The Vth International School on Radiation Technologies of the World Nuclear University was held at the Rosatom Technical Academy on 14-25 of October. The school is one of the key projects of the World Nuclear University and is held every two years in different countries.
Rosatom Technical Academy accumulated experience of cooperation with the IAEA in establishing nuclear infrastructure in the newcomer countries and offered services as a center for educational competencies in supporting establishment of national centers for nuclear science and technology (CNNT) and as a scientific and educational hub for cooperation with relevant international organizations.
The school presented Obninsk as a nationally distributed CNNT. The group of 28 students from 21 countries and 5 continents of the world got acquainted with scientific and technical competencies and the material base in the field of research reactors (Karpov Scientific Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry (NIFKhI)), radiation technologies for agriculture and environmental monitoring (FSBIU VNIIRAE), production of isotopes (NIFKhI, SSC RF-IPPE), nuclear medicine (Medical Radiological Research Center named after A.F. Tsyb) and industrial application of nuclear technologies (LLC Tekleor).
Along with the head of the World Nuclear University Ms Patricia Wieland, in the School take part Advisor to the Director General of ROSATOM Mr Vladimir Artisyuk, Head of the Radiation Technology and Isotope Products Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mr Joao Osso, and Scientific Director of the RT School, former IAEA Deputy Director General - Director of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications Mr Ramamurti Natesan.
The World Nuclear University was established in 2003 by two industry organizations - WANO and the World Nuclear Association, as well as two intergovernmental organizations - the IAEA and the OECD NEA. A foundation for holding of the RT School in Russia was the Special Scientific Session on Nuclear Medicine, organized in 2006 on the basis of the Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (currently – Rosatom Technical Academy) with the support of the IAEA and the World Nuclear University.
In November 2015 the head of the WNU, Patricia Wieland visited the Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training of ROSATOM. In February 2019, at the Northern Nuclear Forum in the city of Helsinki, an Agreement between the Rosatom Technical Academy and the World Nuclear Association on having the RT School in the city of Obninsk was signed.