Keywords: knowledge preservation, nuclear education, international networks, nuclear knowledge management, nuclear energy, nuclear power, nuclear workforce training, nuclear workforce re-education, higher education, Russia, university cooperation
The role of the international integration of nuclear education, nuclear knowledge management and education in providing the basis for the future renaissance of nuclear energy
For Russia, nuclear technologies serve as the basis for economic, energy and political security. However, there are some challenges that significantly inhibit nuclear growth and development. One of these challenges is the shortage of qualified personnel. In the Russian nuclear sector there has been no systematic approach to workforce training and re-education until now. One of the most effective ways of solving the problems of nuclear education is to strengthen the cooperation between the universities at the national and international levels. The establishment of the most important element of the Russian nuclear educational cluster – the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) – is one of the initiatives that are in trend with global nuclear developments and one of the efficient solutions for some obstacles to nuclear progress in Russia.