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6th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards held

May 15, 2017

The 6th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards was held from February 20 to March 3, 2017. This year, a total of 89 participants, including 15 lecturers, 17 invited students and 10 Dojoouter students, 25 general participants, and members of the media came together to focus on the topic of nuclear safety.

Participants at Ookayama Campus

Participants at Ookayama Campus

In the first part of this year's event, highly renowned experts invited from Japan and overseas delivered lectures on safety-related themes at Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus. Students and young professionals then visited the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to deepen their understanding of radiation effects on humans. They also visited Monju, the prototype fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture to get hands-on experience regarding the fundamentals, components, and maintenance of such reactors.

  • Participants at Ookayama Campus

    Participants at Ookayama Campus

  • Lecture at Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University

    Lecture at Research Institute for Radiation Biology
    and Medicine, Hiroshima University

Visit to Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Visit to Radiation Effects Research Foundation

In front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

In front of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Inspired by the lectures and site visits, participants then split into five groups to hold discussions and deliver presentations regarding two global issues; severe nuclear accidents and final disposal of radioactive waste.

Near the Monju facility in Tsuruga

Near the Monju facility in Tsuruga

Tokyo Tech continues to conduct the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent Cultivation Program in order to develop professionals who will serve as global nuclear energy leaders in industry, government, and academia.

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