Cooperation with universities has been one of the priorities of PIR Center since its founding. In 1997, with the participation of PIR Center, a learning module on nuclear nonproliferation was launched as part of the M.A. Program of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute). On this basis, the PIR Center Education & Training Program began to develop.
Traditional areas of the development of cooperation between PIR Center and universities are:
In 2022, two new areas of PIR Center work were launched:
creation of a consortium on a joint project with MGIMO University within the framework of the Priority-2030 Strategic Academic Leadership Program
approbation of international brainstorming sessions on the methodological foundations of teaching nuclear nonproliferation
As a result, the cooperation between PIR Center and universities pursues such goals as:
key goals of the project
inclusive involvement of students and young scientists in research and project activities in the field of global security
providing talented youth with opportunities for self-realization and becoming experts on nonproliferation, disarmament and global security issues
improvement of pedagogical practices and methods of teaching, implementation of educational activities in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, arms control and global security
PIR Center develops cooperation with Russian universities, where their own research schools in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control have been formed.
St. Petersburg State University
Tomsk State University
Novouralsk State Institute of Technology
National Research Nuclear University MEPHI
Lomonosov Moscow State University
PIR Center is open to expanding the network of partner universities and will be glad to develop cooperation with them on a sysiematic basis.