St. Petersburg, Russia

Nuclear Engineering

when 21 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 575

The School provides the unique opportunity to attend intensive academic program, which is composed of different lectures and practical work in nuclear engineering with experience from professors of European countries, with different opinions and approach.

The following topics will be covered during the School: 
- Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. Physical basis of nuclear energy;
- Nuclear Fuels; Fuel Cycle; Reactor Physics;
- Nuclear safety; Reactor technologies;
- Nuclear Reactor Kinetics;
- Economics & Project Management of Nuclear Reactors.

Thanks to the support provided by the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, students attending the School will have the opportunity of visiting the Leningrad NPP with RBMK type reactors and the Leningrad NPP-2 with VVER type reactors which is currently under construction in the town of Sosnovy Bor. This is a unique situation when old NPP is substituted by the newest one at the same place.

Lectures will be held in English in the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University from January 21 2019 to February 1 2019. At the end of the School participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 5 ECTS credits. All studies are developed accordingly to the European requirements and can be recognized as a period abroad.

The School is the ideal playground for young people motivated to continue their studies in the field of nuclear engineering.

Course leader

The Institute of Energy and Transport Systems of the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia).
Contact persons - coordinators: Mrs. Alena Aleshina (, Mrs. Ekaterina Sokolova (

Target group

The course is opened for Russian and foreign Bachelor and Master Degree students with specialized background in Nuclear Engineering

Course aim

The Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is a large Russian technical university, encompassing a number of long-standing, high-profile scientific schools and holding an impressive track record of undisputed achievements in research, education and innovation. The strategic goal of SPbPU is the modernization and development of the university into a leading globally competitive research and education center for integrating interdisciplinary research and world-class technologies.

Our School give you a fantastic opportunity to experience a nice combination of taking studies seriously in our smart University and having fun in our charming city!

Credits info

5 EC
Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the winter school and all necessary documentation to validate the course at their home university.

Fee info

EUR 575: The course fees include all lectures, practical section, course material, company visits and cultural program. Tuition fee is fixed in rubles (40 000 RUB) and in EUR depends on a currency exchange rate and can vary.

The cultural program includes:
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art;
- Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg;
- Russian language & culture class;
- Farewell party.


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