Tokyo Tech News
The 7th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards, an event open to the public, was held from August 28 to September 1, 2017 at Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus. Supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the event brought together students and budding researchers in the field. Students of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent Cultivation Program, Tokyo Tech's effort to develop global leaders in industry-government-academic fields related to nuclear power, were also present.
During the first two days of the symposium, highly renowned experts invited from Japan and overseas delivered lectures on "Atoms for Peace, Nuclear Energy in Future, and Nuclear Human Resource Development." Students and young professionals in the audience had the chance to pose questions to these specialists.
During the seminar in the second half of the event, leading Japanese and overseas professionals delivered lectures on nuclear security and safeguards. Students then independently held group discussions in four groups, and based on these talks, presented a series of questions to the speakers.
On the afternoon of the final day, student held group discussions on a potential “Global Young Network for Future” and then presented their conclusions.
This year, a total of 16 invited lecturers from organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), ROSATOM Central Institute for Continuing Education & Training, Texas A&M University, the Embassy of France in Tokyo, and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo spoke at the event. Some 19 seminar students and 30 general participants, as well as two media companies carrying out interviews were also in attendance.