On 22 February, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) signed a Protocol on the intent of cooperation in the field of education on nuclear safety and security with the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.
Before the signing ceremony, information feedback was arranged on activities of the organizations participating in the negotiations and discussions on the areas and formats of cooperation. Sarmite Andersson, Project Manager of the Office for International Relations in the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Stig Isaksson, nuclear safety expert, Serhii Sydorenko, Vice Rector for International Relations of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and an associate member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Yevgen Pysmennyy, Dean of the Heat Power Engineering Department, Nataliia Klos, Chief Specialist of the Physical Protection Sector of the Nuclear Energy Facilities in the Nuclear Energy and Atomic Industry Department of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and others participated in the discussion.
The Protocol provides for the implementation of joint training and research projects (courses and trainings for students, summer schools, maintenance of material and technical resources of the Igor Sikorsky KPI including establishment of research laboratories, participation in domestic and international events on nuclear safety and security, etc.). Specific cooperation programs in educational and research fields are determined by separate agreements. The Protocol envisages that not only Igor Sikorsky KPI but also other organizations in the field of nuclear safety (in such cases, the university can assume administrative support) will participate in certain events from the Ukrainian side. In addition, the projects under which the participants will cooperate can go beyond nuclear safety and cover nuclear waste management and issues related to protection against radiation, etc.
The parties also agreed that other universities of Ukraine and the Black Sea region working in relevant areas would be involved into the cooperation, if possible.
KPI Press Office