Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology

The STAR-NET initiative seals collaboration between educational institutions and nuclear industry-oriented training centres in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, and Ukraine. At the moment, there are 50 nuclear power reactors in operation and 13 more under construction within the regions of these particular six member states. This translates to a rising demand for nuclear educational and training programmes, to meet a continued necessity for highly qualified nuclear professionals.

In a joint intellectual effort with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s programmes for the advancement of human resource development and nuclear knowledge management, the STAR-NET network involves interested stakeholders of non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisations to facilitate education, professional training and promote knowledge-sharing within the nuclear sector

Objectives of the STAR-NET:

to facilitate cooperation in education and professional training in the nuclear sector and related research and outreach in nuclear technology through:

  • Identifying the educational problems and needs in nuclear education in the region;
  • Assessing educational resources and offerings in nuclear education and training in the region;
  • Collaborating in research and development projects in nuclear education and nuclear technology;
  • Exchanging information, teaching materials and advanced tools for education, training and outreach in relation to nuclear technology;
  • Developing common curricula and facilitating mutual recognition of degrees;
  • Developing educational and methodological materials and tools;
  • Promoting exchanges of students, teachers and researchers;
  • Promoting collaboration among STAR-NET member organizations and other regional educational networks;
  • Sharing best practices in nuclear education and educational resources.

During the IAEA GC-59 Collaboration Agreement between 12 Universities was signed on 17th of September. Members of STAR-NET, recognize and agree on the need to foster cooperation between educational institutions and with nuclear industry training centres and strongly support the stated goal of the STAR-NET network - to promote, manage and preserve nuclear knowledge and to ensure the continued availability of talented and qualified human resources in the nuclear field in the States for safe and sustainable use of nuclear technology.

Next phase of the STAR-NET development will involve into cooperation Universities from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic

STAR-NET website

For more information please contact the Scientific Secretary V.Kolomiiets at: NKM-Contact