st. Petersburg, the Turkish students of the Peter the Great Polytechnic University (SPBPU) completed their training in the specialty "Nuclear Power Plants: Design, Operation and Engineering" as part of the operational personnel training program for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS). Thus, 6 groups completed their training within the scope of the program. Since 2018, 4 groups have graduated from the Russian National University for Nuclear Research (UANU MEPhI), and 1 group has received a specialization in St. Petersburg, he was entitled to graduate from the master's program of the Peter the Great Polytechnic University (SPbPU).
A total of 24 participants in the student group from the Republic of Turkey successfully completed the program, while 3 students graduated with a high degree of success. The students, who were accepted to the specialist training program for Akkuyu NGS in 2015 as a result of a multi-layered qualifying process consisting of tests and competitions, learned Russian for a year in the preparatory class. Interned at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant during the training, the group studied the equipment production process for the Akkuyu NPP at the Izhora plant and at the "Atommash" enterprise in Petrozavodsk. Students in the group during their education in St. He also had the opportunity to visit various enterprises of energy plants in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Graduates who have completed their graduation thesis in January will start working on the construction of Akkuyu NPP this summer.
During their education, Turkish students took an active role in their professional, cultural and social life as well as their studies related to departmental courses. Nurberk Sungur received a scholarship for the Maria Skłodowska-Curie program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Sungur won the right to go to Vienna for a 1-year internship. Turkish students also organized a Turkish culture festival at the Polytechnic University. Students Ege Mert, Şahin Can Tipi and Furkan Arslan formed a rock band and became the finalists of the “Polirock” intercollegiate music competition.
Making a statement on the subject, AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş. General Manager Anastasia Zoteeva: “Congratulations to our graduates for successfully completing the university. We are waiting for all of them at Akkuyu NPP construction site. Now begins a new, interesting and full period in their life. In this process, they will put their knowledge into practice with the participation of professional and wise experts. We have a lot of work ahead of us. All of these jobs are very interesting and necessary. Young professionals can only dream of such a situation, as all the resources are available for full-fledged, productive and intensive work activities with unlimited career opportunities! I hope that young professionals with a diploma will continue to engage in personal training, music, sports and other hobbies by staying in our great friendly team. I support this very much," he said.
SPbPU Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs Professor Dmitrii Arseniev said: “As one of the best higher education institutions in Russia, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg is actively involved in the training of specialists for the decisively developing Turkish nuclear industry. Our university has extensive experience in training personnel for the design, operation and engineering of nuclear power plants. We train top professionals here. I am sure that great professional opportunities await Turkish graduates in the first nuclear power plant of the Republic of Turkey. We are Akkuyu NÜKLEER A.Ş. We are gladly ready to develop cooperation in science and education with
Graduate students said the following on the subject:
Mustafa Elaldı, graduate of SPbPU-2022: “I am very happy that I decided to study in Russia. 6.5 years of intensive training at SPbPU have passed. Now we know many things, we can do many things and I am looking forward to start working at the first NPP in our country. We believe that Russia is a leader in nuclear energy and that our knowledge is invaluable for the perspectives of developing nuclear technologies in Turkey. I am happy that in the very near future, I will start to practice my profession that I have dreamed of for a long time.”
Cihan Açıkgöz, graduate of SPbPU-2022: “St. I am very proud to have graduated from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great. The training was tough but I passed all the exams successfully and got the red diploma. It was an interesting experience, we spent 6.5 years here and now we are ready to work in our homeland. I enjoyed studying in Russia! Turkey, welcome the new generation of nuclear experts!”
Nurberk Sungur, graduate of SPbPU-2022: “St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is one of the best technical universities in the world and I am glad to study here. My education has allowed me to become an expert meeting the highest global standards. Thanks to my new acquaintances and teachers, I learned a lot and am proud to return to my country as a young nuclear expert.”