Wednesday, December 30, 2009

KEPCO's nuclear U.


    SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's state-run electric company, said in a press release Wednesday that it has been approved by the government to build the world's first graduate studies program focused on nuclear energy.

    The International Nuclear Graduate School (INGS), slated to open in March of 2012, will be established next to the Kori Nuclear Power Plant in the southern city of Gori, giving its students easy access to on-the-job training and practical learning experiences, the KEPCO said.

    The electric company also said the INGS, with a funding near 58billion won (49.6 million U.S. dollars), plans to accept 200 students per year, offering 2-year programs with specialized courses in nuclear energy planning, operation, and maintenance.

    The announcement came as South Korea signed a nuclear technology export deal with the United Arab Emirates worth 40 billion U.S. dollars on Sunday, establishing itself as a strong exporter in the industry. 

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