The Web Portal of Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) is Renewed
18-12-2013 | Approaching the 10th anniversary in 2014, the Web Portal of the Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) is renewed in cooperation with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI).
The new ANENT Web Portal provides all basic information about ANENT, including its objectives, strategies, history, a member list and recent news, as well as serves as a forum for each ANENT activity area. The ANENT has five activity areas, i.e. e-learning platform development, utilization of the platform, educational material development, enhancement of nuclear knowledge management system in Member States, and liaison and communication.
It also works as a gate to the Regional Learning Management System, hosted by KAERI, in which all ANENT related documents and relevant educational materials are shared among the ANENT members. A database is currently under development, together with the other regional education networks in Latin America (LANENT) and Africa (AFRA-NEST), for Master programs, proposed PhD topics, and other opportunities.
The ANENT, established in 2004, is a regional partnership to cooperate in knowledge management and human resources development in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently it has members from 19 Member States in the region (Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Yemen).
The ANENT will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 and continues to play a leading role in sharing nuclear information and knowledge on nuclear education and training, providing support and assistance to Member States in the Asia and Pacific region, as well as serving for further communication among the ANENT members and other regional and global networks.
During the 57th IAEA General Conference in September 2013 a cooperation agreement was signed among the four regional educational networks, i.e. ANENT, AFRA-NEST, LANENT and ENEN, in order to implement the common Action Plan. Together with the existing practical arrangements, it is expected to enhance cooperation for nuclear education at the regional and global levels.
- By Ryoko Kusumi, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy