From February 24 to March 7, 2014, the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agents hosted an International Symposium and Seminar on Global Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards (Tokyo Institute of Technology -TITech, Japan).
The Academy was established in December 2011 at the TITech for enhancing global nuclear security, including training of future global leaders in the nuclear-related field to work in the IAEA and authorities regulating nuclear programs inside and outside Japan. The leader of the Academy – Prof. Masaki Saito who is famous in Russia for his contribution to the development of cooperation between Japanese and Russian nuclear education systems. Prof. Saito – Professor Emeritus in NRNU MEPhI and former Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering.
29 speakers from all round the World were invited to the event. The main emphases of their speeches were nuclear security (including nuclear forensics) and safeguards (non-proliferation).
The target audience of the Seminar/Symposium was students and young professionals, with the total number of 44 participated in the event. The two-week education consisted of 8 days of lectures and seminars in Tokyo and 4 days of technical tours including visits to MONJU Fast Breeder Reactor in Tsuruga, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima. The working language of the Seminar/Symposium was English.
Rosatom CICE&T representatives participated in the International Symposium and Seminar on Global Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards: Prof. Vladimir Artisyuk (member of an International Review Committee of the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agents, former graduate of Prof. Saito’s Laboratory) and Mr. Ilia Filipev (Specialist of International Center for NPP Personnel Training with expertise in radiation safety, biological effects of ionizing radiation and remediation of uranium production legacy sites).