Framatome and STU To Support Nuclear E&T in Slovakia

Last week, Framatome (ENS Corporate Member) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava to explore and pursue collaborative opportunities in education and training in the field of nuclear energy.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Oliver Moravčík, STU Rector, and Bernard Fontana, Framatome CEO, in the presence of Ján Šoth, Slovak Ambassador to France, representatives of the French Embassy in Bratislava and the State Secretary of the Slovak Republic Ministry of Economy.

Within the scope of the agreement, the company and the university will work together to organize lectures, seminars and other training opportunities for students and staff. Faculty members will take part in scientific visits to Framatome premises and factories, and R&D activities will be explored where appropriate.

Framatome has a longstanding relationship with Slovakia through our work for Slovenské elektrárne […] This MoU marks our commitment to collaborate on a wide range of education and training opportunities that will directly support Slovakia’s nuclear energy policy.

said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome.

Read the full Press Release.

The growing demand for workforce and the need to attract, train and retain talents in the nuclear sector are widely shared by nuclear and new-to-nuclear countries, so close collaboration and strong partnerships between industry and academia are essential.

Framatome is among those companies steadily supporting E&T opportunities and advances like recently done in Poland, where our Corporate Member signed an MoU with the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) to strengthen nuclear education and research in the country.