The French Institute INSTN (National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology) and the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have signed an agreement in the field of education and training in the framework of the IX International Forum “ATOMEXPO 2017”.

The document was signed by the Director of the INSTN Philippe Corréa and the rector of MEPhI Mikhail Strikhanov.

The agreement envisages cooperation between the two universities in the fields of education and science, in particular: mutual exchange of students at graduate and post-graduate levels; exchange of faculty and development of joint programs, courses, double degree programmes; teaching cooperation and exchange of information and documentation in the field of methods and tools in education.
The first joint project will be the Franco-Russian student competition of scientific works.

Active interaction of the main center of nuclear education of France through its tight links with the French CEA, INSTN and the leading Russian University in the field of nuclear industry MEPhI will actively help to improve the quality of specialists training for nuclear power of both countries.

The National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology, INSTN is a public higher education institution administered by the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, established in 1956. It is under the joint authority of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs. It is the main center of nuclear education in France.
The Institute is committed to the European process by actively participating in the development of a European area for higher education in the nuclear sector. It is a founding member of the ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network) Association which is a network that promotes training activities in the nuclear energy sector. The INSTN chaired the association from 2003 to 2013 and is also involved in projects funded by the European framework programme for research and development (FPRD) to develop and standardise education and training in Europe.

The National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" is a leading Russian University in the field of nuclear energy, cybernetics and nuclear medicine.
Today MEPhI is the all-Russian scientific-educational complex, having branches in all regions of presence of the State Corporation "Rosatom", the main partner and ally of the University.
Nucleus and elementary particles physics, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, radiation and beam technologies, superconductivity and nuclear fusion, intelligent computer systems, nuclear medicine and medical physics — this is a partial list of promising areas in the University which it provides for students, engaged in both practical and research activity.
Not less important place in the work of the University is given for the training of managers, experts and analysts responsible for monitoring and audit of technological and industrial sectors of the Russian and world economy, as well as specialists in management, nuclear law and international scientific and technological cooperation.