Advances in Nuclear Fusion Science

fully booked
July 25 - July 29, 2022

Fully booked

International Polytechnic Summer School 2022 will be held in 2 available options:

Option 1 – online.

Option 2 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with. The countries listed here.

*The list is regularly updated according to the amending documents of the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 16.03.2020 №635-r.

Would you like to gain more adavanced knowledge in plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion? Welcome to our course!

  • Brief description

    This is a new Summer School module oriented at Master and PhD students specializing in high-temperature plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion. The lecturers are scientific researchers working and publishing in the corresponding field. The purpose is to give the young participants the possibility to learn directly from the authors of the contemporary scientific publications contributing to the development of the physics basis of the controlled nuclear fusion.

    Controlled nuclear fusion is the most complex scientific and technical task the mankind has ever encountered. The demand for a clean, accessible, and dependable energy source is recognized and corresponds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Topic Cluster "Magnetoplasma; Tokamak Devices; Plasmas" is within top 25% in the world by prominence according to the SciVal portal by Elsevier.

    The tokamak was invented in Russia in early 1950s. In 1969 under the leadership of academician L.A. Artsimovich a controlled thermonuclear fusion in a tokamak was implemented in laboratory conditions for the first time in the world. In 2020 the ITER tokamak assembly started. The JT-60SA tokamak is now being prepared for the first plasma experiments in Japan. These devices are major milestones on the path to DEMO, i.e. a demonstration nuclear fusion power plant. ITER is to demonstrate the integration of science, technology, and safety features for a fusion reactor. JT-60SA is aimed at key physics issues for ITER and DEMO.

Duration: 1 week

ECTS credits: 2.0

Participation fee: 16 200 RUB / 1 350 CNY

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

We are proud to offer the limited numbers of tuition fee waiver to excellent, highly motivated students to study on our summer schools.

All applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

- Be a citizen of one of the countries from the IAEA

- Submit a CV and a Motivation Letter e via e-mail:

The application deadline for the tuition fee waiver is May 17, 2021

All the applicants will be evaluated by academic coordinators of the course.

Successful applicants will be notified in the week commencing May 31, 2022

Deadline for registration: July 12, 2022

  • Entrance requirements
    • • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
    • • The course is suitable for Master and PhD students specializing in plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion.
  • Course description
    • • Lecture topics
    • Kurchatov Inst.
    • • "Synergy of Fusion and Fission - prospective development option" (B. Kuteev)
    • Polytech & Ioffe Inst.
    • • “Fast ion diagnostics in tokamaks” (N. Bakharev)
    • • “Distributions of nuclear fusion products in plasma” (P. Goncharov)
    • • “Quasineutrality. Ambipolar Diffusion” (V. Rozhansky)
    • • “Review of lithium technologies in fusion programme” (V. Sergeev)
    • • “Microwave Diagnostics of Tokamak Plasmas” (N. Teplova)

The detailed course description for ECTS credits transfer at your home university:

Advances in Nuclear Fusion Science Descriptor SS22.pdf

Program partners:

  • National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"

Professors and lecturers:

  • Dr. P. Goncharov, Head of Advanced Plasma Research Laboratory, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
  • Dr. V. Rozhansky,Professor, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
  • Dr. V. Sergeev, Professor, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
  • Dr. N. Teplova, Research Scientist, A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • Dr. N. Bakharev, Research Scientist, A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • Dr. B. Kuteev, Vice Head of Tokamak Division of Kurchatov Complex for Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Technologies, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"


Summer and Winter Schools Team