As a result of an agreement signed this week by the IAEA and the French School of Energy and Health Technology (INSTN), hundreds of students and professionals around the world will receive education and training in a variety of nuclear fields. The training programs, including physical and online learning sessions, will be completed over the next four years. “INSTN is a well-known institution that has assisted the IAEA in providing general academic education and vocational training to academics in nuclear medicine, radiofarmical production and industrial radiation applications, especially in countries across Africa,” he said. Department of IAEA Research Contracts Administration.
Under the new agreement, INSTN, part of the French Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) . Some areas of cooperation include:
- Nuclear knowledge management;
- Nuclear power management for nuclear applications;
- Capacity building based on nuclear power simulators and research reactors;
- Advanced nuclear power systems;
- Response to nuclear safety incidents related to MORC.
INSTN also provides financial support to female students in nuclear science and technology for up to two years of postgraduate education at INSTN.
“Our new designation and related work plans will enable IAEA and member states to benefit from INSTN and CEA knowledge to build current and future nuclear personnel skills. We can now share our knowledge on knowledge management, digital and educational change, heritage conservation and response to nuclear security events, ”said Eric Gadet, director of INSTN.
Cooperation Centers work with the IAEA on specific technical areas of knowledge and resources in the peaceful use of nuclear technology. Of the 46 cooperative centers that provide research, development and training, most work with the IAAA in the same area, and some participate in two fields. INSTN is the second largest cooperative center after Russia’s ROSATOM to support IE activities in all three programming areas.