Education I. Yilmaz and the representative of the Turkish Republic Council for Higher Education E. Sarach. Just the last meeting of these institutions heads that took place end of March 2018 at the Istanbul University brought this first significant keystone embodied in the Ukrainian-Turkish summer school - 2018 results.