November 11, 2015, Ms. Patricia Wieland, Head of the World Nuclear University (WNU), visited ROSATOM-CICE&T to assess the capabilities of the Institute in organizing the WNU events in the format of thematic scientific schools. The visit of such a high guest and the discussion of cooperation issues are of special importance for ROSATOM-CICE&T due to the chosen strategic development direction associated with its inclusion to the international network of Centers of Excellence associated with the IAEA.
The mission of the World Nuclear University is to enhance international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. One of the formats of such activity is a thematic School on Radiation Technologies (RT School) which is focused on gaining international leadership competencies and development of a worldwide network of contacts for companies, governments, research institutes and regulatory authorities expected to play key roles in the field. The RT School receives technical support from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Council on Isotopes. Previous RT Schools have been run in South Korea and in Qatar in cooperation with Qatar University.
During the visit Ms. Wieland made a guided tour of the ROSATOM-CICE&T complex (International Training Center, hotel, cafes, restaurants) from the point of view of its readiness for the organization of School on Radiation Technologies in Russia. The high guest got acquainted with the international activities of the Institute, including her visit of the ongoing training course for the senior managers of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Republic of Indonesia (BATAN) “The Assessment of advanced pressurized water reactors utilization in newcomer countries”. Ms. Wieland noted that ROSATOM-CICE&T facilities and organizational culture absolutely comply with the WNU School requirements, and in the nearest future the possibility of its organization in Russia will be considered. The end of the visit was marked with a traditional memorial photo at the monument to the founder of Russian nuclear science and technology I. V. Kurchatov.