TPU Students Receive IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Female students of Tomsk Polytechnic University became the winning fellows of the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme.

Photo: one of the programme winners, Ekaterina Shcheglova, a TPU student

The names of fellows from all over the world were announced in Vienna. The fellows list included 11 female students from Russian universities studying Nuclear Physics.

Three of them are from Tomsk Polytechnic University. The scholarship was awarded to Ekaterina Shcheglova, Kamila Khuzhazhinova and Ister Khuashie.

“I entered the Master`s Degree programme in Nuclear Science and Technology at TPU in August 2020. During my bachelor`s degree programme, I was engaged in scientific work related to ensuring safety of handling nuclear materials at a nuclear power plant. At the moment, in the first year of my master`s degree, I started working with a new research advisor, and as part of my master`s degree research work, I study the quality control problems of national nuclear security standards.

I am glad that the initiatives of female scientists and students are supported internationally. For each of us, it is a great opportunity to fulfil our potential in nuclear industry and a motivation for further achievements,”

TPU student Ekaterina Shcheglova, one of the winning fellows, says.

The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme was launched by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in March, 2020. Over 550 candidates from 90 countries applied to participate and 100 female students from over the world were selected. The fellowship covers tuition fees for master`s degree programmes (up to €10 000 per year) and living costs (up to €10 000 per year) for a maximum period of two years.

“We welcome the award of the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships to Russian and international female students studying Nuclear Physics in Russian higher educational institutions. It is a very well-timed initiative of the IAEA aimed at promoting education and gender equality in nuclear. The programme fellows will help shape the future of nuclear power industry both in Russia and abroad. Rosatom as a socially responsible company supports these measures,” Communications Department of Rosatom State Corporation quotes Valery Karezin, Director of Educational Projects and the HR Service at Rosatom.