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IAEA and Tokai University Expand Cooperation on Nuclear Safety Education

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Tokai University Chancellor Kiyoshi Yamada and IAEA Deputy Director General, Juan Carlos Lentijo signing the Practical Arrangements agreement. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

The IAEA and Japan’s Tokai University have entered an  agreement to expand their cooperation in nuclear education to strengthen nuclear safety. 

Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and Tokai University Chancellor Kiyoshi Yamada, signed a Practical Arrangements agreement on 27 April 2018 at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna.

Tokai University has conducted training courses on the IAEA safety standards taught by IAEA staff since 2014, implemented with the financial support from Japan.

In addition to IAEA assistance to Tokai University’s training courses on the IAEA safety standards, the agreement includes collaboration in capacity building and research, the development of a nuclear safety education programme and the exchange of expert support and information. The cooperation will consider the lessons learned from the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

“Our cooperation with Tokai University enables future nuclear professionals to build a solid understanding of what is needed to strengthen nuclear safety before they start their careers,” Lentijo said.

Yamada added: “We look forward to expanding our cooperation with the IAEA and in this way make a contribution to enhancing nuclear safety both in Japan and globally.” 

The agreement is valid for three years and can be extended.

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Last update: 17 May 2018

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