Turkish students of NRNU MEPhİ returned to study after holydays


A new academic year has begun for the Turkish students of the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhİ under the program to train specialists in order to operate Akkuyu NPP. 69 students have become the first-year students after successful training at the preparatory department in the Nuclear Energy Institute of the NRNU MEPhİ (Branch of the NRNU MEPhİ in the city of Obninsk, Russia).




The employees of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC and representative of the Club for International Friendship (CIF) «MEPhİ Unity» met the students in the Airport and helped them with dormitory check-in. The next day the dormitory and its neighborhood excursion tour was carried out for the Turkish students.


This year the program of adaptation for the first-year students «MEPhİ: User Manual for Foreign Students» has been launched. Not only the Russian but foreign senior students took part in organization and preparation of the event. Ahmet-Zeki Albayrak, second-year Turkish student, became a curator of the foreign students. He passed a six-day curator training course, during which he took part in various trainings, learned about efficient communication rules, basics of self-presentation and so forth. Ahmet Albayrak shared his impressions: «I am glad to give a hand to foreign students, as in the beginning of our studies we also had problems when settling down. The Russian students helped us, and now I would like to assist my new friends from my motherland. Also I gave assistance to new students from Bangladesh and Vietnam. I hope that soon the new students will blend into our united team».


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The program to train specialists in order to operate Akkuyu NPP is being implemented under the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation on May 12, 2010. The training is carried out in the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhİ in Moscow and in the Nuclear Energy Institute NRNU MEPhİ (Branch of University) in the city of Obninsk. Starting 2015 the training with nuclear specialization will also be arranged in the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPSPU). Over 240 students from Turkey are now studying in the NRNU MEPhİ; up to 600 specialists are to be trained. 6,155 applications for 80 places have been filed to participate in the entrance testing in Turkey in 2015 in order to study in the University. This October a new group is to come.



After the materials of the CIF «MEPhİ Unity»