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AREVA to pursue the international training program at its Nuclear Professional School


July 22, 2013

AREVA and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) announced the continuation of the AREVA Nuclear Professional School (ANPS) for five more years. Stefan vom Scheidt, Managing Director of AREVA in Germany, and Peter Fritz, KIT Vice President Research and Innovation signed a respective cooperation agreement that extends the educational program founded in 2009.

The AREVA Nuclear Professional School provides in-depth nuclear knowledge through a range of courses intended for experienced engineers and physicists new to the nuclear field during week-long seminars with hands-on exercises. AREVA`s industrial experience combined with KIT`s expertise in teaching and research offers advanced scientific training with strong practical application. As part of the cooperation, AREVA sponsors doctoral theses and an honorary professorship at the KIT, as well as conducting employee training at the facility.

The program is based at the university in Karlsruhe, and the teaching staff includes professors from the Technical Universities of Stuttgart and Munich. Courses are also offered abroad in countries that are committed to nuclear new build programs, such as Great Britain and Finland.

“Through the AREVA Nuclear Professional School, we have built an alliance which secures our extensive nuclear competency on the highest level and guarantees top-quality education,” explained Andreas Class, Honorary Professor at the Institute for nuclear and energy technology and Managing Director of the school.

”Many countries are engaged in new nuclear programs, and the demand for renowned nuclear experts continues to grow. This program offers experienced engineers and future specialists from all over the world an opportunity to broaden their nuclear competencies. Germany, in particular, will continue to need nuclear know-how even after the phase-out: for dismantling and final repository, as well as for medical applications and to participate in the dialogue with foreign countries, for example on safety issues” Stefan vom Scheidt added.

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Cooperations with universities
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