ArmInfo. The issue of training personnel for the nuclear energy of Armenia is becoming more evident, said Head of the Nuclear Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Artem Petrosyan during the presentation of the Olympiad in Physics and Mathematics, organized by the State Corporation Rosatom and the National Polytechnic University of Armenia in Yerevan. The Olympiad for senior students is held within the framework of cooperation between Russia and Armenia in the field of personnel training for the nuclear industry. It will be held in two stages - in autumn 2017 and in winter 2018 - at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia.
As Artem Petrosyan noted, not only nuclear power plants need qualified personnel in Armenia, but a number of other branch organizations, including the Scientific Research Institute "Armatom" and the Scientific Research Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety. Nuclear Security State Committee of Armenia, the ministry itself, as well as "Neutralization of radioactive waste" are also interested in young professionals. The Olympiad opens the way for students to study in such an authoritative university as the National Nuclear Research University "MEPhI", and this is undoubtedly an excellent chance for both the students themselves and for the future of the Armenian nuclear energy. "We very much hope that all future students of MEPhI from Armenia will return and continue working in their homeland. The need for such personnel is really felt," stressed Artem Petrosyan.
The State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" unites more than 350 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all civilian companies of the nuclear industry of Russia, research centers and the world's only nuclear fleet. "Rosatom" takes a leading position in the world market of nuclear technologies. At present, Rosatom is building 8 power units in Russia and 34 power units abroad, Rosatom is Armenia's partner in the modernization of Metsamor NPP and provides the station with nuclear fuel. The National Polytechnic University of Armenia is a higher educational institution providing a multi-level engineering education. It was founded in 1933. Today the university has 11,000 students, the main teaching staff is 1000 people, most of whom have academic degrees. It prepares bachelor and graduate engineers in 105 specialties, 19 master engineers and 17 engineers. It has 3 branches in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Kapan