PhD graduate and employee of INPhE MEPhI Ekaterina Bogdanova — at the Annual Global Nuclear Engineering and Related Sciences Commencement

On 4 June 2021, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA OECD) hosted the worldwide nuclear science and technology graduation ceremony. The event featured remarks by representatives from the global nuclear sector, the academic community and the younger generation working in nuclear science and engineering.

The event was attended by NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV, Japan Steel Industry Professor and Associate Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Richard K. Lester, Chairman and CEO of NuScale Power John L. Hopkins, Professor of Physics at the Balseiro Institute and Research Director at the Bariloche Atomic Centre in Argentina Karen Astrid Hallberg, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo Ryugo Hayano, President of the Paris-Saclay University Sylvie Retailleau, End States Engineer at Magnox Ltd and COP26 Lead for Youth in Nuclear Arun Khuttan, and other nuclear industry representatives.

Ekaterina Bogdanova, PhD graduate and employee of INPhE MEPhI, was also one of the speakers. Drawing on her experience of international internships and work in the international collaborations, Ekaterina emphasized that only through international cooperation, the exchanges of knowledge surrounding nuclear and joint efforts can we work together to address the one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind and build a cleaner and truly sustainable world.

Those of you who are graduating into this field now are embarking on a great adventure. One the likes of which we've not seen in a great many years. One that shows nuclear energy is part of the solution to many of the world's problems, said NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV

We know that climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face – both in terms of its potential impacts on the planet and on our societies, and in terms of the sheer scale of the international co-operation needed to tackle it, - underlined during his keynote remarks Richard K. Lester, Associate Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Japan Steel Industry Professor. We are counting on you to help harness the extraordinary potential of nuclear science and technology to contribute to decarbonisation and to make a better world.

Read also the article on the NEA website