During the visit to Russia, representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Department of Safeguards headed by the Deputy Director General – Head of the Department of Safeguards Mr. Massimo Aparo visited Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech). The event was also attended by the Director for International Cooperation of ROSATOM Ms. Marina Belyaeva.
The purpose of the visit was to familiarize IAEA representatives with the activities of Rosatom Tech as an international nuclear capacity-building centre. “In 2020, Rosatom Technical Academy became the first organization to collaborate with three IAEA Departments in the areas of knowledge management and human resources development for nuclear energy, nuclear sciences and applications and nuclear security among 46 IAEA Collaborating Centres. We highly appreciate our cooperation with the IAEA, which provides great opportunities for joint contributions to Sustainable Development Goals”, – welcomed the guests, Rector of Rosatom Technical Academy Mr. Yuri Seleznev.
“The experience gained in cooperation with the IAEA, as well as competencies of Rosatom Tech’s staff and the advanced infrastructure will allow Rosatom Technical Academy contribute to the development of training programmes for IAEA inspectors and necessary training materials”, – said Ms. Alesia Iunikova, Director of the Center for International Cooperation.
As part of the technical tour, the Director of the Rosatom Tech’s Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute (GNSSI), Mr. Egor Bologov, demonstrated to the guests a unique training field and laboratories with physical protection equipment, simulators and specialized training classrooms. The delegates also visited a testing laboratory equipped with advanced measuring tools to test nuclear security equipment with the required precision.
The IAEA representatives expressed an interest in the activities of Rosatom Tech in testing nuclear security equipment in various aggressive environments, which can be used to solve a range of IAEA tasks.
IAEA Department of Safeguards – https://www.iaea.org/about/organizational-structure/department-of-safeguards