Nuclear chief: Russia to set up nuclear university

Russia is to set up a national nuclear university as part of the plan to build Rosatom, the state nuclear power corporation, nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko said Monday.

Nuclear chief: Russia to set up nuclear university
The university will be based at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, said Kiriyenko after a conference at the Russian Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, in the Volga area, the Ria Novosti news agency reported.

A development program for the university would be worked out in the first quarter of 2008, he said.

President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill on building Rosatom in December and named Kiriyenko the head of the corporation, which will be formed on the basis of the Russian Federal Nuclear Power Agency and incorporate all civilian and military nuclear facilities and enterprises.

The nuclear chief has pledged to conduct organizational reforms in the country's nuclear sector and complete the restructuring by March 1, 2008.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Aralık 2007, 16:07