MEPhI takes part in international forum “ATOMEXPO-2019”

On April 15-16, the XI International forum "ATOMEXPO-2019" has taken place in the Main media center of Sochi. It is being held at the initiative of the Rosatom state corporation and within ten years has become a traditional meeting place for key representatives of the world nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organizations, experts.

MEPhI was represented by the rector M.N. Strikhanov, first vice-rector O.V. Nagornov, vice-rectors E.B. Vesna and T.N. Leonova, the Head of external communications and career guidance education department S.A. Ganat, representatives of INPhE N.S. Barbashina and G.V. Tikhomirov, HES Director M.G. Ganchenkova, and also heads of branches.

Representatives of the University participated in several round tables. On April 15, a discussion was held on the topic: "Digital solutions: from specialized nuclear solutions to the development of infrastructure projects in the energy and other sectors of the economy". During the event, participants discussed which digital solutions are used to achieve the global sustainable development purposes, which digital products of the nuclear industry can be used to develop the economy and improve the quality of life of the population, as well as barriers associated with their implementation.

At the next meeting, experts discussed national interests and international cooperation in the development human of capital as a factor of economic growth. It was paralleled by a round table devoted to innovations and education in the nuclear industry. It was attended by foreign experts, in particular, the Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) W. D. Magwood.

On the second day of the forum, the delegation of MEPhI took part in the discussion on sustainable urban development.

In 2018, the President of Uzbekistan S. Mirziyoyev signed a decree on the establishment of a MEPhI branch in Tashkent. In this regard, in the framework of the forum University’s representatives met with the Deputy Minister of energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the General Director of Agency on development of nuclear energy J. Mirzamahmudov. According to him, it is very important to prepare the local personnel base for the nuclear industry, and this is a key issue for Uzbekistan.

The forum was also included the ceremony of signing of a memorandum between MEPhI and Institute for Nuclear and Energy Research (Brazil).