Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

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Analysis of the Efficiency of Training for Foreign Students in the Field of Non-Power Applications of Nuclear Technologies

9/23/2022 2022 - #03 Personnel training

Panov A.V. Kozmin G.V.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2022.3.15

UDC: 378.4:378.147:621.039.83

The paper presents the experience of conducting a practical course for foreign students at the IATE MEPhI’s resource center on the use of nuclear technologies in the non-power sector. The training was organized on the basis of the RIRAE in the field of using agricultural radiation technologies. The curriculum included two modules involving lectures and practical studies. In practice, a unique GUR-120 gamma irradiation unit was used. Sixty-four bachelors and masters from Vietnam, Bolivia and Zambia were trained. The students were tested prior to and after the course to assess their knowledge. It was shown as the result of evaluating the effectiveness of training that the level of the students’ competencies in the field of agricultural radiation technologies increased by 62 to 98% against the initial level. A practice-oriented approach allowed students to develop skills in operating an irradiation unit, using dosimetry techniques, and assessing the microbiological safety of food products. The course average grade in the framework of feedbacks from students was 4.6 out of 5. The strengths of the practical course and issues for improvement have been noted.


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Link for citing the article: Panov A.V., Kozmin G.V. Analysis of the Efficiency of Training for Foreign Students in the Field of Non-Power Applications of Nuclear Technologies. Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika. 2022, no. 3, pp. 168-179; DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2022.3.15 (in Russian).