On Sept. 21, the International Youth Nuclear Forum Obninsk NEW will open in Obninsk, which is home to the world’s first nuclear power plant. The event is part of the Nuclear Education Week and is organized by the Rosatom State Corporation, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, and Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering — a branch office of MEPhI.

Among those participating in the forum will be undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students, and young researchers from more than 70 countries (including China, India, Vietnam, Hungary, Kenya, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, South Africa and others), as well as recognized experts from the academic community, major international corporations, and government agencies.

The key theme for this year’s forum is Empowering Education for the World’s Sustainable Tomorrow.

The organizers envision all discussions and activities as lively interactive events. The goal is to comprehensively address the global challenges, the prospects of nuclear science, and the emerging technological trends, as well as the role of youth organizations in furthering education in the domain of nuclear technology, fostering an environment that makes the industry accessible to everyone, and establishing Obninsk as an important hub for training personnel for the nuclear industry.

Prominent speakers:

Alexey Likhachev, Director General, Rosatom State Corporation.

Sama Bilbao y León, Director General of World Nuclear Association.

Andrei Fursenko, Aide to the President of Russia (secretary of the Council, member of the Council’s presidium).

Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Vladimir Shevchenko, Rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.

Hortensia Jiménez Rivera, Director General, Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency (ABEN).

Alikaan Çiftçi, President, Nuclear Industry Association of Türkiye.

Tran Chi Thanh, President, Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute.

Vladislav Shapsha, Governor, Kaluga Oblast of Russia.

Tatiana Leonova, Head of the City Administration, Obninsk.

Rafael Chesori, President, African Young Generation in Nuclear (nonprofit organization), Kenya.

Raden Mas Muhammed Mukhriz bin Radin Mas Emran, Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Brunei Youth Council.

Some of the highlights of the forum are a plenary session titled “Empowering Education for the World’s Sustainable Tomorrow” featuring Alexey Likhachev and the specialized session “Energy for Humanity: Unlocking the Potential of Nuclear Power” featuring Anatoly Chukharev, the Director of the Rosenergoatom International Business and Development Department. Deputy Director General for Human Resources Tatiana Terentieva of Rosatom will deliver concluding remarks at the close of the event.

The forum in Obninsk is envisioned as an annual event.

For more information and to see webcast of the event please visit https://impact-mission.org and https://impact-mission.org/events/obninsk-new-2023/

Source: Communications Department of ROSATOM