On October 24, 2017 the IAEA Deputy Director General (Technical Cooperation) Mr Dazhu YANG visited Obninsk Headquarters of Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech).
In Obninsk city which is famous for The-First-in-the-World Nuclear Power Plant connected to the grid in June 1954 and for its unique status of the First Russian Scientific City Mr Dazhu YANG visited also the All-Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology and “State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation – Institute of Physics and Power Engineering”. In Rosatom Tech several other Obninsk R&D institutions presented their experience of cooperation with the IAEA (Medical Radiological Scientific Centre named after A.F.Tsyb, Research and Production Association “Typhoon”, Karpov Scientific Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry). Rosatom Tech highlighted its recent activities and plans within the extrabudgetary contribution of Russian Federation for implementation of the IAEA Technical Cooperation projects on nuclear infrastructure development.
Rosatom Tech has been cooperating with the IAEA under umbrella of Practical Arrangements signed at the 55-th Session of the IAEA General Conference in September 2011. It is interesting to note that Mr Dazhu YANG as a representative of the TC Department participated in that signing ceremony. The objectives of these arrangements are to support capacity building in embarking states through organization of training courses, joint missions and information exchange meetings. On June 01, 2017 at the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development the representative of Rosatom Tech reported to Mr Dazhu YANG the results of cooperation in the framework of practical arrangements and recent achievements in realization of special joint projects with the IAEA TC.
In the period from October 16 – 27, 2017 Rosatom Tech is hosting the two-week IAEA regional training course on Infrastructure Development and Safety Assessment of WWER/PWR with Advanced Safety Features (TC Project RER/9/144). Mr Dazhu YANG was presented the essentials of this course and details the training process.
Before leaving the Rosatom Tech, Mr Dazhu YANG took a memorial photo near the monument to the founder of Russian (Soviet) nuclear programme- Academician Igor KURCHATOV – the symbol of the Obninsk Scientific City.