The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. CTU currently has eight faculties and about 18,000 students.
The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) was established in 1955, and at that time its primary mission was to train new experts with a strong theoretical background for the emerging Czechoslovak nuclear programme. Gradually, however, its responsibilities were extended to cover a wider scope of fields and courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry so that, in keeping with its tradition, it can now offer excellent education with a personal approach to students' tuition. Faculty provides courses in the branch of nuclear engineering - focused on theoretical and experimental reactor physics, neutron applications, nuclear reactor operation and engineering. The Faculty operates Training reactor VR-1, lightwater zero power fission reactor, and also fusion reactor Golem.
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is one of the leading V4 universities in the field of nuclear engineering and use of nuclear energy has long tradition in Hungary. The Faculty of Natural Sciences operates pool type water cooled reactor. The Training Reactor, which started operation in 1971 and has 100 kW nominal thermal power, is the scene of numerous reactor and radiation related exercises for undergraduate and graduate students and serves as a neutron and gamma radiation source for research.
The staff of the Faculty has different types of qualifications as Independent Technical Experts in the Nuclear Field from the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, such as reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, radiation protection, proliferation resistance and transport of radioactive and nuclear material.
The University of Warsaw is the best university in Poland and one of the leading ones in this region of Europe, where app. 45,000 people study. The candidates are offered a very broad range of courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
The Faculty of Physics is a large research and teaching center. It consists of The Institutes of Theoretical Physics, Experimental Physics, Geophysics, The Astronomical Observatory and The Department of Mathematical Methods in Physics. The Faculty is regarded as one of the best in the country, recognized internationally for the high quality of research and education. Nuclear Energy and Chemistry is a field of study provided jointly by the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Chemistry since 2011. As a response to the government plan of construction of nuclear power plants in Poland, the main goal of this field of study was to educate specialists and scientists who will be participating in nuclear power development program. A new two-years master’s program on Reactor Physics is curently being developed at the Faculty of Physics.
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) is a modern educational and scientific institution. According to the Slovak higher education ranking scheme, STU has been the best university in chemicals technologies, computer and technical sciences in the long term. STU offers education in technical fields and involves students in research in natural sciences, computer sciences, construction, architecture, materials technologies, chemistry and food technologies. STU provides 3 level education (bachelor, master and PhD.) at all 7 faculties. Since its foundation in 1937 more than 145.000 students have graduated. In average, 17.000 students study at the STU every year.
The Institute of Nuclear and Physical Engineering (INPE) is one of the 10 institutes working as a part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (FEI). It is responsible for university education in the area of nuclear and physical engineering. Through education, scientific, research and development activities, INPE is active in the fields of: General Physics, Mathematical Physics, Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics, Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics, Material Science, Environmental Engineering, Electro-technology and Materials, Nuclear Power Engineering and Technology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Engineering.