Representatives of the Rosatom Technical Academy and the special scientific and production association "ELERON" took part in the Annual Meeting of the INSEN (International Nuclear Security Education Network) on nuclear security training, which was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the development of training courses and methodological documents for teaching nuclear security in educational institutions in different countries, instructors professional development, popularization of education in the field of nuclear security and the activities of INSEN itself.
At the plenary session, the Director of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute of the Rosatom Technical Academy, Egor Bologov, shared information about activities of the Institute for training specialists of partner countries and IAEA training groups focused on obtaining practical skills.
"Representatives of different countries show keen interest in the latest educational and material base of our Institute, as well as in the courses for foreign students that we have developed jointly with the IAEA. In addition, foreign colleagues pay special attention to a unique modern laboratory for testing technical means of physical protection, operating on the basis of the Rosatom Technical Academy," Egor Bologov said.
The activities of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute were also noted in the report of the head of the working group on education in the field of nuclear security Marina Dabetich. Over the past year, the Institute has organized 9 training courses for 309 foreign specialists from 35 countries.
The meeting participants also discussed issues of cooperation among universities, research institutes and other stakeholders in the field of nuclear security.
The International Nuclear Security Education Network INSEN is a universal platform for the development of sustainable education in the field of nuclear security. The network consists of 217 organizations from 72 countries of the world. The development of educational materials, instructors professional development, the contest of essays of students and young professionals on strengthening nuclear security are some of the few examples of INSEN's activities.
Russia is actively developing cooperation with friendly states. The implementation of major joint energy projects continues. Rosatom and its divisions are directly involved in this work.
Experts of the Rosatom Technical Academy have been sharing their experience in textbook development, quality assurance while following the IAEA terminology established in the Agency's guidelines on Nuclear Security and other best practices at the INSEN site since 2010.