Turkey sends 32 students to Russia, China for nuclear energy trainings

Turkey sends 32 students to Russia, China for nuclear energy trainings

ANKARA
Turkey sends 32 students to Russia, China for nuclear energy trainings

The Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry is sending 32 students to Russia and China in a bid to provide human resources for planned nuclear power plants in Turkey.

Twenty-five of the students will study at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University to be employed at the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant after completing internship schemes, the ministry said in a statement on Jan. 14.

They will also attend trainings at Russia’s state-run nuclear energy institution Rosatom within the scope of a protocol signed between the bodies of the two countries.

Turkish students are advised to apply via the website akkuyu.com in order to enter the written and oral exams to attend the nuclear energy training programs in Russia.

Seven other students will be sent to China’s Tsinghua University to study energy engineering and management.

Engineering graduates are required to send their resumes and academic records to the ministry until Jan. 16.

The number of students sent by Turkey overseas to get nuclear energy trainings since 2011 has reached 244.

Some 35 of them started working at the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant construction site in 2018.

At least 147 other university graduates also were selected for post-graduate studies overseas, the ministry said.

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