On May 18 the Russia-IAEA Nuclear Management School for Managers in Nuclear Organizations organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ROSATOM finished its work in ANO ROSATOM Technical Academy in Saint-Petersburg. This school was the third in a row and focused on the mid- and senior managers. It was built in as a separate key event in the program of ATOMEXPO.
The School was attended by 23 participants from 16 countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. On the IAEA side the School Director was Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Director of Nuclear Power Department Mikhail Chudakov; on the ROSATOM side the Director was Vladimir Artisyuk, Vice Principal for International Activities of ROSATOM Technical Academy.
The School opened on May 14 in Sochi on the sidelines of the X International Forum ATOMEXPO 2018. The opening ceremony was attended by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev. “It is special credit for us that it is our education system has been taken by the IAEA as the partnership system and it is with alliance with us the IAEA has approached already third sitting of the joint School,” Likhachev said in his welcoming address. The School participants visited the Forum and took part in its business program.
The School was focused on development of nuclear infrastructure, safety culture management, achievements in reactor technology and management of nuclear knowledge. The learning was aimed at developing managerial and technical competences necessary for development or implementation of national nuclear power programs and included both the theoretical classes and technical tours. In particular, the School participant visited Leningrad NPP where were show to the reactor and turbine halls and full-scale simulators for VVER and RBMK reactors. In the ROSATOM Technical Academy in Saint-Petersburg they were familiarized with the full-scale simulator for the FNPP Akademik Lomonosov.