Kazakh students will be on probation in LETI

Kazakh students will be on probation in LETI

Today a group of postgraduates of Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University started internship at St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University for the first time. Two days of training sessions will be held in the LLC "NTC thin-film technologies in energy at Ioffe Physical Technical institute".

25.03.2014

Today a group of postgraduates of Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University started internship at St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University for the first time. Two days of training sessions will be held in the LLC "NTC thin-film technologies in energy at Ioffe Physical Technical institute".

During the training which will last till April 1 and is optimized for 72 academic hours students from Alma-Ata will listen to lectures and will participate in seminars and laboratory works on physics and technologies of production and application of thin-film converters of solar energy into electric. Classes will be conducted by professors and teachers of LETI and employees of Ioffe Physical Technical Institute. By the end of the internship Kazakh postgraduates will receive certificates.

Alternative electrical energy industry is developing extensively in recent years all over the world, including Russia, where a cluster of development and production of modern solar modules is formed. Today some solar cells already have efficiency over 40%. J. I. Alferov, Nobel laureate, who has worked in the walls of LETI for many years made a big contribution to their creation.

But establishment and development of solar power is impossible without staffing. So back in 2010 the state corporation "Rosnanotech" announced a tender for development of advanced professional training programs and educational complex, oriented on investment projects on production of solar modules. LETI won the competition and started to work closely with the Ioffe Institute of RAS and LLC "Hevel" that build a plant for the production of thin-film solar modules in Novocheboksarsk.

"Integrated approach while training and retraining for the production of thin-film solar modules is implemented in LETI, - head of Quantum and Optical Electronics Department, professor, Doctro of Engineering Science Valentin P. Afanasiev says. - It includes retraining and engineering company staff advanced training, specialists training on the appropriate master's program as well as training of university teachers on programs of "Thin-film solar photovoltaic energetics" and "Alternative Energetics".

This approach provides efficient and systematic solving of the problems of advanced professional training and retraining of staff for Russian nanoindustry and now for Kazakh too.