Under the agreement Wroclaw students will have access to internships, recruitment and joint research opportunities in nuclear energy.
Framatome chief executive officer Bernard Fontana said the agreement is at the heart of the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in Central Europe.
Framatome and Wrocław University plan to develop targeted education programmes for graduate and post-graduate nuclear engineering students. Framatome said cooperation will also include research in structural mechanics, thermal-hydraulics, EPR cycle, safety and accident analysis for nuclear components and systems.
Poland’s cabinet recently approved a 2040 energy strategy that includes plans to spend €34bn ($40bn) to build the country’s first nuclear power plants, with a projected total capacity of 6,000 to 9,000 MW and the first unit in commercial operation by 2033.
In October 2020, the cabinet approved an update of a separate, but related nuclear energy programme, which calls for 6,000 to 9,000 MW of installed nuclear capacity based on proven, large-scale, pressurised water nuclear reactors of Generation III and III+ designs.