Today the Joint Institute for Nuclear research pays great attention to the issue of training young specialists in connection with the implementation of mega-projects. For this purpose organization creates basic departments in the leading universities of the country. The Department of nuclear physical materials science appeared two years ago at the Institute of physics of Kazan Federal University.
Viktor Matveyev,  Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear research: "Now the rates of development of science in the world is so high, and specifically, in our Institute, what we should understand by the time when we finish creating our new base setups, we should have trained young professionals who are ready to immediately engage in the use of these basic facilities for research on the most advanced frontiers of modern science."
This year, the first graduate of the Department of nuclear physical methods of materials science - the Department, which was created on the joint initiative of the Kazan Federal University and the joint Institute for nuclear research.
Alexandr Belushkin, head of the Department of nuclear physical methods of materials science of Kazan Federal University, head of the Department of the laboratory of neutron physics : " First two undergraduates performed their work in the Laboratory of neutron physics of the joint Institute and successfully defended their master's works. Olga Lis was engaged in a very popular and topical issue "Measurement of the spin state of a 3-D magnetic metal depending on thermodynamic conditions", which is very important for the study of modern solid state physics. And Bulat Bakirov was engaged in a very interesting topic at the intersection of Humanities and natural Sciences. He examined the coins of the ancient Bulgar Kingdom of different periods-the 10th and 14th centuries, when the Bulgar Kingdom underwent its two different stages of development: the 10th century-it flourished, the 14th century-after the capture of the Mongols-the decline of the Bulgar Kingdom and the migration of the Bulgars on the territory of modern Europe. It turned out that the coins-completely different manufacturing technology have. And it was neutron scattering methods that allowed this question to be clarified and presented new food for thought to archaeologists, since their standard methods of research did not allow to determine how these coins are different. Outwardly, they looked exactly the same, differed only in size."