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2013.10.22. 10:35

The fourth HUVINETT course has finished at BME NTI

Category: Education
By: lorincz


On the 9th September, 2013 the fourth Vietnamese group started its nuclear basic training course in Hungary. This time 41 Vietnamese experts participated in the common course of the BME Institute of Nuclear Techniques and the Paks NPP Ltd. The HUVINETT (Hungarian Vietnamese Nuclear Energy Train the Trainers) course was organised within the framework of the educational agreement between Hungary and Vietnam.

The quickly developing Asian country plans to start the construction of at least four nuclear units in the next years. The emerging civil nuclear program needs large amount of well-trained, highly educated experts for operating personnel, research and regulator staff. Hungary has a key role in this education: already more than 150 Vietnamese experts have attended our nuclear upgrading courses.

Three similar groups arrived to Hungary earlier: the first course started in September 2012, the second group in October 2012, the third group arrived in March 2013.

The upgrading course consists of two parts: in the first three weeks the participants attended lectures on the theoretical and practical bases of nuclear electricity generation. They performed also laboratory experiments in the Training Reactor of the Institute of Nuclear Techniques of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). In the second three weeks they improved their practical skills and knowledge at the NPP Paks – among others in the Maintenance Training Center and in the Full Scope Simulator.

The satisfaction of the Vietnamese party is clearly shown by the fact, that the rectors of the BME and the Viet-Hung Industry University of Hanoi have signed a cooperation agreement in September. This memorandum promotes broader cooperation in education and research between the two universities.