The two-weeks fellowship of experts from Indonesia on the planning for stakeholder involvement, application areas and expansion of utilization of research reactors was completed at Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech) in Obninsk from December 9-20. Participants of the fellowship programme are the operators at the TRIGA-2000 research reactor in Bandung, Indonesia.
The Experts of the International Center for the Personnel Training and Moscow Engineering Physics Institute during in their lectures covered different aspects related to the operation of research reactor, including the use of a research reactor for medical purposes, the nuclear fuel cycle, including all stages of fuel manufacturing.
In addition, technical tours to the following organizations were organized as a part of the training programme:
· Medical Radiological Research Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation which is one of the leading institutions in Russia for the development and use in medicine of high-tech radiological methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and non-oncological diseases. The experts of the Center introduced the participants to the unique equipment intended for the treatment of brain tumors, and also showed cases from medical practice.
· The World’s First Nuclear Power Plant that played a key role in the development of the Russian nuclear industry. Today, a museum complex is operating on the basis of the Obninsk NPP, where visits are held as well as scientific conferences and different events for schoolchildren.
· Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology (RIRAE). Within the technical tour the main areas of RIRAE activity were presented to the participants, the tour to the institute’s museum was organized and the key stages of its creation and development, the history of the establishment of agricultural radiology and agroecology were introduced to the participants. The participants also got acquainted with the operation of the GUR-120 gamma-irradiation facility and other equipment used for sampling surface air, water, soil, vegetation during radiation and environmental monitoring, participants learned the possibilities of using radiation technologies in agriculture, food and pharmaceutical industry.
The participants appreciated the content of the training, and noted the professionalism of the Rosatom Technical Academy experts. The fellowship was organized by the Project Office for Nuclear Infrastructure Development with the support of International Centre for Personal Training.