23rd October, 2019, Sochi, Russia - A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between ROSATOM and the People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) during the Russia-Africa Summit.
The agreement allows ROSATOM, its partner universities and RUDN to work together in promoting Russian nuclear education abroad, mainly in African countries. Areas of cooperation include: developing international inter-university programmes; attracting foreign applicants from ROSATOM’s partner countries to study at Russian universities; as well as promoting projects that will help foreign students to integrate socially and culturally. A separate area of cooperation is the development and testing of preparatory training (in the Russian language and specialised subjects) for foreign applicants for Russian university admission.
“RUDN’s many years’ experience working in Africa combined with ROSATOM’s social projects, will not only increase interest in Russian nuclear education, but will also help to develop national nuclear education and training systems in Africa.” stated ROSATOM’s Director General Alexey Likhachev.
RUDN’s Rector Vladimir Filippov agreed, adding: “The cooperation between the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and RUDN will enable us to develop international inter-university cooperation in Africa, and will increase interest on the continent in Russian nuclear technologies, as well as Russian nuclear education.”