On the 29th of February – the 2nd of March, 2012 the 1st International Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguard was held in Tokyo. The event was organized by the Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with World Nuclear University (WNU), World Nuclear Association (WNA), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) and International Nuclear Research Cooperation Center, Tokyo Tech. the leader of this programme Prof. Masaki Saito world famous professor and scientist involved in non-proliferation R&D as well as in education and associated international activities.
The main idea of this seminar was to introduce internationally newly developed education programme “Global Leaders (Tough Leaders)” aimed at the capacity development especially to educate senior specialists of high professionalism in the field of nuclear safety and disaster response, senior nuclear engineers for industrial field. For that purpose a Curriculum Plan was developed. It includes already existed classes such as basic and specialized classes on nuclear engineering and nuclear safety/security classes. In addition to them, special social communication classes and classes of high level international liberal arts were developed. Practical training includes on-site training in Japan for 6 months and overseas on-site training for 1 year. As a result of this programme Japan will receive human resources working as leaders of globalization, for example, in IAEA. Also the future leaders will serve to the nuclear energy development in Asian and other countries. In the international advisory board were invited the representatives of Commissariat of Atomic Energy (France), World Nuclear University, European Nuclear Energy Network (ENEN) and Prof. Artisyuk from Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (CICE&T). CICE&T, having signed Practical Arrangement with IAEA on training specialists for development of nuclear infrastructure and capacity building in emerging nuclear countries, is interested in establishing cooperation links between education and training (E&T) organizations of vendor countries in order to provide solid E&T platform for peaceful use of nuclear energy in new coming countries.