MEPhI was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
The high state award was presented by the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Russian Federation Mr. Ngo Duc Manh.
First Vice-Rector of MEPhI Oleg Nagornov expressed his gratitude to the government of Vietnam for appreciating the university’s activity. He assured Vietnamese colleagues of the readiness of MEPhI to develop partnerships “for the good of our future generations and taking into account the priorities and interests of both countries”.
Vietnam’s partnership with the MEPhI began in 2010 with the signing of a memorandum implying the partnership in the field of nuclear education and research, training the personnel for the management of nuclear technologies and their application to the national energy industry of Vietnam.
The first group of Vietnamese students entered the MEPhI in 2011. Since that time, the university has prepared 90 specialists in the nuclear field. All of them have successfully completed training in the specialty “Nuclear Power Plants: Design, Operation and Engineering”, as well as fulfilled practical training at the Novovoronezh NPP.