On 19-22 March 2017, representatives of Rosatom and Russian universities visited major universities of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The visit aimed at developing cooperation between Russian and Egyptian educational institutions.
During its four-day trip, the Russian delegation visited Alexandria University, the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Marine Transport, Cairo University, Ain Shams University, and Egyptian Russian University. The Russian delegation included representatives of National Research Nuclear University (MEPhi), Ural Federal University, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University, MGSU), Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.
Russian delegates held meetings with management and professors of Egyptian universities, learned about key educational programmes, visited laboratories and other university research facilities, and discussed future areas of the Egyptian-Russian cooperation.
On 20 March, the Russian delegation made a number of presentations in the Russian Centre for Culture and Science in Cairo. The delegates spoke about approaches to human resources planning and development Rosatom offers to its partners, and opportunities Russian educational institutions can provide for future cooperation.
During the visit, Alexandria University and MEPhi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which open doors for future mutual nuclear research and development programmes. The document also enables both universities to share infrastructure capabilities and R&D results and methodologies while promoting students exchange programmes.
The Russian delegation was led by Valery Karesin, Director of Educational Programmes and International Relations of Rosatom State Corporation. “Our visit mainly aims at discussing opportunities for Egyptian engineering students to receive relevant education and training based on joint Egyptian-Russian programmes so that the graduates could seek employment with El-Dabaa NPP in the future”, he said.