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CORONA Academy information

The CORONA Academy is created by group of 9 organisations from 7 European countries organised on the basis of mutual agreement. It is managed by partners from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Spain. The partners have extensive experience in VVER technology and nuclear training. They are representatives of universities, research institutes, TSOs and nuclear plant operators.

The CORONA Academy provides training in VVER nuclear technology and nuclear engineering.

We offer:

  • A wide range of short- and long-term training courses
  • Courses providing significant improvement of your academic and professional qualification
  • Courses, which can be tailored to match your needs
  • Courses held by leading researchers and professionals in the subject matter

List of currently available courses:


The target audience covers:

  1. NPP personnel employed in management, maintenance, operations, technical support and safety control, nuclear professionals from research and engineering organizations, regulatory bodies, technical support organizations, decommissioning, RAW and SNF management, nuclear safety and radiation protection, training instructors
  2. Non-nuclear specialists (mechanical, electrical, I&C, chemistry, etc.) performing nuclear activities and all suppliers and contractors involved in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear applications. The training will be useful for professionals working in support of nuclear facilities as civil engineers, physical protection employees, government employees, secondary school teachers, journalists, etc.
  3. Nuclear power and non-nuclear power students.

Each trainee is provided with a certificate of completion.
The training forms cover classroom and/or practical (laboratory or workshop) training. E-learning courses are provided using Moodle based platform CLP4NET (with the support of the IAEA). Special attention is paid to the training on safety culture and soft skills and train the trainers approach.
Courses are delivered in English or Russian (or local language) depending on the request. Trainees receive a set of training materials, which consists of trainee’s handbook, presentations and testing materials.
Courses are delivered preferably at the premises of the training provider clearly specified for each of the courses, due to the necessity of using specialized laboratories and installations, and possibilities for practical exercises.

For more information contact us; or refer to the leaflets of each particular training course which can be organized upon request.

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VVER Education and Training Network – CORONA Academy

The CORONA Academy is created by group of 9 organisations from 7 European countries organised on the basis of mutual agreement.

The CORONA Academy was established as a result of two projects for creation of Regional Training Center for VVER competence co-funded by the European Commission.

The general objective of the first CORONA project was to provide the trainees with competencies in VVER area thus enhancing the safety of nuclear installations through further improvement of training capabilities preparing the complete set of training courses using Systematic Approach to Training methodology. CORONA II project aimed to extend the development of a state-of-the-art centralized regional training center for VVER competence to a virtual VVER training network providing the best training tailored to the training needs in different locations (called CORONA Academy).

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MCM Final meeting

The final project meeting will be held within the period 28-30 August 2018 in Bulgaria.


  • To ensure the project met its objectives and to identify action plans for any remaining activities.
  • To get clear picture of the requirements to develop the Final project report and project financial statements.
  • To highlight necessary steps towards ensuring CORONA initiative sustainability
  • To consider and decide on arrangement of training course with the support of ENEN+ project
  • To finalize the Memorandum of Understanding and consider its subsequent entry into force
  • To summarize the work done within the 3-year project life cycle and gather lessons learned and best practices.
  • To recognize the team’s accomplishments.
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MCM 5 in Berlin


  • To oversight the project progress and review the status of implementation of project activities up to the moment.
  • To decide on the pending issues and concerns affiliated with the project implementation.
  • To approve formally the project deliverables due.
  • To define the roles and responsibilities within the WPs operational.
  • To draw and accept the work plan for the next period.
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Pilot e-learning training

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CORONA project – contribution to VVER nuclear education and training

Project presented at the conference:

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3rd International Conference of NKM – Challenges and approaches

Project CORONA II presented at the conference in Vienna, more info available at:

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VVER 2016 conference in Prague

Project CORONA II was presented at VVER 2016 conference in Prague. More info available at:

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European Journal of Engineering Education

Paper published by MEPhI at European Journal of Engineering Education available at:

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Paper at Journal of Physics

Paper “International academic program in technologies of light-water nuclear reactors. Phases of development and implementation” published at Journal of Physics: Conference series by MEPhI available at:

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