University of West Bohemia concluded a cooperation agreement with KHNP, Republic of Korea
The contract was signed by UWB rector Miroslav Lávička and KHNP president Dr. Jooho Whang at a meeting of UWB and KHNP representatives on Tuesday, January 16.
The University of West Bohemia and the South Korean state company Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company (KHNP) concluded a memorandum of understanding. The contract was signed by UWB rector Miroslav Lávička and KHNP president Dr. Jooho Whang at a meeting of UWB and KHNP representatives on Tuesday, January 16.
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, which is a branch of the South Korean state energy company KEPCO, plays an important role in the South Korean energy sector, operates four nuclear power plants in the Republic of Korea and is one of the applicants for the completion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. Discussions at the rectorate concerned the possibility of future cooperation between UWB and KHNP, which offered UWB students the possibility of internships in their company and in nuclear power plants in the Republic of Korea. Other opportunities for UWB students are educational programs in the Republic of Korea, which have been offered by KHNP for several years through KINGS (KEPCO International Graduate School) and KNA (Korean Nuclear Association), with which the University of West Bohemia concluded cooperation agreements in 2020.
In October 2023, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), University of West Bohemia received a certification from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). UWB thus became the eighth university in the world to receive this prestigious certificate, and thanks to the certification, the Faculty will offer a new follow-up Mater study program in Nuclear Engineering Management.
After the meeting, the KHNP delegation visited the RICE research centre accompanied by Zdeněk Peroutka, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and by Jan Michalík, Vice-Dean for International Relations and Communication.
19. 01. 2024