Supporting countries in nuclear forensics at the re-designated IAEA Cooperation Center in Hungary

The signing ceremony re-designated the Hungarian Center for Energy Research as the IAEA Center for Nuclear Safety. (Photo – S. Henry Bolt / IAA)

“By accumulating long-term knowledge and capacity in nuclear and radio chemical analysis, Hungary and the Energy Research Center have shown their willingness to support the IAEA and its nuclear program in advanced forensics,” said Ambassador Caroli Dan. , Hungarian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.

Over the next four years, the Cooperation Center’s work plan includes hosting IAEA training programs in nuclear forensics, conducting in-depth research in the field, and supporting international arrangements to further strengthen nuclear security globally. The first activity in this work plan is the September 27-October 1, 2021, International Practice Introductory Training on Nuclear Forensics.

“Nuclear forensics has a long history in Hungary, dating back to the 1990s. Over the past decade, the center’s knowledge and capacity in the field of nuclear security, especially in nuclear forensics, has been rapidly building, said IOSA Director General Akos Horvat. Our activities require a great deal of scientific research and development and are based on our long experience and research in nuclear science.

IAEA Cooperation Centers

The IAEA is partnering with designated organizations around the world to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technologies. Through the Network of Cooperation Centers, these member organizations can assist the IAEA by conducting initial research, development, and training on nuclear science, technology, and their safe and secure applications. There are currently 51 active cooperation centers around the world and 6 cooperation centers in the field of nuclear security.

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