Professors and Researchers from 15 Countries Complete Advanced Training Course on Nuclear Research Reactors and Cyclotrons at TPU

Tomsk Polytechnic University is giving an international advanced training course entitled Nuclear Research Reactors and Cyclotrons. Use, Facilities, Educational Programs. The advanced training course is designed for academic staff and managerial personnel of organizations from overseas partner countries of the Rosatom State Corporation.

The course was developed jointly with the Rosatom Technical Academy. The first participants who completed the course in 2018 were representatives from Zambia, Nigeria, Egypt, Serbia and Bolivia.

This year, the course is given in a hybrid mode for 10 days. A part of the participants came to Tomsk, while the others are joining the course online.

“The advanced training course in English gathered together over 30 participants from Egypt, Hungary, Serbia, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Jordan, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Bolivia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Congo and Bangladesh.

“The advanced training course in English gathered together over 30 participants from Egypt, Hungary, Serbia, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Jordan, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Bolivia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Congo and Bangladesh.

It is academic staff from higher education institutions, managerial personnel of organizations, who are involved in developing nuclear power programs,” says Vera Verkhoturova, Deputy Director and Head of International Nuclear Education Programs of the TPU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

The course program describes the practical experience of using nuclear research installations in the domestic nuclear industry. The course covers the following topics:

  • basic characteristics, capabilities and application of nuclear research reactors;
  • modern technologies and achievements of nuclear research reactors based on the Russian experience;
  • construction features of the TPU nuclear research reactor, its main application areas, including industry, research and education;
  • methodology, basic techniques of arranging and giving practicals based on the TPU nuclear research reactor;
  • operation principles of research cyclotrons using the example of the TPU R7M cyclotron;
  • main areas of the use of cyclotrons in nuclear medicine;
  • methodology for students’ internship at the operating Russian research cyclotron;
  • features of construction and application of betatrons in scientific, research, industrial and medical purposes;
  • accelerators for use in medical purposes;
  • application of radiotherapy devices for cancer treatment.