From 28 to 30 September 2021, Rosatom Technical Academy together with the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” (ROSATOM) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held the first virtual part of the Joint Rosatom-IAEA School on Non-Power Nuclear Applications.
Mr. Joao Osso, Section Head at the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences of the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, and Dr. Vladimir Artisyuk, Councilor, Adviser to Director General of ROSATOM welcomed the participants and opened the School.
The first virtual part of the School was attended by 25 participants from 11 countries involving students, young specialists, senior managers and professionals in the field of radiation technologies. The School programme was developed to fulfil the needs of participants with diverse professional backgrounds and provided a comprehensive overview of the current and future development of nuclear science, as well as its contribution to sustainable development.
The lecturers’ pool of the first part of the School was represented by the experts from the IAEA, ROSATOM, Rusatom Overseas JSC, Rosatom Technical Academy, Almazov National Medical Research Centre, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia and Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology. Of particular interest for participants was a topic on Centres for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) and Russian experience with newcomer countries on the legal framework for bilateral cooperation for the implementation of CNST projects abroad.
The second part of the School is planned to be held in November 2021 in St. Petersburg’s branch of Rosatom Technical Academy. Participants will present their group work projects and will also visit institutions dealing with radiation technologies.
Rosatom Technical Academy has extensive experience in conducting joint international E&T projects. One of the highlights of 2019 was the World Nuclear University School on Radiation Technologies (WNU RT School) conducted in Obninsk together with the IAEA and WNU.
The successful implementation of the WNU RT School made it possible to expand cooperation with the IAEA. Thus, in 2020 Rosatom Technical Academy became the first IAEA Collaborating Centre in three programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear energy and nuclear security. The Joint Rosatom-IAEA School on Non-Power Nuclear Applications is one of the first projects of the IAEA Collaborating Centre in the field of nuclear sciences and applications.