The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced that Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech) has become the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to extend its work with the Vienna-based agency into three different programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear security and nuclear energy.
Collaborating Centres work with the IAEA in specific technical areas, sharing knowledge and resources in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to help governments achieve the UN's sustainable development goals. Of the 46 Collaborating Centres offering research, development and training, most work with the IAEA in a single thematic area, while a few engage in two areas of work.
"The IAEA Collaborating Centres Scheme is an effective tool for expanding the practical application of nuclear techniques around the world," said Yuri Seleznev, rector of Rosatom Tech. "Rosatom Tech is ready to make its contribution and enhance the IAEA support to Member States."
Rosatom Tech was designated last year as an IAEA Collaborating Centre in knowledge management and human resources development for nuclear energy and nuclear security. Following an agreement signed during the 64th IAEA General Conference last month, Rosatom Tech will now also focus on conducting Joint Rosatom IAEA schools on non-power nuclear applications and developing associated learning materials, such as handbooks, brochures and e-learning courses.
"I was impressed by the excellent work delivered by the Rosatom Tech team in hosting the fifth World Nuclear University School on Radiation Technologies in Obninsk last year and am looking forward to working with them," said Najat Mokhtar, IAEA deputy director general and head of its Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.
Rosatom-IAEA School on Non-Power Nuclear Applications will be held at Rosatom Tech's branch in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 21-25 June, 2021.