China will build a new university dedicated to nuclear power research, amid a severe shortage of qualified people. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country’s leading nuclear power developer and nuclear power plant operator, has signed a contract with the government of Tianjin Municipality to invest in a nuclear technology university in Tianjin, local reported on Saturday. The university would be built as a national level institution and would function as a base for skill straining, Master’s and PhD programs, and core technology research and development, the report said. China has a comparatively intact nuclear industrial system. However, few nuclear related fields such as nuclear fusion, uranium enrichment and post-processing “differ widely from each other, and the existing nuclear related majors in universities and colleges cannot satisfy the demand for talent,” Science and Technology Daily reported, citing Wan Gang, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee and director of the China Institute of Atomic Energy.
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