On the February 18-24th delegation from Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (CICE&T) visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to discuss the potential of bilateral cooperation in the field of human resource development for emerging and expanding nuclear power programmes. The start of cooperation was done at the14th meeting of the Russian-Korean Joint Coordinating Committee on nuclear energy (Moscow, Russian Federation, August, 30-31st, 2010), when special working group was identified in the area «Organization of experts training in the field of nuclear engineering both in Russian and Korean universities and research institutes». The CICE&T was nominated as a responsible organization of this project for coordination of the activities from the side of Russia. The CICE&T mission was invited by Nuclear Training & Education Center of KAERI which is CICE&T counterpart in the framework of Russian-Korean Joint Coordinating Committee on nuclear energy.
The mission purpose was:
- Familiarization with the Korean practice of the personnel training for a nuclear infrastructure of the recipient countries (according to IAEA terminology the nuclear infrastructure consists of three organizations: NEPIO (Nuclear Energy Program Implementation Organization – the Organization implementing nuclear programs), the regulatory body and operating organization);
- Familiarization with the Korean practice of the NPP operational personnel training;
- Familiarization with the Korean practice in the field of Nuclear Knowledge Management;
- Identifying the prospects of further cooperation between CICE&T and NTEC–KAERI.
NTEC-KAERI staff kindly arranged for CICE&T representatives visiting the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), the International Nuclear Safety School, Shin-Kori NPP that belongs to KHNP (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.) – owner of nuclear power generating sites in the Republic of Korea. From the first hand CICE&T representatives received the unique Korean experience in training staff of NPP being built in United Arab Emirates. Both sides agreed to have the next collaboration meeting in April 2012 in International Training Center of CICE&T.