Russia, Hungary to jointly bulid human resources for nuke sector

Russia and Hungary have signed a cooperation agreement for development of human resources for the nuclear power sector on February 17, 2015 in Budapest during the visit of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Hungary.
Sergei Kirienko, Director General of Russia’s state nuclear power corporation- Rosatom and Zoltan Balog, Hungarian Minister for Social Resources signed the agreement on behalf of the respective countries to expand cooperation in education and training, educational and scientific activities, as well as in joint training programs in the field of nuclear industry and related areas.The agreement paves the ways for organisational exchange programmes for undergraduate, graduate, doctorate students, and academics which will help build highly qualified personnel for nuclear industry.
Zoltan Balog, the Minister of Human Capacities of Hungary said: “For many decades, our countries have jointly developed peaceful nuclear technologies. Many Hungarian nuclear engineers received their degree in Russia, and we know that the reliable operation of the four units of the Paks NPP can be attributed to their high qualification, too. Now it is necessary to prepare a new generation of professionals who will participate in the design, construction, and operation of the new units. ”
DG of the State Corporation Rosatom Sergei Kirienko said: “Bilateral cooperation in the field of education and science opens up broad prospects. Rosatom offers its partners integrated solutions that, in addition to financing also include training of personnel. We always had close ties with the Paks NPP and the Hungarian scientific institutions. The agreement provides an opportunity to expand and intensify our cooperation. ”
The institutions from both the countries interested in the cooperation may sign additional protocols on joint programs. – Triune press release.