Each year in February, students from French graduate universities within a federation called "Education for Fusion Sciences" regroup at Cadarache to follow advanced courses on frontline science and technology related to magnetic fusion. The master course aims to provide interdisciplinary knowledge and skills preparing scientists and engineers from France and foreign countries that are keen on studying in energy and fusion research programmes, specifically within the framework of large projects, both in national or private laboratories.
Last week, ITER Principal Deputy Director-General Norbert Holtkamp welcomed the students and described the project's boundary conditions. This was followed by an informal address given by ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda. Speaking for the professors and the organizers of the fusion master course, Jean Jacquinot said he was "very grateful to the director of ITER for his enthusiastic support and for the strong involvement of key ITER staff, including the PDDG himself for providing high-level lectures during this gathering and for offering three internships for master thesis work." The Senior Management of the ITER Organization has recently decided to offer three students a 5-6 month internship starting this year. return to Newsline #70