Training for 30 Nuclear Engineering Students from SUST at ETRR-2

Yesterday, in Egypt, a specialized training course for final year students from the Nuclear Engineering Department at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) was launched, which is organized by the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) in the Experimental Training Research Reactor Number two (ETRR-2) at the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas. The training program includes 30 students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at SUST.

This training program comes within the framework of the historical relationship between Sudan and Egypt and in accordance with the cooperation protocol signed between the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority and the Sudanese Atomic Energy Authority for cooperation in the fields of training and technical support in the fields of peaceful uses of atomic energy.

The training program was inaugurated by Dr. Hedaya Ahmed Kamel, Vice President of EAEA, and from the Sudanese side, by Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Ghani , the lecturer at the Department of Nuclear Engineering at SUST, and Professor Magdi Zaki, supervisor of Nuclear Research Center in Inshas.

Dr. Amr Al-Hajj, head of the authority, said that the authority seeks with its scientific and technical capabilities to support and train human cadres from all Arab countries, especially those that start programs to establish nuclear reactors for research, including the brother country of Sudan.

Dr. Hedaya Ahmed Kamel, Vice President of EAEA said that the authority seeks to attract more participants from Sudanese university students to train in the authority, and that this training program specialized in nuclear research reactors is the first of its kind for the brothers in Sudan.

Professor Magdi Zaki, the supervisor of the nuclear reactor campus in Inshas, said that the program will include theoretical lectures fromma group of specialists from the authority on research reactors, nuclear safety systems and the production of radioactive isotopes. It will also include field visits to the reactor, and that the students will attend practical training on operating the reactor and its safety systems. He added that the program will run for two weeks.

The program began with an opening lecture by Dr. Magdy Zaki on the systems and the role of the second Egypt research reactor in capacity building, then a lecture by Dr. Mohamed Shaath on the safety of research reactors, then an introduction to radiation protection presented by Dr. Amr Abdel Hadi and finally, a lecture on the applications of radiation protection in Research reactors presented by Dr. Tarek Mongy