Ural Federal University (URFU) recently announced that Belarus’ future engineers specializing in nuclear power plants will receive their training in the Urals.
The joint master’s program, titled Electronic Control System of Physical Units, is between Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) and the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU). The Belarusian engineer students will train at URFU’s Physics and Technology Institute (FTI).
The agreement is mutually advantageous, as BNTU has opportunities for URFU students as well. Six of the 11 research centers at BNTU are instrumental to international scientific and technological cooperation, as the university receives 72 percent of its funding from Russia, China, Belarus and other countries.
BSUIR is also interested in future training options in collaboration with URFU’s Institute of Radio Engineering and Information Technology.
The Belarusian nuclear power plant is outside Ostrowiec in the Grodno region. The engineers plan for the first unit to be completed in 2018, with the second unit to be finished no later than 2019.