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MEPhI trains foreign specialists for first nuclear power plant in Jordan


In Jordan the country's first nuclear power plant is being built by Russian technologies: the project will be implemented by the “Rosatom” State Corporation, the world leader in nuclear technology, which uses only the most advanced, reliable and safe technologies. Training of personnel for foreign projects of Rosatom is also conducted by MEPhI, which has successful experience in this field.

In October, 2015, a delegation from Jordan visited the university, consisting of the chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Khaled Toukan, JAEC Commissioner Samer Kahook and JAEC deputy chairman Kamal Araj. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the expansion of interaction in the field of training future specialists for the nuclear industry in Jordan on the basis of our university as a center for the management of world nuclear knowledge.

On April 12, in Moscow, there was an interview with the Deputy Director of the Center for Nuclear Power Engineering at MEPhI V.V. Kondakov and students from Jordan, which was held together with a Jordanian TV company to demonstrate the powerful and stable educational base for training foreign high-level nuclear scientists.

In an interview with the representative of MEPhI they discussed educational programs and prospects for Jordanian students, high standards of quality training and ongoing education of Jordanian students. Vladimir Kondakov noted that the university currently has 26 Master’s degree students, 11 graduate students, and 50 students at the preparatory faculty, who will go to the first year of the Master's degree in September this year. "Training, which MEPhI gives, combines deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills. We have a branch in Volgodonsk, where students have at least a one-month compulsory practice." According to V.V. Kondakov, the received knowledge, skills and abilities will work for the benefit of the creation and development of nuclear power in Jordan.

The TV presenter's conversation with the Jordanian students took place in an informal atmosphere. The students explained why they chose Russia to study nuclear energy, shared their impressions of being in our country and studying at MEPhI.

Some of them have already studied nuclear engineering in Jordan, but they wanted to continue their studies in Russia. Also, the students mentioned the energy problem their country is facing and the importance of their education for ensuring the future prosperity of Jordan, improving the quality of life.

Reem Khrais, Master’s degree student of the 1st year:
- Studying at MEPhI is very interesting for me. I'm learning Russian and working with great teachers. At first it was difficult, but as soon as I realized what a great profit I could get from the education I received at the university, I wanted to work harder.

Iyad ALHigesh, postgraduate student of the 1st year:
- I chose MEPhI, because it is one of the largest universities in the world for nuclear research. Studying here, I can do not only educational activity, but also scientific. I am happy that I am studying at MEPhI.

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