13.06.2008 [News]

Sakharov International State Ecological University in Minsk opens new majors

Construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus will require skilled personnel. High requirements will be established for the young people wishing to major in these areas as these professions are very important. For example, only 30 people will be admitted to the major “nuclear and radiation security”.

According to Semen Kundas, at present the issues regarding the use of renewables, the problems of bioethics and radiation security have great importance. These issues are widely considered at the international conference Sakharov Readings which is held in Minsk annually. The number of participants of the forum increases from year to year. This year attending the conference are about 500 researchers from Belarus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Moldova and Kazakhstan and also representatives of the Belarusian ministries of emergencies, energy, education, natural resources and environment protection, the health ministry.

The participants of the conference will discuss up-to-date research in ecology. More than 470 reports will be made at the forum on medical ecology, bio-monitoring and bioindication, radioecology and radiation security, information systems and ecological technologies, ecological management, ecological monitoring and others. The researchers will also consider the problems and prospects of development of the renewable energy in Belarus and the issues concerning the ecological education and ecological ethics. The conference is organized by the Sakharov International State Ecological University under the auspices of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Belarusian National Fund of Fundamental Research, Illinois University (the USA), the UNESCO Bureau in Moscow.

Sakharov International State Ecological University was inaugurated in 1992. It trains specialists in ecology. The university conducts research in radioecology, radiation safety, nuclear medicine, radiation technologies. Scientists of the university also study the consequences of nuclear accidents. The university cooperates with IAEA, UNIESCO and also with educational centres of Great Britain, the USA, France, Greece, Israel, Slovakia and Poland. Students of the university participate in various international research and educational projects.

Source: BelTA