|Education and Training|
We devote much of our attention to education of students and young researchers to ensure long term continuity of the research and a natural exchange of scientific teams at the Institute. A number of graduate and postgraduate students work at our departments on their diploma and PhD theses (see Table below). Our scientists also participate in the curriculum "Physics and Technology of Thermonuclear Fusion", introduced by the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Enginnering of the Czech Technical University as of the school year 2006/07.
Some of our educational activities reach beyond the national scope. In 2003, the
first "Summer Training Course" on the CASTOR tokamak was organized, aiming to provide students and
young researchers from all over the Europe the possibility to learn about practical problems during
the tokamak operation in hands-on experiments. The "SUMTRAIC" course was then organized yearly until 2006, when the CASTOR tokamak was dismantled, to be replaced by a more advanced COMPASS tokamak.
As soon as the COMPASS tokamak was put in operation (2009), the tradition of this summer course was renewed. SUMTRAIC 2009 was attended by 13 students from the Czech Republic and abroad.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the number of participants was 14, 12 and 15, respectively. Because of the experimental character of this course, the number of participants cannot be signifficantly increased,
and we are considering to organize two runs of the course each year instead.