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Students of the TPU School of Nuclear Technology took part in the second Youth Forum “Russia-Africa: Nuclear Education for Sustainable Development”, which took place at RUDN University.

Photo: provided by the RUDN University press service

The forum was organized by Rosatom State Corporation and RUDN University as part of the development of the agreement signed in 2019 at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi. The event is dedicated to the search for new forms of cooperation in the field of sustainable development of African countries through the promotion of nuclear education, which makes it possible to realize the potential of young people in high-tech fields of science and technology in the countries of their residence.

Tomsk Polytechnic Institute became the coordinator of the section “Nuclear Medicine Today and Tomorrow”. Students from African countries studying at TPU under the Nuclear Science and Technology program made online reports as speakers from the university.

“The work of the section was devoted to the practice-oriented training of Russian and foreign personnel in the field of nuclear medicine within the framework of sustainable development programs. Among the topics of the reports sounded, for example, the development and production of new generation radiopharmaceuticals, digital technologies in medicine, improvement of methods and technologies in radiation therapy and diagnostics “,

– says the deputy director of the TPU IYATSh – the head of international nuclear educational programs Vera Verkhoturova.

Irina Svyato, advisor to the general director of Rusatom Healthcare, and Vincent Humbulani, head of the radiation therapy department at the Academic Hospital of the University of Pretoria (South Africa), took part in the section as moderators.

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“The topic of the forum is the future of many countries and peoples. Forum participants can make a significant contribution to their well-being. The forum is dedicated to the search for new forms of cooperation in the field of sustainable development of African countries. First of all, through the promotion of nuclear education. We are talking about promising areas in the field of higher education, training highly qualified personnel in the field of nuclear technologies for the countries of the African continent. We need to focus on how not to lose momentum amid a pandemic and reduced mobility, ”the academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the RUDN University addressed the forum participants Vladimir Filippov.


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