Rosatom IT marathon held at Lobachevsky University
The second Rosatom IT marathon was held at Lobachevsky University on September 20. This educational and career guidance event is intended for senior year IT students and aims to improve their professional competencies. It also provides a platform for direct dialogue between students and one of Russia’s largest employers, Rosatom State Corporation.
Mikhail Shiryaev, UNN Vice-Rector for Innovation, welcomed the marathon participants.
"Lobachevsky University is implementing quite a number of major projects with Rosatom. For example, we are working on a large-scale programme Priority 2030, which is directly related to the objectives that our university has to address in science, training and industry development. This year, UNN won and is implementing another large federal project, Advanced Engineering Schools, in which Rosatom is also one of the key partners. This project envisages training of advanced engineering personnel to solve important and urgent tasks for our country. In particular, this is the development of domestic engineering software. These products are being developed by professionals from the state corporation with the direct participation of scientists and students from Lobachevsky University," said Mikhail Shiryaev.
The IT marathon programme included lectures and master classes from Rosatom's experts - JSC Greenatom, RFNC-VNIIEF and Atomstroyexport, individual interviews with nuclear industry technical experts and HR specialists and training sessions. Rosatom experts also told the students about the prospects of IT development in the nuclear industry and about the internship programmes. In addition, the students were tested to determine their professional competencies and received recommendations for further career development.
This marathon is a great opportunity to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills. Students have the opportunity to get acquainted with federal and even global companies. By the way, from the third year onwards, internships will count for practical training, and later their results can be presented as a graduate qualification work," noted Maria Bogomolova, Deputy Director of UNN Institute of Information Technology, Mathematics and Mechanics.