Strategic Partnership with Rosatom

MEPHI’s strategic partner – Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation – is a global leader in building civilian nuclear power plants. It is the university’s main sponsor and one of its biggest stakeholders: many of our graduates launch their international careers with this nuclear full-cycle, full-service corporation.

Since its foundation, MEPhI has been an important element for the Russian nuclear industry, providing both R&D efforts as well as raising the next generation of specialists for the Russian State Nuclear Corporation.

Planning for a smarter and safer future, Rosatom has taken on the responsibility to train the young generation that will take over running and managing power plants worldwide, with the help of MEPhI.

Today, MEPhI educates over 650 BS and MS students from all over the world, including Vietnam, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Jordan in the program “Nuclear Plants: Design, Operation and Engineering”. MEPhI also is a second home to 60 PhD students from 24 countries, including China, Argentina, Armenia, Uzbekistan, etc. Short-term exchange programs for foreign scientists, specialists and students at MEPhI are conducted on a regular basis.

Connection to the Russian and International Nuclear Networks

MEPhI, as a leader in the consortium of universities supporting Rosatom, has continued its work on strengthening the cooperation between the Russian Nuclear Education Network and international networks of nuclear and engineering education. These networks include ENEN, INSEN, STAR-NET and ANENT.

A number of education initiatives on nuclear knowledge management and nuclear education have been established in cooperation with the IAEA:

  • Workshop on Nuclear Knowledge Management “Formation of competence in the field of nuclear knowledge management within the university curricula”.
  • International Vienna Centre for Nuclear Competence (VINCC), which is aimed at providing professional training and expertise for the safe and effective use of nuclear technology and applications
  • Annual NKM School in Trieste. Participation of representatives from 30 countries in the School of Nuclear Knowledge Management, organized by the IAEA in cooperation with MEPhI. The IAEA Director General Mr. Yukiya Amano praised the initiative of MEPhI for certifying the “Nuclear Knowledge Management” course (International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste (Italy)).

International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA) is a framework facilitated by the IAEA in collaboration with nuclear engineering and business faculties at universities and with nuclear employers around the world. Its goal is to support participating universities in the implementation of high quality master's level management programmes for the nuclear sector. MEPhI have started this master program in 2016.