Alerts Energy Infrastructure / Innovations Nuclear 3 April, 2024 7:30 am   
COMMENTS: Marcin Karwowski

Poland and Korea want to educate a nuclear power elite

kings KINGS University in South Korea. Picture by Jędrzej Stachura

Korean universities have established cooperation with the University of Warsaw in order to create a European Training Center for personnel in nuclear energy. The project will be implemented with the participation of KHNP.

On March 25, 2024, Korean universities: KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS), Busan National University (PNU) and Korea Nuclear Association for International Cooperation (KNA) signed an agreement with the University of Warsaw (UW). The aim of the cooperation is to create a European Training Centre that will train experts implementing projects for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Konin-Pątnów. The center will prepare future personnel that will implement the nuclear technology offered by Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP).

KINGS has been cooperating with UW for years, in July 2020, both universities signed an agreement that allowed Polish students to take one-year internships in Korea. In 2022, they finalized an agreement on a program of Academic Cooperation in the field of Nuclear Power Plant Engineering and technology, improving cooperation in the field of remote education.

In a new project, KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School will support Polish universities in developing a new education program and adapting existing educational paths in the field of nuclear energy. The new program is intended to involve students in the process of its creation and implementation, which is to be facilitated by cooperation with Korean lecturers who will share their experience in the field of nuclear energy. KINGS experts will share practical knowledge on the implementation of the APR 1400 reactor offered by KHNP.

Korea Hydro Nuclear Power / Marcin Karwowski